Because the Safer Missouri Coalition Initiative changes a state law, it requires approval by voters statewide. That’s why we need people all throughout Missouri sign our petition to place the initiative on the ballot. This ballot measure is a statutory initiative (not a constitutional amendment).
Plus, this issue affects all Missourians, not just the residents of St. Louis. Right now, all Missourians contribute their tax dollars to state government control of the St. Louis police department. The Safer Missouri Coalition Initiative would change that.