CARSON CITY, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — Civil Rights Activist Dolores Huerta joined legislators, the Nevada Coalition for Death with Dignity, and medical aid-in-dying advocates at the State Capitol earlier today, where Governor Steve Sisolak presented her with a proclamation for ‘Dolores Huerta Day’.
Huerta’s visit is part of the ‘End of Life Options FOR ALL’ multi-state bilingual education campaign that features Dolores in videos and photos urging lawmakers to join her in support of a bill that would allow terminally ill Nevadans to have the option of medical aid in dying, so they can live their last days in peace without unnecessary suffering.
The Death with Dignity Act SB 165, introduced by Sen. David Parks (D-Las Vegas), is a bipartisan bill that would allow mentally capable, terminally ill adults with six months or fewer to live the option to request and receive a doctor’s prescription for medication they can decide to take to die peacefully if their suffering becomes unbearable.
The Senate Health & Human Services Committee recently voted to approve the bill, and now, the bill has advanced to the Senate Floor for it’s readings and awaits a floor vote.
According to the survey by Public Policy Polling, seventy-two percent of Nevadans support this bipartisan legislation.