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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

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

Coleman Letter to CA Assembly Members Opposing Assisted Suicide Bill; Action Alert

Versions of the letter below have gone to various California legislative committees and key members.  We are down to the wire, with an Assembly vote possible today, but more likely tomorrow (Wed., Sept. 9th).  California is one of the most influential states in the country and it’s unconscionable, after assisted suicide bills were defeated on … Continue reading Coleman Letter to CA Assembly Members Opposing Assisted Suicide Bill; Action Alert

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