Easy way to show Gov. Cuomo you are a supporter of the Medical Aid in Dying Act

“I’m living with a terminal illness and when my time comes, I’d like to be able to die on my own terms without suffering.” (Georgia, Syracuse) If you agree with Georgia, please sign our petition and let Governor Cuomo know: https://www.compassionandchoices.org/governors-day

Compassion and Choices has set a goal of gathering 6,000 signatures during the NY State Fair, and as the Fair comes to an end, we are very close to reaching our goal. If we can meet this target, we can show the governor and top leaders in the state legislature that there is widespread support for medical aid in dying across the state.

Have you signed a petition before? Please sign again! This petition will go to Governor Cuomo and really make an impact. There are only a few days of the fair left and we want to be sure that we meet our goal.

Sign our petition to tell Gov. Cuomo that you support the Medical Aid in Dying Act. 

See the below 8/24/17 letter with details from NY Campaign Director Corinne Carey, as well as a link to her recent live interview at the State Fair.


I’m writing to you from the New York State Fair in Syracuse! It’s the second day of the fair, and we’ve already collected hundreds of signatures to send to Governor Andrew Cuomo to let him know how strongly New Yorkers feel about becoming the next state to authorize medical aid in dying.

Today is Governor’s Day, and the governor himself toured the State Fair yesterday. We’ve set a target of 6,000 petition signatures to deliver to the governor by the end of the fair. And even if you aren’t able to make it out to Syracuse, you can help our campaign by signing the petition.

Sign our Governor’s Day petition to show Gov. Cuomo that New Yorkers want the option of medical aid in dying. 

Our opponents recently delivered thousands of petitions against medical aid in dying to the governor’s office, and while we know support outweighs opposition in our state, we have to demonstrate that support so the governor and other elected officials can see it.

If we can come together and show our support to the governor and top legislative leaders, we can convince them to pass the Medical Aid in Dying Act. Take action today to help us win.

Sign the petition to show the Governor that the Medical Aid in Dying Act has strong support across the state:


Thanks for all you do,

Corinne Carey
NY Campaign Director

» Link to Corinne’s TV interview at the State Fair


Getting the word out at Lower Hudson Valley malls—can you join us?

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

The Galleria

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

The Westchester

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 lhv.compassion@gmail.com. Your support is greatly needed and appreciated.


Stacey and Laura

A challenge: Help double our petition signatures this summer!

C&C PetitionThroughout 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 lhv.compassion@gmail.com 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!