Current Legislative Advocacy
Death with Dignity Act:
We are currently advocating for passage of the Death with Dignity Act, which allows personal choice to terminally ill patients to take a medicine to aid in their dying. Please read our full review of the Death with Dignity Act. The 2016 bill has yet to be introduced. This page will be updated when we have the respective bill numbers.
We are seeking legislative support for the bill prior to the session, which at this time involves seeking sponsors. One of the most effective ways you can easily assist at this time, is to send a message to your own representatives. Many Maryland legislators only accept messages using the forms from the Legislator page. On the upper right-hand corner, there is a “Who represents me” link to look up your representatives by providing your address. You can click on each representative and then send your own message using the contact form (direct emails will likely not work). It is important to let them know that you reside in their district. Here is a Death with Dignity Legislator Contact Message providing sample language you can use in the contact message. You can amend the language to suit your taste and add a more personal messages (please always be courteous).
We’ll announce a lobby day event and other advocacy events as they are scheduled.
IMPORTANT: If you have a personal story or experience related to the subject of this bill, please contact Eric Blitz as you may be able to provide important information that can draw attention to the virtues of this legislation.