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June Signature Scorecard

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Last weekend, I finished counting the signatures from May, and I can gladly report that as of the beginning of this month, our volunteers have gathered just over 31,000 signatures to put medical cannabis on the ballot in Missouri! That makes another month of more than 10,000 volunteer signatures collected, which keeps us on target for an early qualification.

We want to again offer our sincere thanks and gratitude to the volunteers who give their time and energy and gather those signatures. In particular, these are the ten outstanding volunteers who gathered the most signatures in May:

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We Must Act!

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Hello my name is Lonnie. I live in Central Missouri, and I have had the pleasure of sharing my story with you over the past year. In 2007, the life I had grown accustomed to living came to an abrupt halt when I was diagnosed with a large brain mass. I often have flashbacks of that day when the neurosurgeon told me, “You have a large brain mass, and I can’t help you.”

Thankfully, there was a medical team that could help me and after an 18-hour surgery, a tumor the size of a softball was removed from my brain. After months of rehabilitation, I had to learn to do so many things I had never thought about before -- even maintaining my basic hygiene was a challenge. Despite the efforts of my medical team and another surgery in 2008, I still live with an inoperable tumor and the exhausting symptoms of the 22 surgical procedures I have endured.
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$200k in Matching Funds!

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I am excited to tell you that two national organizations have both committed to financially supporting our campaign with $100k in matching funds each. However, before that money can be released, we must raise a total $250k internally. We have already raised just over $150k, so that means that the next $100k we raise will make a total of $300k available to place our amendment on the ballot.
 
To to that end, we hope to raise $15k from grassroots supporters in June. Will you contribute $10, $25, or $50 now to help access this double match?
This funding would allow us to start paid signature collection later this summer and keep us on a path to victory. But first we have to demonstrate that we have the donor support here in Missouri necessary to win.

Missouri Veterans Need Your Help!

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My name is Chris Wolfenbarger. I joined the National Guard in 2006 at the age of 36 with wars raging in both Iraq and Afghanistan. I wanted to help our citizens stateside in case a disaster such as Hurricane Katrina struck Kansas City. When trained as a Medic, I felt like I could make a difference.
 
In the course of my duties, I was asked to teach a combat lifesaver course to the 1141st Engineer Company before they deployed to war. Based upon that experience, I was asked to transfer to the unit and join their deployment to eastern Afghanistan.

While on a routine mission on February 12, 2010, the company convoy approached a civilian vehicle.The Route Clearance Buffalo that I was riding in pulled up next to the vehicle to tell them to move out of the danger zone. I was looking into the eyes of a young man when he detonated the Suicide Vehicle Born Improvised Explosive Device (SVBIED). It was on that day that I ​and all the other warriors in the vehicle were wounded.
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Our Only Option

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My name is Katrina Barnes and my husband and I have a four year old son named Booker. Booker was born healthy and is absolutely the most wonderful thing that has ever happened to us as a family.

About a year ago, Booker started having seizures. We took him to doctors and hospitals to find out what was causing the seizures and, hopefully, what we could do to stop or at least reduce them and help Booker lead a typical life.

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