$50k Donation, 100k Signatures and More Great News!
It has been an exciting week for medical marijuana in Missouri! We have compiled all of this energy and momentum into three updates. So read on to get caught up on the campaign and to find out what you can do to help keep the ball rolling in the right direction.
1. Drug Policy Action Contribution Provides Much Needed Boost: After careful evaluation of our medical cannabis initiative, signature gathering effort and statewide fundraising success, Drug Policy Action, the political arm of the Drug Policy Alliance, will be making a generous contribution of $50,000 to our medical cannabis campaign! What's more, if our signature gathering and online fundraising stay strong, they could make an even larger contribution in a few weeks.
2. Signature Gathering Milestone: We've gathered 105,000 raw signatures for our medical cannabis initiative so far, which brings us closer to our goal of 256,000 raw signatures by May 8th (160,000 must be valid in order for medical cannabis to qualify for the November ballot). Here's where that puts us: 40% of the way toward our signature goal with 45 days to go.
3. Stretching to Fill the Gap: Despite a generous contribution from Drug Policy Action and several other recent donations, we still have a funding gap that we need to fill if we're going to cover the cost of our massive signature gathering effort. I don't typically donate more than $25 to a campaign, but today I'm willing to give more than I've ever donated to any campaign. If this email raises more than $1,000, I will write a check for $1,000 in support of this medical cannabis campaign. Let's finish what we started: join me in donating whatever you can to help ensure that medical cannabis makes the ballot.
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