Jefferson City, MO — A grassroots coalition in Missouri, supported by the Fairness Project, launched a volunteer effort on Tuesday to qualify a ballot measure that would end the state’s cruel and extreme abortion ban. If passed, the amendment would establish the right for all Missourians to make their own decisions on reproductive health care – including abortion, birth control, and miscarriage care – without interference from politicians.

The campaign, Missourians for Constitutional Freedom, must submit at least 172,000 valid signatures by May 5 in order to qualify for the November ballot.  In the past two weeks the campaign has raised $3 million and recruited more than 5,000 volunteers to join its signature collection efforts.

“It’s thrilling to see so much early enthusiasm for protecting reproductive rights in Missouri — a state which currently has a near-total abortion ban on the books,” said Kelly Hall, executive director of the Fairness Project. “Abortion and all forms of reproductive care should be a person’s individual decision, not one made by extremist politicians. The Fairness Project is ready to support Missourians for Constitutional Freedom throughout the signature collection and qualification process and through to a victory on Election Day.”

In addition to backing the Missouri campaign, the Fairness Project has made seven-figure investments to support reproductive rights measures in 2024, including more than $3.1 million to the Arizona for Abortion Access campaign. This follows the Fairness Project’s support of three other reproductive rights ballot measure campaigns in the past two years — Ohioans United for Reproductive Rights, Michigan Reproductive Freedom for All, and Vermont for Reproductive Freedom — all of which were successful.

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