For the fourth consecutive year, the New York State Legislature will consider a Death with Dignity bill. Bonnie Edelstein, the executive director of Death with Dignity-Albany, has been on the front lines of the grassroots campaign for end-of-life policy reform in New York. We spoke with Bonnie about the year ahead and the unique opportunities and challenges of grassroots organizing in New York.
Measuring Success, Envisioning the Future: A Conversation with End of Life Washington’s Sally McLaughlin
We spoke with End of Life Washington Executive Director Sally McLaughlin about the organization’s recent accomplishments, long-term goals, and strategies to confront challenges in 2018.
Our partner organization Patient Choices Vermont's executive director, Betsy Walkerman, talks about the organization’s progress in 2017 and plans for next year.
Earlier this year, the House of Representatives passed a spending bill that would repeal Washington, D.C.’s newly passed Death with Dignity Act. We worked hard to keep that awful provision out of the Senate’s companion bill—and we succeeded.
For the next three months, Washington, D.C. will be the front line of our fight to provide terminally ill Americans the option to die with dignity. Last year, we helped pass the assisted dying law in the nation’s capital,…
Val Lovelace believes that all individuals deserve the chance to have a peaceful, humane death that accords with their wishes and values. To start a conversation in her home state of Maine, she founded It’s My Death, a nonprofit dedicated to “providing services and education to people who wish to actively explore the meaning of life through embracing the certainty of death.”
Unlike many advocates, Ed Tiryakian's passion does not arise from a personal experience but from his fundamental belief in “personal liberty and choice.”
Cindy Merrill considers herself an unlikely activist, with no illusions about the uphill battle for death with dignity in Texas.
The Washington State Department of Health has released the 2016 Death with Dignity Act Report: 248 residents obtained medications prescribed under the law.
After witnessing Jack’s painless, peaceful, and dignified death, Lisa and her family realized that “we needed to share his experience to help people understand that a peaceful death can be achieved when someone knows they’re dying and is very proactive” about end-of-life planning.