• Congressman Gaetz (FL-R)

  • Gov. Chris Christy (NJ-R)

  • Colorado 2012

  • California Field Work, Prop 19

Annual Report – August 2012 thru July 2013

Work done in fourth fiscal year:

To make record keeping simple, I stopped recording yearly stats and just keep a running total since COP inception.  The bread and butter Congressional presentations numbered roughly 340.  This number reflects being absent from DC for 4 weeks in the spring for personal reasons and 5 weeks in the fall to volunteer for Colorado’s legalize/regulate initiative.

Know that about 20% of the offices simply refuse to meet with me.  70% of the House offices force me to go door to door to meet as opposed to responding to my email for an appointment to meet.  Luckily the Senate offices agree to set up a meeting at about 60% of the time.

The champions of drug reform Misters Paul and Frank left the House.  The new champions are Misters Polis (D-CO) and Rohrabacher (R-CA).  They introduced repeal legislation early in the 113th Session.  Neither bill is doing well with only 16 and 18 co-sponsors respectively.  COP continues to educate the Congress on the need to repeal federal, marijuana prohibition.

I attended the Republican and Democratic presidential conventions, the CBC fall conference, the national ASA conference, CPAC and the NRA conference.

Media:  In Colorado I was on three (3) local TV stations clips..one of which went national Fox News for 24 hours.  http://www.fox21news.com/news/story.aspx?id=821424#.Ui2w19KOSbZ  I was in at least 3 major newspaper articles with fotos.

At CPAC I was interviewed for a 6-8 blogs and minor media. www.BuzzFeed.com being the biggest coup having my foto displayed + Reason TV.  I was quoted in Germany’s largest, daily newspaper.

Attending Grover Norquist’s Wednesday brunch continues to pay solid dividends.  He asked me to present twice to the 150  conservative VIPs on Colorado & Washington MJ programs.  Norquist also spoke at a reception in favor of the House bills to repeal federal, MJ prohibition.

COP raised $15,488 in fiscal year #4.  Expenditures were $7,900.

COP stats since inception: August 2009

  • 1297 Presentations to Congressional staffers..this week
  • 58 interviews and reports in minor media = blogs, cable TV, weekly papers, etc.. this week
  • 34 Appearances on major TV networks..this week(Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision)
  • 22 published interviews in major (daily)newspapers or magazine… this week
  • 72 published letters to the editor (value per MAPINC in free publicity: $70,000)
  •  2 editorials in daily papers mentioning Howard’s efforts & in support of COP position
  • 31 Radio Interviews.. this week
  • 37 brief chats with Members of Congress..this week
  • 40 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.  this week
  • 15 major conferences attended..  this week (CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions.  etc)
  • Permanent invitation to Grover Norquist’s Wednesday brunch attended by 150 conservative leaders.   Named the “Grand Central Station of the Conservative Movement.”

 

 

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