A brand new committee is forming! The Social Policy Committee will study relevant social issues and pending social policy legislation and determine how to provide information to the public about these matters. All interested league members are invited to join! Your input and expertise are needed.
Some of our members have expressed interest in developing a Social Policy Committee to explore topics of interest to the group and related to the positions of the League of Women Voters. A core group will be meeting on the morning of March 8 to begin this work.
At this time, the group will also be considering and discussing a study developed by the Utah League (entitled Death with Dignity) which presents reasoning related to whether state law should grant the option for a terminally ill person to request assistance from a relevant, qualified physician to terminate one's life. Safeguards for the dying and/or medical personnel are a part of this position. The Delaware State League has requested that local Leagues study this proposal to determine whether a concurrent stance should be taken by Delaware in support of the Utah position.
It is expected that the matter of whether medical assistance in dying should be made available to Delaware residents will be taken up during this legislative session in Dover. Our League will be presenting a program related to this topic in early April. Look for details in the upcoming weeks.
We are inviting and welcoming all members to attend this meeting and join this committee.
- If you would like to attend, contact jkambrose [at] aol.com (Janet Ambrose) (Vice President of the LWVSC) to RSVP and for location details.
- If you are not able to attend this meeting, but have interest in future meetings of the Social Policy Committee, please let Janet know.
- If you do not wish to join us at this time, but wish to provide your input regarding the Death with Dignity position, please send Janet your comments for input to the committee.