Thursday, February 13, 2020

Disability Groups Fight Back

Alderman Judy Fiske
On February 12, 2020, disability advocates from Access Living, Progress Center, Chicago ADAPT and Not Dead Yet attended a meeting
of the City Council of the City of Evanston, Illinois. The meeting was intended to provide public comment on a proposed resolution to support state legislation on assisted suicide.

Just after the start of the meeting, a spokesperson for the group proposing the resolution, announced that they were pulling
it in favor of more public discussion.

Evaston's Human Services Committee voted on February 3, 2020 to send the resolution to the full City Council.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Evanston City Council Strikes Euthanasia Resolution

Larry Blondi
By Margaret Dore, Esq.

On February 10, 2020, the Evanston City Council struck a resolution seeking to endorse "aid in dying," a euphemism for euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.

Speakers in opposition included Larry Blondi and other members of the disability community.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Disability Advocates Oppose Evanston City Council Resolution

By Diane Coleman, Not Dead Yet
To view the original article, click here.
They say that “all politics are local.” While bills to legalize assisted suicide are a state issue, proponents of these dangerous bills are engaging in local politics as well.
An example is the Evanston City Council in Illinois. This is the home district of the lead sponsor in the state legislature. Last Thursday, the local newspaper announced that a proposed City Council resolution favoring the bill would be heard before the Council’s Human Services Committee on Monday, February 3rd. (h/t to Stephen Mendelsohn of Second Thoughts Connecticut for alerting us.)