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        Why does Missouri Cures oppose the 2016 Early Childhood Health and Education Amendment ballot initiative promoted by a group called Raise Your Hand for Kids (RYH4K)? Missouri Cures does not take a position on the merits of a tobacco tax to support early childhood education. Our opposition to the initiative is

Missouri Cures opposes hijacked ballot initiative

Since the Missouri Stem Cell Research and Cures Constitutional Amendment was passed by voters in 2006, anti-research activists have continued to find ways to reverse the medical and economic gains. Their latest attempt has been to insert language in an otherwise attractive ballot proposal, "Raise Your Hand for Kids," that would fund early childhood education with increased