NJ: Tell your senator to co-sponsor the Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act

August 9, 2016

Compassion & Choices New Jersey supporters received this email last week:

I’m writing with some great news: Sen. Nicholas Scutari of Union County has agreed to sponsor the Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act in the State Senate. That means we now have a bill in both chambers of the state legislature, a crucial step in our campaign to authorize medical aid in dying here in New Jersey.

Of course, our work isn’t done. To ensure our success in the Senate, we need cosponsors who will work alongside Sen. Scutari to get this bill passed. And we’re asking supporters like you to urge your senator to cosponsor this important legislation.

Click here to use our quick and easy tool to write a letter to your senator asking them to cosponsor the Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act.

Introducing the bill is just the first step to passage — it will be followed by hearings and then a vote. But a long list of cosponsors would send a signal to our opponents and the media that we have momentum and strong support in the Senate.

Lawmakers are most interested in hearing from their constituents, so a letter from you has the potential to go a long way to convince your senator if they are undecided. Get involved today and tell your senators why medical aid in dying is so important.

Please feel free to include a personal story in your message — it’s impossible to overstate the resonance of personal testimony when appealing to lawmakers.

Click the link below to ask your senator to cosponsor medical aid-in-dying legislation:

https://www.compassionandchoices.org/nj-senate-cosponsor

Direct contact with legislators played a huge role in last year’s passage of California’s End of Life Option Act. Make your voice heard and New Jersey could be next.

Thanks for all you do,

Ethan

Ethan Andersen
NJ Field Director

Compassion & Choices
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