Attendees will learn how to take action and advocate for medical aid in dying. EOLCNY supports the Medical Aid in Dying Act (S. 3151, A. 2383) which is sponsored by Senator Diane Savino and Assemblymember Amy Paulin. The bill gives terminally ill, mentally competent, adult patients the right to receive a prescription of medications which they can take (if they choose to do so) to achieve a peaceful death.
At our April 17 training:
- Actress Suzanne Hayes will read her play “My Own Tongue”, a first-person account of Cathy Quinn’s harrowing and courageous two-year struggle with cancer, including meeting the love of her life, checking some things off her bucket list, and finally ending with her desire to “go on her own terms” and her commitment to seeing aid in dying legalized in New York.
- This powerful play will be followed by a presentation from Cathy’s boyfriend Scott Barraco who will talk about why he advocates for aid in dying and the challenges, successes, and lessons learned in his journey to support this bill in New York.
- Our lobbyist Vince Marrone will provide an update on the legislative process, the politics of the issue, a review of the Medical Aid in Dying Act and tips on how you can be an effective advocate.
- Executive Director Emeritus David Leven will provide an update on the lawsuit we initiated to legalize aid in dying in New York and an overview of other laws he has helped to get passed.
- This event will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on Monday, April 17, at The Open Center, 22 East 30th Street between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue.
Registration is required. General admission tickets are free, but there is a limited supply. Please register by April 10th. To register, email email@example.com, or call 914-410- 0528.