Death with Dignity National Center Bolsters Grassroots Advocacy Across the Nation Through Grant Program
Death with Dignity supports grassroots advocates and organizations across the country through its Dignity50 Grant Fund.
Last month, our partner organization, Dying Right North Carolina, hosted its first conference, “Expanding Medical Aid in Dying in North Carolina: Choices and Challenges,” in Charlotte.
Our partner organization, End of Life Choices New York (EOLCNY) is one of the oldest state-based Death with Dignity organizations in the country. For the past 18 years, EOLCNY staff and volunteers have…
For the fourth consecutive year, the New York State Legislature will consider a Death with Dignity bill. Bonnie Edelstein, the executive director of Death with Dignity-Albany, has been on the front lines of the grassroots campaign for end-of-life policy reform in New York. We spoke with Bonnie about the year ahead and the unique opportunities and challenges of grassroots organizing in New York.
Val Lovelace believes that all individuals deserve the chance to have a peaceful, humane death that accords with their wishes and values. To start a conversation in her home state of Maine, she founded It’s My Death, a nonprofit dedicated to “providing services and education to people who wish to actively explore the meaning of life through embracing the certainty of death.”
Unlike many advocates, Ed Tiryakian's passion does not arise from a personal experience but from his fundamental belief in “personal liberty and choice.”
Cindy Merrill considers herself an unlikely activist, with no illusions about the uphill battle for death with dignity in Texas.
After witnessing Jack’s painless, peaceful, and dignified death, Lisa and her family realized that “we needed to share his experience to help people understand that a peaceful death can be achieved when someone knows they’re dying and is very proactive” about end-of-life planning.