Press Releases

[Editor’s Note:  The national Not Dead Yet press release titles prior to January 6, 2016 below are linked to a PRWeb press release in pdf format.  To improve accessibility, text versions of these earlier national NDY releases are published as a blog entry on the same date in html format.]

Disability Rights Groups Applaud NY Court of Appeals Assisted Suicide Ruling (September 7, 2017)

Disability Advocates Protest Senate Leader Over Cuts to Medicaid (June 22, 2017)

Disability Activists Rally Against Assisted Suicide At NY Court of Appeals (May 30, 2017)

MEDIA ADVISORY: Assisted Suicide To Be Argued in New York Court of Appeals (May 29, 2017)

NDLA Press Release: Over 200 Disability Organizations Send Letter Opposing Congressional Health Cuts (March 10, 2017) (NDLA Site Version)

Eleven Disability Organizations File Friend of the Court Brief in Appeal of New York Assisted Suicide Case (February 16, 2017)

Disability Rights Organizations Statement Opposing Assisted Suicide Laws and Supporting Health Care (February 13, 2017)

Not Dead Yet and Respecting Choices Announce Successful Collaboration (December 1, 2016)

Statement On Mourning the Death of Jerika Bolen (September 23, 2016)

Disability Activists from Not Dead Yet and ADAPT Engage in Funeral March to Protest Assisted Suicide Ballot Measure (August 8, 2016)

“Me Before You” Protesters Call For PSA To Prevent Copycat Suicides (August 1, 2016)

Disability Advocates Applaud New Mexico Supreme Court Ruling In Assisted Suicide Case (July 1, 2016)

Advocates Protest Disability Snuff Film “Me Before You” (June 2, 2016)

Today Not Dead Yet Celebrates 20 Years in the Fight for Our Lives (April 27, 2016)

Disability Advocates React to Death of Colorado Assisted Suicide Bill (February 24, 2016)

Disability Activists from Not Dead Yet and other Colorado organizations to Testify in Opposition to Colorado Assisted Suicide Bill (February 3, 2016)

Media Advisory: Disability Rights Advocates Oppose NY Assisted Suicide Bills (January 11, 2016)

Not Dead Yet and Ten National and New York State Disability Groups File Friend of the Court Brief in New York Assisted Suicide Case (January 6, 2016)

Not Dead Yet and Five Other National Disability Groups File Friend of the Court Brief in New Mexico Supreme Court in Assisted Suicide Case (September 30, 2015)

Media Advisory — Not Dead Yet Colorado opposes proposed constitutional amendment (August 24, 2015)

Disability rights advocates are having a busy week opposing legalization of assisted suicide (July 10, 2015)

Disability Activists Urge Princeton University to Denounce Professor Peter Singer’s Comments, Call for His Resignation (June 9, 2015)

Not Dead Yet Applauds Second Thoughts Connecticut As Disability Advocates Prepare to Testify Against Assisted Suicide Bill (March 18, 2015)

Media Advisory: New York Disability Rights Group Opposes NY Assisted Suicide Bill (February 9, 2015)

Disability Activists from Not Dead Yet and Other Colorado Organizations to Testify in Opposition to Colorado Assisted Suicide Bill (February 5, 2015)

Media Advisory — Coloradans Against Physician Assisted Suicide (CAPAS) 1/27/2015 (January 27, 2015)

Media Advisory: Disability Advocates Prepared To Oppose Flurry of State Assisted Suicide Bills Being Introduced in 2015 (January 15, 2015) Boulder, CO:

Disability Rights Activists Protest Compassion and Choices President Visit (October 26, 2014)

Press Statement:  Disability Rights Groups Not Dead Yet and Second Thoughts Issue Statement Defending Dr. Ira Byock in Assisted Suicide Debate (October 24, 2014)

Media Advisory: Disability Groups Respond to Compassion and Choices’ Advocacy for Assisted Suicide Legislation in Connection With Brittany Maynard’s Tragic Illness (October 9, 2014)

Disability Rights Activists Begin 2nd Day of Protests Against Pro-Euthanasia Conference in Chicago (September 19, 2014)

Disability Rights Activists to Protest International Euthanasia Group Meeting in Chicago (September 17, 2014)

Not Dead Yet & 6 Other National Disability Groups Submit Friend-of-Court Brief in New Mexico Assisted Suicide Appeal (August 31, 2014)

Not Dead Yet Advocates Against Oregon-Style Assisted Suicide Bill in the UK (July 18, 2014)

Not Dead Yet Applauds Disability Rights Advocates for Key Role in Stalling New Jersey Assisted Suicide Bill (June 27, 2014)

Disability Advocates From Not Dead Yet and New Jersey Disability Organizations Testify Against Assisted Suicide Bill Despite Short Notice of Committee Hearing (June 5, 2014)

Not Dead Yet and New York Disability Groups File Objections to NY Medicaid Proposal, Alleging It Would Steer People to Choose Death Over Disability to Save Health Dollars (May 30, 2014)

Not Dead Yet, Autistic Self Advocacy Network and 12 Other Disability Groups File Friend-of-Court Brief in Wisconsin Case Alleging Medical Care Withheld Due to Disability (May 27, 2014)

Disability Opposition to Assisted Suicide Bills Helped Secure Third Defeat In New England States This Session (March 31, 2014)

Second Thoughts Massachusetts Press Release: Once again – assisted suicide proponents falter, MA legislation sent to study committee and gone from this year’s session (March 19, 2014)

Disability Activists from Not Dead Yet and Second Thoughts to Testify in Opposition to Connecticut Assisted Suicide Bill (March 17, 2014)

Rochester Area Disability Community Commemorates Lives of Disabled Filicide Victims (February 28, 2014)

Not Dead Yet, Second Thoughts To Testify Against New Hampshire Assisted Suicide Bill (Feb. 4, 2014)

Anita Cameron and Samantha Crane Join Not Dead Yet Board (Jan. 13, 2014)

Disability Rights Organizations Led By Not Dead Yet Issue Open Letter Criticizing Respecting Choices Program for Bias Against Feeding Tubes and Breathing Devices (Dec. 20, 2013)

Second Thoughts Massachusetts to Testify against Assisted Suicide Bill H 1998 (Dec. 16, 2013)

Not Dead Yet CEO Says Persistence Pays Off In Disability Rights Victory On Organ Procurement Protocols (Nov. 15, 2013)

Not Dead Yet Hires John Kelly as Regional Director for New England States (Sept. 23, 2013)

Disability Groups Issue Statement on 23rd Anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act; Not Dead Yet Urges Nat’l Disability Council to Address Medical Discrimination (July 26, 2013)

Not Dead Yet Provides Video and Written Comments on POLST to Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Approaching Death (July 23, 2013)

Not Dead Yet Urges Secretary Sebelius and Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network to Prohibit Organ Procurers from Pressuring Sick or Injured to Give Up on Living (June 19, 2013)

In Honor of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Not Dead Yet Urges Elder Abuse Professionals to Speak Out Against Risks of Legalizing Assisted Suicide (June 15, 2013)

Not Dead Yet and Second Thoughts Congratulate Connecticut Disability Rights Advocates in Defeat of Assisted Suicide Legislation (April 6, 2013)

Not Dead Yet Board Member John Kelly to Testify in Connecticut Legislature Against Assisted Suicide Bill (March 20, 2013)

Princeton Attorney Anne Studholme to Testify on Behalf of Disability Groups in New Jersey Assembly Hearing on Assisted Suicide (February 7, 2013)

President of Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights Testifies Against Legalization of Assisted Suicide in State Senate Committee Hearing (February 2, 2013)

Disability Group Urges IOM to Remedy “Glaring Omission” in Membership on End-of-Life Committee (January 30, 2013)

Massachusetts Disability Rights Activists Relieved That Voters Defeated Assisted Suicide Initiative (November 7, 2012)

Disability Rights Activist Pam Auer to Represent Not Dead Yet at My Medicaid Matters Rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 (October 16, 2012)

Not Dead Yet CEO to Address International Advance Care Planning and “End of Life” Conference Thursday, May 31 in Chicago (May 30, 2012)

30 National Disability Organizations Led by NDY Decrying ‘Deadly Consequences’ Segment (May 30, 2012)

Disability Rights Group Challenges Language for Assisted Suicide Ballot Measure as “Misleading, Inaccurate, and Euphemistic” (May 18, 2012)

With National Day of Mourning, Disability Community Remembers Disabled Victims of Domestic Violence (Mar 27, 2012)

Not Dead Yet Responds to Report of the Quebec Commission on the Issue of Dying With Dignity (Mar 26, 2012)

Disability Rights Activists Voice Opposition to Massachusetts Assisted Suicide Initiative (Mar 6, 2012)

Disability Activists Urge Georgia Legislators to “Get it Right” on Assisted Suicide (Feb 7, 2012)

Disability Rights Group Announces Opposition to Massachusetts Assisted Suicide Initiative (Dec 9, 2011)

Disability Activists Urge Georgia Supreme Court to Uphold Prosecution of Final Exit Network (Nov 7, 2011)

Disability Rights Activists from Not Dead Yet and National Council on Disability Featured in Dr. Oz Segment on Assisted Suicide (Nov 3, 2011)

Not Dead Yet Applauds PBS Documentary “Lives Worth Living” (Oct 28, 2011)

Not Dead Yet to Speak at My Medicaid Matters Rally in Washington, D.C. Wednesday – Senator Tom Harkin and Rep. Jim Langevin Also Among Speakers (Sep 20, 2011)

Disability Advocates Call for Restraint and Responsibility in Murder Coverage (June 22, 2006)