Compassion and Choices Action Network is a lobbying organization that advocates for legalizing physician-assisted suicide. Its primary work involves funding litigation for defendants prosecuted in cases related to assisted suicide and funding ballot initiative campaigns to legalize assisted suicide at the state level. Compassion and Choices Action Network is affiliated with the nonprofit advocacy group Compassion and Choices.
Compassion and Choices Action Network helps fund litigation for physician-assisted suicide. Since November 2013, it started facilitating this process through the Compassion and Choices Action Network Legal Defense Fund.  In 2013, they assisted in the legal defense of Barbara Mancini, who was charged with assisting the suicide of her father. Mancini was eventually acquitted, and Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane (D) declined an appeal on the ruling.  Mancini was the first to benefit from the services of the Compassion and Choices Action Network Legal Defense Fund. 
Legal Defense and Advocacy
Colorado End of Life Options Act
On May 9, 2016, Compassion and Choices Action Network announced support for “The Colorado End of Life Options Act” to authorize physician-assisted suicide in Colorado.  After that measure failed, the group donated $4.5 million in support of Proposition 106, a ballot initiative to authorize physician-assisted suicide in Colorado. The ballot initiative passed in November 2016 after two failed attempts to pass bills through the Colorado legislature, and was slightly more restrictive than the previous bills proposed.   
The “Death with Dignity” campaign in Massachusetts received over $500,000 from Compassion and Choices Action Network to push for allowing doctors to prescribe medication to engage in physician-assisted suicide.  
California End of Life Option Act
Compassion & Choices Action Network led the campaign to pass the End of Life Option Act in California. The law was suspended in May 2018 and was quickly appealed by the state attorney general with support from Compassion and Choices on June 1, 2018. An appeals court vacated the ruling in November 2018, and the California Supreme Court declined to review, allowing the law to take effect.