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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

John Kelly’s Letter Published in the Cape Cod Times

Not Dead Yet New England Regional Director John Kelly sent a letter to the editor last week after the Cape Cod Times published Rabbi Elias Lieberman’s opinion piece promoting legalized assisted suicide. In the lead up to the 2012 referendum on assisted suicide, Rabbi Lieberman invited John to take part in a panel discussion about … Continue reading John Kelly’s Letter Published in the Cape Cod Times

John Kelly: Movies Can Send A Dangerous Message About Suicide and Disability

As we have been covering since spring, here, here, here and here, disability rights advocates around the country, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand held protests against the movie “Me Before You” for its hateful message that some disabled people are better off dead. John shares the same disability as the fictional Will in the movie, … Continue reading John Kelly: Movies Can Send A Dangerous Message About Suicide and Disability

John Kelly’s Testimony Opposing New Jersey Assisted Suicide Bill A2451

[Editor’s Note: John Kelly lived in New Jersey in his younger years and traveled back there to testify on October 6, 2016 in opposition to the latest assisted suicide bill, A2451. His oral testimony is below, and his full written testimony is here.] Chair Burzichelli, Vice Chair Lagana, Members of the Committee: My name is … Continue reading John Kelly’s Testimony Opposing New Jersey Assisted Suicide Bill A2451

In Case You Missed It: John Kelly Video Interview On “Me Before You” & Assisted Suicide

[Editor’s Note: Mea Culpa, we meant to post a blog on this as soon as we got the video captioned, and it’s been posted in our “In the News” section, but catching up belatedly here in the blog. . .] In this in-depth interview, Not Dead Yet’s New England regional director John Kelly critiques the … Continue reading In Case You Missed It: John Kelly Video Interview On “Me Before You” & Assisted Suicide