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Webinar: Fighting Assisted Suicide Coast to Coast, March 11th 2022

Blue flyer with white text. Join us for our webinar Fighting Assisted Suicide Coast to Coast: The Big Picture In The States, Federal, and Judiciary. Friday, March 11th, 2022. 4 PM to 5:30PM Eastern time. Three close-up photos. Barbara Lyons, Coalitions Director of Patients’ Rights Action Fund. White woman with short red hair, wearing wire-framed glasses and red lipstick. Matt Vallière, Executive Director of Patients’ Rights Action Fund. Man of color with black hair wearing black-framed glasses and a white collared shirt. Diane Coleman, CEO & President of Not Dead Yet. White woman with light shoulder-length hair and wire-framed glasses. She wears a red shirt and an assisted breathing device covers her nose and mouth.
Fighting Assisted Suicide Coast to Coast:
The big picture in the states, federal, and judiciary

Friday, March 11th 2022
4:00pm to 5:30pm EST

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The Patients’ Rights Action Fund and our allies fight the legalization of assisted suicide public policy, which is dangerous and discriminatory. You are invited to attend a webinar for a complete update on the fight against assisted suicide and euthanasia on all fronts.

 

State Update – Barbara Lyons, Coalitions Director of Patients’ Rights Action Fund

  • Assisted Suicide Legalization Bills – States where introduced and provisions
  • Assisted Suicide Expansion Bills – States where introduced and provisions
  • How States are Stretching the Oregon Model

Federal Update – Matt Vallière, Executive Director of Patients’ Rights Action Fund

  • Bi-partisan Congressional Resolution – How to get involved
  • Federal Regulation – Provisions and action needed

Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia Push in the Courts – Diane Coleman, CEO & President Not Dead Yet 

  • Overview of how proponents are trying to legalize and expand assisted suicide laws through litigation.

This webinar will include real-time closed captioning and will be signed by an interpreter.
If you have an accommodation request, please email ian@patientsrightsaction.org 

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María José came to apply through our mutual connections at California League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the oldest and largest Latino civil rights organization. She has worked in direct lobbying and worked in coalitions on human dignity issues, including assisted suicide, restorative justice, immigrant rights, victim empowerment, and advocacy on behalf of incarcerated persons. María José is a proud dreamer, born in Lima, Peru, who grew up in Northern California. She has an intuitive sense and passion for this issue, and we are grateful for her leadership and perspective…

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Introducing Deputy Coalitions Director for Disability Outreach

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