We sent the following message to our New Jersey supporters this week:
As you know, we’ve been working hard to lay the groundwork for the passage of death-with-dignity legislation this year. We’ve spent the last few weeks talking with members of the legislature and their staffs about our legislation. And now, we are securing allies for the bill’s introduction.
This week, we’re delivering letters asking assemblymembers to sign on as sponsors of the Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act, which would authorize death with dignity in New Jersey. And you can help by reaching out to your lawmakers and telling them that you support this legislation.
Introducing the bill is just the first step to passage — it will be followed by hearings and then a vote. But a long list of co-sponsors would send a signal to our opponents and the media that we have momentum and strong support from State Assembly members.
Lawmakers are most interested in hearing from their constituents, so a letter from you has the potential to go a long way and convince assemblymembers on the fence. Get involved today and tell your assemblymember why medical aid in dying is so important. Please feel free to include a personal story in your message — I can’t emphasize enough how important it is for lawmakers to hear personal stories about why this issue means so much to all of us.
Click the link below to use our quick and easy online tool to email your assemblymember:
Direct contact with legislators played a huge role in last year’s passage of California’s End of Life Option Act. Make your voice heard and New Jersey could be next.
Thanks for all you do,
NJ Field Director
Use our tool and tell your Assemblymember to sign onto the bill!