NJ: Aid in Dying Act passes key committee vote

October 11, 2016

We sent the following message to our New Jersey supporters this week:


I’m writing with great news: yesterday, the New Jersey State Assembly Appropriations Committee passed the Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act in a 8-2 vote! That means that we’re one step closer to making history by authorizing medical aid in dying in the Garden State.

But our work isn’t anywhere near done: the bill will now go to the full Assembly for a vote and the measure still must pass the senate and be signed by the governor. And though we’re happy with the results of yesterday’s vote, the testimony presented showed that there’s still opposition to this important legislation. We need to be sure the Assembly knows that these voices are a minority and that most of the state wants to expand end-of-life options.

Click here to use our quick and easy tool to email your assemblymembers and ask them to authorize the option of medical aid in dying in New Jersey.

Supporters like you are responsible for our success. Our yellow shirts filled the room yesterday, and many volunteers provided moving testimony. Now, we’ll need your help to get over the next hurdle.

The Assembly could vote as soon as later this month, and it’s crucial that they know that their constituents are supportive of medical aid in dying. We can’t win without your support, and if you want medical aid in dying to be available in New Jersey, now is the time to act.

It’s up to you: click here to ask the New Jersey State Assembly to pass the Aid in Dying Act.

Talk to you soon,


Ethan Andersen
NJ Field Director

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VICTORY: Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed the improved End-of-Life Options Act.