New Press Release from NoOn2,
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For Immediate Release
September 26, 2012
Contact: Tim Rosales
State Rep. John Rogers (D-Norwood) says ‘No’ to Ballot Question 2
“particularly concerned about issues like cost-cutting, no requirement for a psychiatric evaluation…”
Boston – Adding his name to the growing list of opponents to Ballot Question 2 is State Representative John Rogers (D-Norwood). Representative Rogers joins organizations like the Boston Center for Independent Living, Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities and others across Massachusetts opposing Ballot Question 2.
“As a Democrat committed to improving the quality of life for our citizens, I have a number of problems with Ballot Question 2 and am endorsing a ‘No’ vote,” said State Rep. John Rogers.
“I am particularly concerned about issues like cost-cutting, no requirement for a psychiatric evaluation and that there is no real state oversight. I believe that these concerns expressed in large part by Massachusetts’ disability rights community, should be given serious weight and Ballot Question 2 defeated.”
State Representative John Rogers was first elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in November of 1992 and, is currently serving his ninth term as a legislator. He represents the 12th Norfolk District which includes 38,000 citizens in the towns of Norwood and Walpole. John served as House Majority Leader from January 2005 through January 2009. Currently he is a member of the committees on Education, Labor and Workforce Development, and Veterans and Federal Affairs.
Ballot Question 2 on the November statewide ballot seeks to legalize assisted suicide in Massachusetts. For more information about No On Question 2 and reasons to oppose this measure go to: http://www.noonquestion2.org/index.php/about/faq