At the annual Democratic Party convention of the Orange County Democrats, a resolution calling for enactment of MAID in North Carolina introduced by DRNC Executive Director Edmund Tiryakian, who is also a precinct chairman, was unanimously approved. In past years, when a similar resolution was proposed, there were several opponents who made their case. Yesterday, there was no opposition and several delegates spoke of their own very personal End of Life experiences with loved ones in emphasizing the need for this law. The resolution will next be sent to the District Convention and if approved to the State party convention. OCDP2018
Ed Tiryakian, J.D., MBA, founded Dying Right NC in 2015 and is its Executive Director. He previously worked in international banking in Asia before retiring to his native NC.He believes End of Life issues are one of society’s most pressing challenges as we all live longer and the medicalization of the dying process continues to conflict with the individual’s right to choose his or her end.