Since its introduction at Collington last April by C&C leaders Ellen Dinerman and Jim Perdue, interest in the mission of Compassion and Choices (to gain support for its Death with Dignity bill, also known as Medical Aid in Dying) has grown.
At a well-attended organizational meeting later in the spring, an Action Team was formed, consisting of Sara Case, Peggy Latimer, Pat Duggan, Hannah Tyson, Jeanne Slawson, and more recently, Vena Darling and Frank Hesse. A petition has been created to be presented to the legislature at its next session, in the hope that Maryland will join the six other states that now allow mentally competent, terminally ill patients to choose a peaceful death. The group is also encouraging letters to state legislators, as well as presentations by those with personal stories to tell. There will be a C&C table in the CLOCK TOWER on the following dates:
Sunday, DECEMBER 4, from 11:00 to 2:00
Thursday, DECEMBER 8, from 4:00 to 6:00