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Urge the Committee to pass the Compassionate Care Act

RI House Committee to Consider aid-in-dying legislation

Check out the email we sent out today to all Rhode Island Compassion & Choices supporters. Take action so the committee knows that Rhode Islanders support expanding end-of-life options to include aid in dying:

Friend,

We’re closer than ever before to authorizing medical aid in dying in Rhode Island. And this week, we’ll face a crucial legislative test.

The Rhode Island State House Health, Education, and Welfare Committee will consider the Lila Sapinsley Compassionate Care Act, a bill that would allow terminally ill people to access medical aid in dying. We need supporters like you to attend the hearing and send letters to the lawmakers considering the bill to motivate them to support it.

WHAT: Hearing on the Lila Sapinsley Compassionate Care Act
WHERE: Rhode Island State House, Room 101, 82 Smith Street, Providence
WHEN: Wednesday, March 23 at 4:30 p.m.  

RSVP today:
Yes, I will join you at the hearing!
Sorry, I can’t make it, but I will email the committee to show my support!

Our opponents will likely mobilize their activists to be on hand for the hearing, so we need supporters like you at the State House to illustrate support for aid in dying in Rhode Island. If you want the freedom to make your own end-of-life decisions, now is the time to act. With your help, we can send a strong message that Rhode Islanders support death with dignity.

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 Rhode Island could be next. Feel free to include a personal story in your message. It’s impossible to overstate the resonance of personal testimony when appealing to lawmakers.

Your support is crucial. Whether you plan on joining us for the hearing or not, please take a few moments to tell lawmakers the time to pass this bill is now. It’s quick and easy with our online tool. Click the link below to email the committee:

https://www.compassionandchoices.org/rhode-island/urge-the-committee-to-pass-the-compassionate-care-act/

Thanks for all you do,

Tim

Tim Appleton
Multi-State Campaign and Outreach Manager

Join us on Wednesday, March 23 for the hearing or send a message to committee members if you can’t make it.