In just 29 hours 2017 will turn to 2018, and our fourth quarter fundraising period will end along with the year. This week, we set out to beat last quarter's record of 63 individual contributors in the final week and raise more than $5k total.
As of this writing, 52 of you have contributed just under $2,500. That means we only need 12 more supporters like you to contribute $10, $20, or $50 to reach our goal for individual donors!
We are a bit further away from our goal for total amount raised, but I know we can raise $2,500 by midnight tomorrow. Please dig deep and contribute $20, $50, $100, or more now to help us reach our end of year goal and ensure that 2018 is the year that medical cannabis becomes a reality in Missouri!
Yesterday I emailed you about our quarterly fundraising deadline and our goal of exceeding the 63 individuals who contributed in the final week of the last quarter. Since then, 20 supporters have contributed nearly $500!
That puts us on pace to meet and even surpass our goal. We only need 44 contributors before Sunday at midnight to beat our previous mark.
We are just five days away from the New Year, which closes another quarterly fundraising period for our campaign for medical cannabis in Missouri. Each quarterly deadline represents an opportunity for us to prove the strength of our movement to Missouri's political class, and that is especially important as we enter the final few months of signature collection!
Within a few days of January 1, we will pass 150,000 signature mark, as well as open two new petitioner offices to expand paid collection into the final priority congressional districts. But none of that happens without your support. Contribute now to ensure that we can hit these vital campaign goals!
With your help, we hope to raise $5k by the end of 2017, but as important as the total amount we raise is the number of people who contribute. Each individual who contributes shows the state of Missouri that not only do they support medical cannabis, but they are willing to work to make it a reality.
In the final week of the last quarter in September, 63 people contributed, and I think we can beat that total. Go here to contribute now -- whether it is $2, $10, $25, $50, or $500 -- and prove the strength of our grassroots movement to bring medical cannabis to Missouri!
The holidays are rapidly approaching and with them numerous gatherings of family, friends, and co-workers. These all present excellent opportunities to discuss medical cannabis with the people in your life and ask them to support the cause by signing the petition.
Just by carrying a petition with you to these holiday events, you can likely gather 25 signatures, if not more. Will you commit to collecting at least 25 signatures this month?
If you have been meaning to get started with signature collection, this is the perfect time to do so! There are also many upcoming events where you can learn how to circulate the petition, pick up supplies, and meet your fellow advocates. In addition to our regularly scheduled notary and petitioner events, we are holding several volunteer appreciation parties over the next couple weeks, with complimentary food and beverages for both existing and new volunteers:
Kansas City: Thursday, 12/7, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Prohibition Hall (1118 McGee Street, Kansas City, MO 64106)
- Springfield: Saturday, 12/9, 3:00-5:30 p.m. at Springfield Brewing Company (301-305 S Market, Springfield, MO 65806)
- Saint Louis: Thursday, 12/14, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at C.J. Muggs (101 W. Lockwood Ave, Webster Groves, MO 63119)
Now, that is a solid total for the month, but to complete signature collection on budget and within our current timeline, we need to average 15,000 signatures each of the next four months. That will give us approximately 135,000 volunteer signatures, which will be supplemented by 130,000 signatures from our paid petitioner workforce and place the issue of medical cannabis on the ballot next November.
We are entering the stretch run of our petition drive, and we need your help to sprint across the finish line!
- If you plan on gathering signatures, but haven't gotten around to it yet, now is the time! You can find upcoming petitioner events on our calendar here or reach out directly to a volunteer coordinator in your area.
- If you are already gathering signatures and have friends who you know want to get involved but need an extra push, forward them this email and ask them to sign up for volunteer updates.
- Regardless of whether you can volunteer, you can help fuel both our volunteer and paid petitioning efforts by making a contribution of $10, $25, $50, or $100 now!
As usual, we want to spotlight the amazing volunteers who gathered the most signatures in September:
10. Daniel Seymour: 328
9. Ann Rohan: 366
8. Jeff Mizanskey: 392
7. Rita Yencarelli: 450
6. Douglas Keeth: 466
5. Russell Holt: 513
4. Ron Plackemeier: 539
3. Sarah Lango: 543
2. Damien Johnson: 617
1. Jennifer Shockley: 659
Help these volunteers continue their dedicated work by making a contribution of $10, $25, $50 or more now.