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NDY Board Member Mike Volkman Writes About Assisted Suicide and “Dignity” in Albany Times Union

Mike Volkman is a long-time member of Not Dead Yet’s Board of Directors. Mike joined Not Dead Yet at its inception in 1996. He had been on the staff of the Capital District Center for Independence in Albany, New York, and later was on the Board of Directors. He has written op-ed columns for his local … Continue reading NDY Board Member Mike Volkman Writes About Assisted Suicide and “Dignity” in Albany Times Union

NCIL’s Lindsay Baran & NDY’s Anne Sommers Collaborate on Op-Ed in Washington Examiner

As NDY previously reported, Lindsay Baran of the National Council on Independent Living, Anne Sommers of NDY and several other disability advocates testified on July 10th against an assisted suicide bill pending before the District of Columbia Council Health and Human Services Committee.  The NDY blog on the DC hearing included a video of Anne … Continue reading NCIL’s Lindsay Baran & NDY’s Anne Sommers Collaborate on Op-Ed in Washington Examiner

Georgetown Voice – “Death Without Dignity: The Dangers of Assisted Suicide” by Lydia Brown

Disability rights activists, scholars and advocates are familiar with Lydia Brown, whose writings, presentations, advocacy and activism have had a big impact in and outside of the disability community over the past few years. Today, the college newspaper Georgetown Voice published a response and counter to an editorial that endorsed a proposal that would legalize … Continue reading Georgetown Voice – “Death Without Dignity: The Dangers of Assisted Suicide” by Lydia Brown