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Dolores Huerta Joins Right-To-Die Bilingual Push In 4 States

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Civil rights leader Dolores Huerta is joining a push in four states to legalize medically assisted suicide for terminally ill patients.

The advocacy group Compassion & Choices announced Thursday that the 88-year-old activist will take part in a bilingual education campaign promoting legislation to expand end-of-life care options in New Mexico, Nevada, New Jersey and New York.

The campaign will involve bilingual videos for sharing on social media.

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Huerta in the videos will urge Hispanic residents support state legislation allowing doctors to prescribe life-ending medication.

Medically assisted suicide is legal in seven states and Washington, D.C.

The New Mexico-born Huerta is known for starting the United Farm Workers union with the late Cesar Chavez in California during the late 1960s.