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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

End of Life Choices

Governor Jerry BrownGovernor Jerry Brown recently signed into law the End of Life Option Act, legalizing physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients facing less than six months to live. The new law, representing the first successful attempt to pass such legislation after five previous attempts, remains controversial, with groups already seeking a referendum to overturn it in the November 2016 election.

In the November meeting of the League of Women Voters of Western Nevada County, we will host a panel focusing on such End of Life Choices. Speakers will include Carolyn Peterson, R.N., Executive Director, Hospice of the Foothills; Justin Harford, Disabilities Rights Advocate, FREED Center for Independent Living; and Pat Forman, Advance Care Planning Facilitator.

Our monthly meetings are open to the public. Please join us on Saturday, November 14th at Peace Lutheran Church, 828 West Main Street in Grass Valley. Program time is 10am. Complimentary coffee and refreshments served beginning at 9:30am.

November's Voter newsletter is now online

Check out the November issue of The Voter newsletter here.

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