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December 2018

Dear friends and subscribers,

It is the time of the year that I ask you to please make a tax-deductible contribution to help ERGO continue with its work.

What does ERGO do?

(a) Manages the Right-to-Die Listserv, supplying news relevant to the death-with-dignity movement. The email news list currently has 3,400 subscribers, many in the United States and Canada, but also around the world;

(b) Speaks with anxious people every day who make contact about problems with a dying situation, their own or family;

(c) Actively works with EndChoices, a new group campaigning to improve the Oregon Death with Dignity Act so as to include degenerative illness and to modify its Advance Directive. I’m on its Board, which meets at my home;

(d) Speaking engagements on the West coast (most recently San Diego, CA, Florence, OR, and Seattle, WA);

(e) Briefs news media, writers and students on the background and history of the death-with-dignity movement;

(f) Provides quality literature [Final Exit etc.] on request about ways to self-deliver from a terminal or degenerative illness. Book sales help fund ERGO;

(g) ERGO supplies vital information on euthanasia generally at two web sites and a popular blog. (www.finalexit.org / www.assistedsuicide.org / www.assisted-dying.org);

(h) In addition to running ERGO, I’m chairperson of the advisory board of the Final Exit Network which I helped found in 2003. Since it was formed in 1989, I’ve been liaison officer to NUTECH, a restricted international group seeking legal, non-medical ways of self-deliverance.

ERGO is a tiny organization with a loud voice. Nonprofit, tax-deductible since 1993. Staff is only me, with on-call support services. No office rent. But technical support, utilities, travel, advertising, internet fees, telephone and postage are considerable.

ERGO needs your support in whatever sum you feel is right. Contributions are tax deductible 501(c)(3) of the IRS code. ERGO tax ID # is 93-1118314

Please submit your contribution via this link to the ERGO Store:

Or in the regular mail to: ERGO, 24829 Norris Lane, Junction City, Oregon 97448, USA

Remember: Contributions to ERGO are tax-deductible and purchases from the ERGO Bookstore support ERGO.

Have a good life, and a good death. Thank you.

Derek Humphry, journalist & author
President ERGO

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