End-of-Life Choice, Death with Dignity, Palliative Care and Counseling

California

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The End of Life Option Act (SB 128), an aid-in-dying bill supported by Compassion & Choices, is now being considered in the California State Senate!

Compassion & Choices is aggressively working its local grassroots strategy to keep momentum behind this important legislation, introduced in January 2015, to make medical aid in dying available to all Californians. See how you can get involved.

Support SB 128 Today by Sending a Letter to Lawmakers

Download this letter to print, sign and send to our bill champions in Sacramento. Send the letter to our bill sponsors so they can share them with the committees considering the legislation. The addresses you need can be found on the header.
LETTER IN SUPPORT OF SB 128

Resources

California Advance Directive

If your end-of-life plans aren’t in place yet, follow the link below to find the most recent forms and resources for end-of-life planning.
CALIFORNIA END-OF-LIFE RESOURCES PAGE

About Advance Planning

Making plans and communicating them is absolutely necessary to ensure we get what we want – and avoid enduring anything we don’t – at the end of life, even if we’re unable to speak for ourselves…more

Events

Fullerton, California
Presentation to the Democrats of North Orange County
Thursday, March 5
TBA
Sizzler Restaurant, 1401 North Harbor Boulevard
Contact Joe Barnes, [email protected].

Rohnert Park, California
Gather the Women Event
Saturday, March 7
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Rohnert Park Senior Center 6800 Hunter Drive
Contact Marlene Tumlin, [email protected].

Beverly Hills, California
Gathering petition signatures at the Beverly Hills Farmers Market
Sunday, March 8, 15, 22 and 29
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
9300 block of Civic Center Drive between Third Street and Santa Monica
Contact Joe Barnes, [email protected].

Laguna Beach, California
Presentation to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laguna Beach
Wednesday, March 11
7 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 429 Cypress Drive
Contact Joe Barnes, [email protected].

San Diego, California
Presentation to the EngAge Senior Housing Apartments
Wednesday, March 11
Location and Time TBA
Contact Marlene Tumlin, [email protected].

Online
California Online Volunteer Training
Thursday, March 12
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Online Meeting via your Computer and Phone
Contact Christina Goodwin, [email protected].

Santa Barbara, California
Gathering petition signatures at Santa Barbara Farmers Market
Saturday, March 14
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Corner of Santa Barbara and Cota Streets
Contact Cecily Hintzen, [email protected].

Dana Point, California
Presentation to the South Orange County Democrats
Wednesday, March 18
Location and time TBA
Contact Joe Barnes, [email protected].

Carpinteria, California
Carpinteria Information Meeting
Wednesday, March 18
7 p.m.
Carpinteria Library, 5141 Carpinteria Avenue
Contact Cecily Hintzen, [email protected].

Goleta, California
Goleta Information Meeting
Thursday, March 19
7 p.m.
Goleta Library, 500 North Fairview Avenue
Contact Cecily Hintzen, [email protected].

Los Angeles, California
Presentation to the Mar Vista Community Council/Aging in Place Ad-Hoc Committee Meeting
Thursday, March 19
6 p.m.
Windward School, 11350 Palms Boulevard
Contact Joe Barnes, [email protected].

San Luis Obispo, California
Volunteer Training
Sunday, March 22
TBA
TBA
Contact Cecily Hintzen, [email protected].

Hanford, California
Presentation to the Kings County Democratic Central Committee
Tuesday, March 24
6 pm
TBA
Contact Cecily Hintzen, [email protected].

West Hollywood, California
“How to Die in Oregon” film screening, panel discussion and reception
Tuesday, March 24
7 p.m.
Council Chambers, 625 North San Vicente Boulevard
Contact Joe Barnes, [email protected].

Visalia, California
Presentation to the Visalia Democratic Club
Wednesday, March 25
6 pm
TBA
Contact Cecily Hintzen, [email protected].

Caspar, California
Presentation to End of Life Group
Wednesday, March 25
Location and Date TBA
Contact Marlene Tumlin, [email protected].

Santa Barbara, California
Volunteer Training
Saturday, March 28
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Hospice of Santa Barbara, 2050 Alameda Padre Serra
Contact Cecily Hintzen, [email protected].

Los Angeles, California
Sunday, March 29
Gathering petition signatures at Mar Vista Farmers Market
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Grand View at Venice Boulevard
Contact Joe Barnes, [email protected].

Long Beach, California
Sunday, March 29
Gathering petition signatures at Long Beach Farmers Market
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Parking lot, Alamitos Bay Marina, on East Marina Drive
Contact Joe Barnes, [email protected].

Contact Information

Los Angeles Office
7080 Hollywood Boulevard, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90028
323.452.5923

San Francisco P.O. Box
3701 Sacramento Street #439
San Francisco, CA 94118
866.825.8967

To learn how you can get involved with Compassion & Choices in California click here or call 800-247-7421.

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