A brand new committee has formed! The Social Policy Committee is studying relevant social issues and pending social policy legislation, and will 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.
The new committee is a result of member interest in exploring topics of concern to the group and those related to the positions of the League of Women Voters. A core group met on March 8 to begin this work.
The group considered and discussed 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.
The Social Policy Committee presented a program on April 1st on the proposed action in the Delaware legislature regarding the provision of medical aid in dying. Maria Spencer, Eastern Regional Campaign Manager for Compassion and Choices provided information regarding the Ron Silverio/Heather Block End of Life Options Act.
The next meeting of the Social Policy Committee is scheduled for May 9th at 10am at the Lewes Library. All interested members are invited 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.
- If you are not able to attend this meeting, but have interest in future meetings of the Social Policy Committee, please let Janet know.