Category Archives: Our News & Commentary Blog

Disability Rights Organizations Issue Statement Opposing Assisted Suicide Laws and Supporting Health Care

To be released on the occasion of the House Committee markup  of a Disapproval Resolution on the District of Columbia assisted suicide bill We, as disability rights organizations, oppose the legalization of assisted suicide, which is a dangerous and harmful public policy. We also support the continuation of the Affordable Care Act and everything it does … Continue reading Disability Rights Organizations Issue Statement Opposing Assisted Suicide Laws and Supporting Health Care

National Day of Mourning March 1st

Thanks to our colleagues at the Autistic Self Advocacy for their leadership in creating and annually organizing a National Day of Mourning in cities across the country on March 1st, in the honor and memory of people with disabilities killed by family members and caregivers. It is not to late to sign up as a … Continue reading National Day of Mourning March 1st

Carrie Ann Lucas Public Radio Interview About Jerika Bolen – A Captioned Video

[Thanks to John Kelly and Frankie Symonds for creating this video. Carrie is among those who received recognition from New Mobility for trying to save Jerika’s life.] Last July, news broke that Appleton, Wisconsin 14-year-old Jerika Bolen had decided to die because of the extreme pain she was in, pain attributed to her genetic condition, … Continue reading Carrie Ann Lucas Public Radio Interview About Jerika Bolen – A Captioned Video

Disability Advocates Blast Intro of Another NY Assisted Suicide Bill

Disability advocates in Albany and Rochester led reactions to the reintroduction of assisted suicide bills in New York on Monday, January 23rd. Terminal patients ask New York to legalize help with dying (WHAM Cha 13) included footage from Not Dead Yet’s 1997 U.S. Supreme Court rally against assisted suicide in the case brought by Rochester’s Dr. … Continue reading Disability Advocates Blast Intro of Another NY Assisted Suicide Bill

Meet NDY’s New Director of Minority Outreach, Anita Cameron

Hello, I’m Anita Cameron, Director of Minority Outreach. Though I’m a new employee, I’m no stranger to Not Dead Yet. I’ve been a member almost since its inception and served on the Board of Directors for two years. I live at the intersection of a number of communities. As a Black disabled lesbian, the work … Continue reading Meet NDY’s New Director of Minority Outreach, Anita Cameron