Earlier this month, Death with Dignity got the chance to sit down with legislators from across New York and speak with them about why they support Death with Dignity. The conversations provided an amazing insight into the professional backgrounds, religious beliefs, family members, and constituent stories that turned each legislator into a champion for the New York Medical Aid in Dying Act.

One of our Assembly sponsors, Assemblymember Karines Reyes, informs her support for Death with Dignity from her experience as an oncology nurse where she cared for patients who deserved to have options at the end of life, but did not. She knows that putting that power back in the hands of patients and allowing them to decide what their end of life looks like is incredibly important and gives dignity back to people.