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Gathering signatures at the Cass County Fair!
For the past two weeks, we have sweltered through a heat wave, even posting record setting temperatures over the weekend. The weather has been punishing, but that has not stopped our volunteer petitioners!

Since the summer started, we have gathered signatures at Fourth of July celebrations, Pride events, street festivals, and county fairs. Thanks to that hard work, we will soon surpass 50,000 signatures!

We certainly hope it cools off outside soon, but we want to make sure that our campaign only burns brighter and hotter as the summer wears on, and we need your help to make it happen!

First, even if you haven't gathered a single signature yet, it is not too late to get started. If you would like to learn how to circulate the petition -- or just need a refresher and new petition forms -- we hold regular notary events across the state each week, and the volunteer coordinators there will be happy to show you the ropes. Check our calendar here to look for an event near you. If you can't find an event that works for you, just respond to this email and let me know what part of the state you live in, and I will put you in touch with the appropriate volunteer coordinator to work out a plan.

Second, we need your financial support. Even signatures gathered by volunteers require expenditures to print petitions and campaign literature, spreour message in the press and online, reserve booths at events, coordinate volunteer activity, hold regular notary events, etc. Make a contribution of $5, $25, $50, or more now to keep those efforts on track!

And as important as our volunteer efforts are, on their own they will not be enough to qualify for the ballot. That's why we plan to expand our capacity 
by hiring a professional petitioning firm. We hope to start professional collection next month, but it will cost tens of thousands of dollars each week, and we can't afford that without help from supporters all across the state.

Working the booth at Joplin Pride!

Can you take a moment to help Missouri patients by making a contribution? You can also make a recurring contribution for a lasting impact. Even $5, $10, or $20 a month adds up to a large difference over time!

More than 30,000 supporters regularly receive news about our campaign. If each of us gave just $5 a month, the campaign would be fully funded tomorrow.

Of course, some people can give far more, and others are on extremely tight budgets and cannot contribute financially at all, and that is completely understandable. But if you believe as I do that we have a moral imperative to provide patients with safe access to the medicine they need, I hope you will contribute whatever you can to make our state a more just place to live.

Please follow the links to volunteer and contribute now!