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NDY Joins National Alliance to Support Proposed Federal Resolution Opposing Legalization of Assisted Suicide

[Editor’s note: Today, NDY’s Anita Cameron is among the speaker’s at a press conference announcing the introduction of a bipartisan Sense of Congress Resolution detailing the dangers of a public policy of assisted suicide. NDY’s disability community allies, including ADAPT, DREDF and NCIL, support this Resolution. The National Alliance press release is below.] For Immediate … Continue reading NDY Joins National Alliance to Support Proposed Federal Resolution Opposing Legalization of Assisted Suicide

DREDF Statement on Hollywood Hills Tragedy: In Emergency Planning, Disabled People Are Too Often Left Behind

As the southern half of the United States begins repairing the damage caused by Hurricane Irma, news reports surfaced that residents of a Hollywood Hills assisted living facility called The Rehabilitation Center were inside the center without air conditioning. Eight people died even though there was a hospital across the street, just mere yards from … Continue reading DREDF Statement on Hollywood Hills Tragedy: In Emergency Planning, Disabled People Are Too Often Left Behind

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

Marilyn Golden’s Testimony Against Alaska Assisted Suicide Bill H 54

[Editor’s note: As most of our readers know, NDY works closely with the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund in opposing assisted suicide legislation. A Committee hearing was held last week – April 6 – in Alaska, which allows witnesses to testify by teleconference. Below is Marilyn Golden’s clearly articulated and compelling testimony. BTW, she … Continue reading Marilyn Golden’s Testimony Against Alaska Assisted Suicide Bill H 54

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