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NY Court of Appeals Rally – Two Photos and Coverage

NDY activists from across the state rallied Tuesday, May 30th on a cold and rainy afternoon outside the New York Court of Appeals. The friend-of-the-court brief filed by NDY and joined by ten other national and state Disability Rights Amici was mentioned twice during oral argument in the case, favorably, by counsel for the Attorney … Continue reading NY Court of Appeals Rally – Two Photos and Coverage

Press Release: Disability Activists Rally Against Assisted Suicide At NY Court of Appeals

For Immediate Release: May 30, 2017 Contacts: Diane Coleman 708-420-0539 dcoleman@notdeadyet.org Adam Prizio 518-320-7100 (office) 603-518-4910 (cell) aprizio@cdrnys.org  Disability rights activists from across the state will rally as the New York Court of Appeals hears oral arguments Tuesday afternoon, May 30th in the Myers v. Schneiderman assisted suicide case. Not Dead Yet led the filing of a Disability Rights friend-of-the-court … Continue reading Press Release: Disability Activists Rally Against Assisted Suicide At NY Court of Appeals

New York’s Assisted Suicide Case To Be Heard on May 30th

A case pushing New York courts to find a state constitutional right to assisted suicide will be heard in oral argument in the NY Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, next Tuesday, May 30th. Not Dead Yet filed friend-of-the-court briefs, joined by ten other national and New York state disability rights organizations, at both … Continue reading New York’s Assisted Suicide Case To Be Heard on May 30th

NDY Activists Deliver Counter to NY Assisted Suicide Proponents’ Lobby Day

Nearly 20 disability activists wearing hot pink Not Dead Yet – The Resistance t-shirts took their message to Albany on May 9th. This was the lobby day scheduled by assisted suicide proponents, but NDY refused to give them the last word. News coverage in the Albany Times Union quoted Adam Prizio, who serves as manager … Continue reading NDY Activists Deliver Counter to NY Assisted Suicide Proponents’ Lobby Day

NDY Staff Raise Disability and Minority Community Issues in Boston Training

On Saturday, May 6th, NDY’s John Kelly and Anita Cameron were part of a very informative and successful training on the dangers of assisted suicide legislation held in Boston by the Patients Rights Action Fund (PRAF). PRAF is an important partner in coalitions that oppose legalization of assisted suicide, and has offered similar trainings in … Continue reading NDY Staff Raise Disability and Minority Community Issues in Boston Training