Just last week we saw an amazing show of support for medical aid in dying in Hawai‘i when the House of Representatives approved the Our Care, Our Choice Act (HB 2739) on a 39-12 bipartisan vote. Now, the bill has crossed over to the Senate, and we’ve just received word that a hearing has been scheduled for this Friday!
Take this opportunity to submit testimony telling the committees why you support medical aid in dying using the Hawai‘i legislature’s website. https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/
Submitting testimony via the website requires a registration process. If you’d like a step-by-step guide and tips for drafting your testimony. https://www.compassionandchoices.org/guide-to-submitting-testimony-via-the-hawaii-legislature-website/
This hearing before the Senate’s committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection & Health (CPH) in Conference Room 229 is a pivotal moment in the campaign to authorize medical aid in dying for terminally ill adults in Hawai‘i. We must show lawmakers the overwhelming support that exists for this compassionate option by turning out advocates like you this Friday. It was this grassroots participation that helped lift HB 2739 to a win in the House and now we must focus that energy on this Senate hearing.
RSVP to join us on Friday, March 16 at 8:30 a.m. for the CPH committee hearing on HB 2739 in Conference Room 229 . http://support.compassionandchoices.org/site/Calendar?id=104867&view=Detail
While lawmakers are well aware of the groundswell of local support, we fully expect the opposition to mobilize in large numbers. That’s why having supporters like you in attendance is absolutely necessary to show the Senate the popular support for medical aid in dying in Hawai‘i.
Having a great turnout for the hearing is very important, but whether you are able to join in person or not, submitting testimony to the committee is also something that will make a huge impact.
Take this opportunity to submit testimony telling the committees why you support medical aid in dying using the Hawai‘i legislature’s website.
We will contact those who RSVP early Thursday morning to provide hearing details, including when and where to meet.
Mahalo nui loa on behalf of Compassion & Choices Hawai‘i for your ongoing kokua and mana‘o. You can help further by forwarding this email to your family and friends to help increase awareness.
As always, if you have any questions about the process or next steps please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you Friday,
P.S. We know that parking near the Capitol is often an issue and I’m pleased to inform you that Compassion & Choices Hawai‘i will be able to reimburse parking fees for those in attendance.