State by State

Death with Dignity-Albany Campaigns for Policy Reform in New York

February 6, 2018

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.


Come Hell or High Water: Valerie Lovelace on Advocating for Death with Dignity in Maine

September 5, 2017

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.”