Category Archives: Anita Cameron

Anita Cameron: The Disability Perspective

A few weeks ago, I went to Albany, the New York state capital, to meet with members of the Senate Minority Caucus to urge them not to support any forthcoming assisted suicide legislation. During the meetings, each legislator and/or staffer was asked had he or she heard stances against assisted suicide from the perspective of … Continue reading Anita Cameron: The Disability Perspective

NDY Director of Minority Outreach Submits Testimony Opposing Hawaii Assisted Suicide Bill SB1129

Testimony in Opposition to SB 1129 Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Good day. Thank you very much for allowing me to offer my thoughts to you today. My name is Anita Cameron. I am a 51-year-old with multiple disabilities, two of which are degenerative, and one which will take my life. I am writing in opposition to … Continue reading NDY Director of Minority Outreach Submits Testimony Opposing Hawaii Assisted Suicide Bill SB1129

Anita Cameron: Blacks and the Anti Assisted Suicide Movement

[Editor’s Note: Anita Cameron has served on the national NDY Board since late 2013. She is a longtime community organizer with ADAPT and I have had the honor of knowing and working with her since 1987 when I joined ADAPT. She is one of the leaders of Not Dead Yet Colorado. Her article, Blacks and … Continue reading Anita Cameron: Blacks and the Anti Assisted Suicide Movement

Colorado NDY Board Member Op-Eds Published; Hearings Underway

Carrie Ann Lucas and Anita Cameron have just had excellent commentaries opposing assisted suicide bills published in Colorado. Carrie Ann’s op-ed, Legalizing assisted suicide in Colorado would threaten disabled, appeared in the Denver Post on January 25, 2016.  After describing her busy life as an attorney with four children who uses a ventilator full time, she … Continue reading Colorado NDY Board Member Op-Eds Published; Hearings Underway

Colorado ADAPT, NDY Tell Assisted Suicide Advocates They Will Resist Legalization – NDY Board Member Anita Cameron Interviewed on Local News

Last month, we shared a press release issued by Colorado activists from Not Dead Yet and ADAPT protesting an appearance by Compassion and Choices CEO Barbara Coombs Lee in Boulder, Colorado. Since then, it’s become apparent that Colorado is indeed one of the states being targeted for legalization of assisted suicide. KUSA Channel 9 broadcast … Continue reading Colorado ADAPT, NDY Tell Assisted Suicide Advocates They Will Resist Legalization – NDY Board Member Anita Cameron Interviewed on Local News