Compassion & Choices is the nation’s oldest, largest and most active nonprofit working to improve care and expand options for the end of life. For more than 40 years we have sought to change attitudes, practices and policies so that everyone can access the information and care they need. Compassion & Choices is committed to collaborating with legislators from every state and political party who seek to honor their constituents by engaging in this mission with us.
Table of Contents
Support for the End-of-Life Options Movement
How to Talk About Medical Aid in Dying
Key Message Points to Include in All Communications
Writing a Letter to the Editor
Writing Letters to Lawmakers
Petitions: Grassroots Activism 101
Tabling: Bringing Medical Aid-in-Dying Issues to the Community
Canvassing: Taking the Show on the Road
Step One: Writing Letters to Public Officials
Step Two: Preparing for a Legislative Meeting
Step Three: Appearing at a Legislative Committee Hearing
Step Four: Holding a Lobby Day
Do Your Research
What Is a Local Resolution?
Getting a Local Resolution Passed
What Do I Need to Host a Screening?
How Much of the Film Should I Show?
Managing the Conversation
Getting People to Your Party
Creating Your Invitation
Selecting a Presentation/Discussion Topic
Hosting a Remote Speaker
Screening a Video
Running Your House Party
Making the Ask for Support
After the Event
Frequently Asked Questions About Hosting a House Party