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.
According to the Evanston News,
Alderman Judy Fiske said she didn't feel it was appropriate for the City Council to be expressing it's opinion on legislation over which it has no jurisdiction.
If a resolution were to pass it would be sent to Illinois lawmakers pushing them to write and pass assisted suicide/euthanasia laws.

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