Don’t Be Fooled

Vote NO on Amendment 3

RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company is using children as political pawns in a dangerous game to sell more cigarettes.

It’s opposed by 110 Missouri legislators and counting; not to mention dozens of education, healthcare and public organizations throughout Missouri.

Don’t be mislead by “Joe Camel” – This is about guaranteeing their profits for years to come, not our kids.

Vote NO on 3!

 

Why Should You Vote NO?

It’s About Big Tobacco’s Profits

RJ Reynolds stands to gain an additional $500 million in market shareper year. Amendment 3 would raise smaller cigarette manufacture’s fees an additional 67 cents while Big Tobacco is capped at 60 cents over 5 years!

It Undermines Our Health

Amendment 3 impairs medical research in Missouri, including banning research into the harmful effects of cigarette smoke. Why would an amendment supposedly for kids limit tobacco-related research?

It’s Not About Our Kids

Amendment 3 would create a giant slush fund that wouldn’t be subject to state appropriations for public education. It’d be in the hands of an unelected commission that represent special interests.

These Major Groups Oppose Amendment 3

American Heart Association

American Lung Association

American Cancer Society

Tobacco Free Missouri

Missouri
Cures

Washington University St. Louis

Plus these other great organizations…

AFL-CIO
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
American Heart Association
American Lung Association in Missouri
American Federation of Teachers, Local 420
BioSTL
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Civic Council of Greater Kansas City
Concerned Women for America of Missouri
Freedom, Inc
Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City
Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute
Missouri Alliance for Freedom
Missouri Association of Rural Education
Missouri Biotechnology Association (MOBIO)
Missouri National Education Association (MNEA)
Missouri Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association (MPCA)
Missouri Retired Teachers Association and Public School Personnel Missouri Cures
Missouri Farmers Coalition
Mobilize Missouri
NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri
National Council of Jewish Women
Planned Parenthood Advocates in Missouri
Planned Parenthood Great Plains Votes
Planned Parenthood of the St Louis Region and Southwest Missouri
Southland Progress
Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
Stowers Institute for Medical Research
Tobacco-Free Missouri
United for Missouri
Washington University in St Louis
We Deserve Better

Plus These Wards & Democratic Committees…

St Louis City Democratic Central Committee
1st Ward Democratic Committee
3rd Ward Democratic Committee
8th Ward Democratic Committee
11th Ward Democratic Committee
12th Ward Democratic Committee
15th Ward Democratic Committee
22nd Ward Democratic Committee
23rd Ward Democratic Committee
3rd Ward Alderman Freeman Bosley Sr 6th Ward Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia 9th Ward Committeeman Bryan Walsh
9th Ward Committeewoman Sarah Johnson 25th Ward Alderman Shane Cohen
25th Ward Committeewoman Lori Lamprich 26th Ward Committeeman Joe Palm
27th Ward Committeewoman Pamela Boyd 13th ward Alderwoman Beth Murphy
14th Ward Alderwoman Carol Howard
22nd Ward Alderman Jeffery Boyd
20th Ward Alderwoman Cara Spencer
Macon County Republican Central Committee
Lake Area Federation of Democrats
West County Democrat Committee

Plus These Gubernatorial Candidates & Legislators…

Eric Greitens
Chris Koster

Plus These Newspapers & Media Outlets…

Columbia Daily Tribune.
Hannibal Courier-Post.
The Joplin Globe.
Jefferson City News Tribune.
KMBC-TV.
Kansas City Business Journal.
The Kansas City Star.
St. Joseph News-Press.
St. Louis American.

Seems Like No One But BIG TOBACCO Thinks This Is Good For Missouri

Just Follow The Money…

RJ Reynolds has contributed $6.6 million dollars and provisioned another $5 million if needed

sold-out

Raise Your Hand 4-Kids
$2,776,361.49

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Early Childhood Education Initiative
$471,500.00

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Yes on Amendment 3 for Kids
$2,090,654.15

Big Tobacco Market Share or Kids?

Why is Big Tobacco pouring millions into Amendment 3…PROFITS!

RJ Reynolds stands to gain $500,000,000 per year in market share if Amendment 3 passes. The Amendment contains language that eliminates their competition, reduces funding for life-saving cures, contains abortion language for no reason whatsoever.

It’s not about Missouri. It’s not about or Kids. It’s about securing Big Tobacco Profits.

$500,000,000*

*This is how much Big Tobacco is set to gain if Amendment 3 passes

Why would Big Tobacco back an amendment for our kids?

Because, Big Tobacco sits to gain 1/2 a BILLION dollars in market share per year, that’s why

Vote NO on Amendment 3 – It’s Not About Our Kids