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Things You Can Do
The updated Medical Aid in Dying Act (A.2383/S.3151) was introduced in the Assembly and Senate in January 2017, following passage of the previous version by the Assembly Health Committee in May 2016. Legislative consideration will begin in the Assembly. You can take action now to build support:
- Sign the Petition
For the New York campaign, Compassion & Choices has an online petition you can sign supporting the principle underlying the legislation. https://www.compassionandchoices.org/new-york/new-york-campaign/
- Contact Your Legislators
Let your Assembly member and your Senator know that you’d like them to support the bill. Write, email, or call their offices. Personal stories are very powerful—tell them why you care so much about this issue. You can find out who is your Assembly member at http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/search/ and your Senator at https://www.nysenate.gov/find-my-senator
- Talk with Your Doctor
Compassion & Choices is running an Ask Your Doctor initiative, which provides suggestions about talking with your doctor and asking for support. If your doctor would like a follow-up contact, you can provide information to C&C online https://www.compassionandchoices.org/ask-your-doctor/ If your doctor would like medical information about the options available for providing end-of-life care, he or she could visit https://www.compassionandchoices.org/research/doc2doc-program/
- Write Letters
Letters to the Editor are widely read and have real impact. It’s not that difficult to get published, especially locally. The Times Union accepts submissions at email@example.com and essays at firstname.lastname@example.org