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COP on the Hill: Stories from the week of April 12, 2019

COP on the Hill

Stories from the week of April 12, 2019

I spent the week informing Member offices of the introduction of the STATES Act (HR 2093 and S-1028). It is essentially the 10th Amendment bill for just MJ I have worked on for the past eight (8) years.

Just a solid chat: By chance, I met the Chief of Staff of Cman Tom Cole’s office (R-OK). We had a round-house, 15-minute chat on a variety of topics. Suffice to say I learned his boss has an evolving position on the drug war… no doubt aided by OK passing, via citizen initiative vote, for a robust MMJ program and defelonize all drugs.

Brief Chat: No one was in the reception area. I heard noise in the Member’s room. I poked my head in and asked the Cman if I could have 30 seconds. He replied, “just 30 seconds.”

Rep. Courtney I knew had always voted yes to the 10th Amendment on MJ, so I simply needed to explain and request that his colleagues leave HR 2093 alone, don’t treat it like a Christmas tree and the Prez would sign it. And 29 seconds later, I left the room.

Portugal: This week at Grover’s I gave the group a 3-minute summary of the countries’ decrim of all drugs success.

This week’s stats:

3105 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 17 this week
303 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 01 this week Joe Courtney (D-CT)
01 Meetings – Grover Norquist,

COP stats since inception: August 2009
102 Appearances/Interviews on major TV/Radio/Print media. 0 This week
Blaze TV {new, popular right-wing}, (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, BBC, CNN, NPR, German, Swiss, French, Spanish TV and radio) Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Grand Rapids Press + 9 other MI papers. Chicago Tribute, Honolulu Star Advertiser {foto and caption}, Reason Magazine, Reuters
31 major conferences attended – (UN drug conference, CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions., National Review, Republican Annual Retreat etc.) 0 this week
363 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc. 0 this week
163 interviews and reports in minor media = 0 this week.
85 Radio Interviews.
Weekly attendance at Grover Norquist’s Wednesday brunch attended by 150 conservative leaders. Named the “Grand Central Station of the Conservative Movement.”
* 2 editorials in daily papers mentioning Howard’s efforts & in support of COP position
84 published letters to the editor (value per MAPINC in free publicity: $83,000) 0 this week
43 published interviews/foto in major (daily) newspapers or magazine… 0 this week
* Consider being a member of COP at $40.00 or more per year. All contributions are tax-deductible. 40 dollars buys all the copy paper COP uses in one year. Law Enforcement’s voice in opposition to current policy is vital on the Hill to achieve a repeal of federal drug prohibition. COP provides that voice. www.citizensopposingprohibition.org

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