Category Archives: Marilyn Golden

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

California Assisted Suicide Law Is Denounced By Leading Disability Rights Policy Center

[Editor’s Note: Apologies for this belated posting of an press release from our friends at DREDF regarding an important new watchdog website launched by our allies at the Patients Rights Action Fund.] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 6, 2016 CONTACTS: Marilyn Golden, Senior Policy Analyst, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) (510) 549-9339 mgolden@dredf.org CALIFORNIA ASSISTED … Continue reading California Assisted Suicide Law Is Denounced By Leading Disability Rights Policy Center

DREDF and NDY Weigh In Against Proposed CA “1-800-KILL_ME” Hotline

[Editor’s Note:  Thanks to the Patients Rights Action Fund for the brilliant “1-800-KILL_ME” label.  It says it all.] A lead sponsor of the California assisted suicide law has proposed to take the state sponsored program to a whole new level, urging legislators to fund a dedicated phone line to promote – eh, respond to questions about … Continue reading DREDF and NDY Weigh In Against Proposed CA “1-800-KILL_ME” Hotline

NDY Advocate Lillibeth Navarro Speaks at Sacramento CA Rally for Veto

A diverse group of advocates led by people with disabilities held a rally at the State Capitol in Sacramento, California on September 24th to urge Governor Jerry Brown to veto the assisted suicide bill rammed through a special session of the state legislature two weeks ago. [Photo of people with signs gathered near the stage … Continue reading NDY Advocate Lillibeth Navarro Speaks at Sacramento CA Rally for Veto

DREDF and ASAN Oppose “End Run” Assisted Suicide Bill in California Assembly

Having failed to get any traction in the California Assembly Health and Judiciary Committees during the regular legislative session, proponents of assisted suicide legislation did an end run around the appropriate process and brought another bill up in a special session convened to address state budget issues.  As Marilyn Golden, senior policy analyst for the … Continue reading DREDF and ASAN Oppose “End Run” Assisted Suicide Bill in California Assembly