New Press Release from ‘No on 2′ (Mass.) – State Rep. John Rogers (D-Norwood) says ‘No’ to Ballot Question 2

New Press Release from NoOn2,

(The image above is a graphic rendering of “No on 2″)

For Immediate Release

September 26, 2012

Contact: Tim Rosales

617.902.0662

 

State Rep. John Rogers (D-Norwood) says ‘No’ to Ballot Question 2

“particularly concerned about issues like cost-cutting, no requirement for a psychiatric evaluation…”

 

Boston – Adding his name to the growing list of opponents to Ballot Question 2 is State Representative John Rogers (D-Norwood). Representative Rogers joins organizations like the Boston Center for Independent Living, Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities and others across Massachusetts opposing Ballot Question 2.

 

“As a Democrat committed to improving the quality of life for our citizens, I have a number of problems with Ballot Question 2 and am endorsing a ‘No’ vote,” said State Rep. John Rogers.

 

“I am particularly concerned about issues like cost-cutting, no requirement for a psychiatric evaluation and that there is no real state oversight.  I believe that these concerns expressed in large part by Massachusetts’ disability rights community, should be given serious weight and Ballot Question 2 defeated.”

 

State Representative John Rogers was first elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in November of 1992 and, is currently serving his ninth term as a legislator. He represents the 12th Norfolk District which includes 38,000 citizens in the towns of Norwood and Walpole. John served as House Majority Leader from January 2005 through January 2009. Currently he is a member of the committees on Education, Labor and Workforce Development, and Veterans and Federal Affairs.

 

Ballot Question 2 on the November statewide ballot seeks to legalize assisted suicide in Massachusetts. For more information about No On Question 2 and reasons to oppose this measure go to: http://www.noonquestion2.org/index.php/about/faq

 

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No On Question 2 is a diverse coalition of disability rights organizations, doctors, nurses, community leaders, faith based groups and patient rights advocates.

 

www.NoOnQuestion2.org

www.Twitter.com/NoOnQuestion2MA

www.Facebook.com/NoOnBallotQuestion2

 

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