“My dream is that every terminally ill American has access to the choice to die on their own terms with dignity. Please take an active role to make this a reality.” – Brittany Maynard
In October of 2014, a six-minute video featuring a young woman named Brittany Maynard transformed the conversation about death with dignity. Americans in every state answered her call and legislators responded. The progress has been breathtaking, and there is more to do.
C&C Observes Day of Gratitude
November 19, 2015, was our first ever Day of Gratitude, in honor of Brittany Maynard’s birthday. Because Brittany shared her story and touched the lives of millions of people, more than half of the states introduced aid in dying legislation in 2015.
This is an unprecedented amount of support and we are so grateful to Brittany and the more than 200 legislators who have joined in this movement.
When Brittany died there were only four states that allowed a terminally ill individual the option of Medical Aid in Dying. As of 2022, there are now 11 states. Brittany’s story continues to make a significant impact on this movement.
In Honor of Brittany’s Dedication to Expand End-of-Life Options, Please Sign the Card
Brittany’s courage at the end of her life and her selflessness in her final days were monumental in our mission to provide relief to those suffering at the end of life.
Because of Brittany, her family and friends, and the millions of Americans moved to action by her story, death-with-dignity legislation was introduced in half of all US states this year. And after our recent victory in California, one quarter of all Americans are now guaranteed a full range of end-of-life options.
Add your name to honor Brittany’s legacy by clicking here.
Brittany’s Legacy — One Year Later
Although Brittany Maynard’s death was one year ago today, her spirit lives on. She was a bright, vibrant light who cared about her community, her family, and the world she left behind. She was a tireless advocate for end-of-life choice and her passion for justice changed the world. We remember her, and honor her wishes everyday by working to ensure that every American has the end-of-life options she fought so hard for. Our gratitude is immeasurable.
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