Consolidated 2013 Annual Report

Our organization has a history of mapping the successes for the whole movement, while at the same time leading the way to policy reform through action and advocacy. We do the quiet, behind-the-scenes analyses necessary to build the infrastructure for success—our work during the last fiscal year. This year, however, was the year to capitalize on our successful planning and help propel the movement toward progress.

And, progress we’ve made. Massachusetts voters turned out in droves for our cause, and we had our opponents scrambling to defend the old status quo. Their campaign manager said, “If the proponents could pass this in 40-percent-Catholic Massachusetts, they’d be running through the other states within five years.”

Looking ahead, we know our groundbreaking work in New England will lead to future policy reform in the region. We are proud to have been the leader in charting the course and building the infrastructure from the beginning. We are proud and thankful you joined us in this effort.

Opponents to change always try to stop progress, but the momentum we've started in New England will not be stopped. Death with Dignity will become part of the national conversation, to that end we strive.

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You are the key to ensuring well-crafted Death with Dignity laws for all Americans. With your financial and volunteer help, the Death with Dignity National Center, a 501(c)(3), non-partisan, nonprofit organization, has been the leading advocate in the Death with Dignity movement. Individual contributions helped us pass new Death with Dignity laws in Washington and Vermont, defend the Oregon law, and provide education and outreach programs for the vitality of the Death with Dignity movement.

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