• Congressman Gaetz (FL-R)

  • Gov. Chris Christy (NJ-R)

  • Colorado 2012

  • California Field Work, Prop 19

COP on the Hill: Stories from the week of August 17, 2018

COP on the Hill

Stories from the week of August 17, 2018

PS on ALEC – New Orleans Conference: In 2018 for those in drug reform we imagine/believe that Everyone knows the facts and resist change for moral or other reasons. Re-examine that.

I spent more time answering the ‘Gateway’ theory in three days than I have the past five years. Or, ‘since MJ stays in your system for weeks, users can’t drive – since they are still stoned.’ ‘Sends the wrong message to kids and thus increase use’ & on and on. Oh vey.

Counting Noses: Careful analysis of Senators and Reps by Don Murphy of MPP shows clearly, we have the 218 votes in the House and the 60 needed in the Senate to repeal the 1937 prohibition of MJ. We in reform simply need new leadership in Congress. The Republican power structure refuses to allow a vote. That is why I am headed to Texas in early October to spend a month, to defeat CMan Pete Sessions who blocks all votes. Ryan and Goodlatte (chairman of the Judiciary Comm.) are both leaving/retiring. Trump is on our side. 2019 could be the year.

Personal time (wedding) equals just one day on the Hill. Back full-time next week in the Senate.

This week’s stats:

2893 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 02 this week
1 Meetings – meetings, hearings, etc.
347 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc. 01 this week (R candidate for Congress)

COP stats since inception: August 2009
30 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 -ALEC

273 personal chats with a Member of Congress… this week
78 Appearances/Interviews on major TV/Radio/Print media. 00.. This week (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, BBC, CNN, NPR, German, Swiss, French, Spanish TV and radio)
84 Radio Interviews. 0 this week
152 interviews and reports in minor media = 0 this week.
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

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