Action is needed now to permanently  reauthorize and improve the California End of Life Options Act and ensure it is accessible. Our opponents are working fervently to defeat the Act entirely and will do everything they can to undermine support for and confidence in the law. With your donation today we can protect our hard-won option of medical aid in dying and even improve the law. 

We are grateful to Barbara Meislin (“The Purple Lady,”) who is determined to see that the California End of Life Option Act becomes a permanent law, and that eligible, terminally-ill Californians who want this option do not face unreasonable barriers to a compassionate death. To help raise the $1.1 million needed to accomplish this goal, Barbara established The Purple Lady Joy of Giving Challenge. She has made an extraordinary commitment to match every gift to the campaign of $10,000 or more, up to $250,000*!

Consider a gift today to:

Compassion & Choices –  to help us ensure everyone is able to access the law by working with medical providers and health systems, mobilize volunteers, run an effective media campaign, highlight the voices of those impacted by the law and protect the law from legal attack. Gifts to Compassion & Choices are tax-deductible.


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Compassion & Choices Action Network –  to help us educate legislators, mobilize the grassroots through phone, text and email campaigns, provide testimony and hold elected officials accountable.


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*Gifts of $10,000 or more to either Compassion & Choices or Compassion & Choices Action Network will be matched with equal gifts to Compassion & Choices Action Network, thanks to The Purple Lady Joy of Giving Challenge! A total of $100,000 has already been raised but there is still $150,000 left in the Challenge to unlock. Thank you for helping us to reach this important goal.