We have decided that one of the best ways to reach large numbers of people about the Compassion & Choices campaign to pass the aid in dying bill is to hit the malls! And what better season than the holiday shopping season? We have scheduled a number of days at various area malls to man information tables, where we will hand out printed materials and ask interested visitors to sign the Compassion & Choices support petition, at the following malls in our area:
Thursday, December 1, 2016, 2PM-7PM
2001 South Road
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601
Thursday, December 8, 2016, 2PM-7PM
Palisades Center Mall
1000 Palisades Center Drive
West Nyack, New York 10994
Thursday, January 12, 2017, 2PM-7PM
Jefferson Valley Mall
650 Lee Boulevard
Yorktown Heights, New York 10598
Date To Be Determined in January/February 2017
White Plains, New York
Thanks to those who have already offered to sit with us at the tables—we’re looking forward to spending time with you. But we need more volunteers. If anyone is interested in taking a shift, even for a few hours, please let us know by writing to email@example.com. Your support is greatly needed and appreciated.
Stacey and Laura
Throughout the summer and the fall, Compassion & Choices NY will be engaged in a long and enriching process of meeting with influential and thoughtful stakeholders to ask for their support of New York’s Medical Aid in Dying Act. But we need to do much, much more.
We currently have about 5,000 signatures statewide on our petition to let lawmakers know that ordinary New Yorkers support expanding end-of-life choices. If each person reading this message can get 5 friends and family members to sign the petition, we should make our goal of 10,000 signatures by this fall. This is a key priority because without citizens letting their lawmakers know that they care about this issue, it won’t become a legislative priority.
This is a goal we know we can achieve with your help!
Here is the link to the online petition (for one signature; you can also print it out for others to sign): https://www.compassionandchoices.org/new-york/new-york-campaign/
Here is a printable petition form with room for 12 signatures (useful if you’re attending a gathering of some sort): Petition Compassion & Choices pdf
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or the New York campaign at NY@compassionandchoices.org to learn how to get involved in one of the many meetings, public forums, and fairs C&C will be involved in this summer. And thank you for all that you do!