• 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 February 1 and 8, 2019

COP on the Hill
Stories from the week of February 1 and 8, 2019

Week of February 1 was all Executive Time aka on a cruise:

Silent Majority: On the cruise a 46-year veteran of police work asked why. As I began to answer, he moved in close and in a loud voice, spitting mad, cut me off and declared I was a disgrace to the profession and my shirt should read SOME Cops say. He stated his work history of arresting hundreds for drugs.

After he left, I went over to the nearest table where the woman had to have heard and probably disturbed by the confrontation. I apologized for the disturbance. She replied,’ Not at all. And thank you’ nodding to my shirt. I could have kissed her. As I don’t know how many are annoyed by the shirt, likewise how many are clapping with one hand. That makes two nasty encounters in the first six months of the ‘heroin’ shirt.

Small Steps: At the Grover brunch I had a solid chat with the Republican Treasurer of Kansas. He is running for the US Senate seat, to replace retiring Senator Roberts, our friend. I spoke to him of the goal and strategies of COP. His response was encouraging.

As you know, I am fortunate to have chats like this nearly every week via the Grover Brunch. And we will never know, individually, if they have an impact on policy. Nonetheless, they provide me with powerful motivation to go to work, and, in the macro, I have no doubts they help move the issue in the right direction.

Pod Cast: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/ywc/episodes/2019-01-29T08_00_32-08_00

30 minutes with a law professor in Knoxville, TN…taped two weeks ago…I do this show about 2-3 times a year.

This week’s stats:

360 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc. 01 this week Jake LaTurner, Treasurer of Kansas
3004 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 18 this week
2 Meetings – meetings, hearings, etc.

COP stats since inception: August 2009

289 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 0 this week
85 Radio Interviews.
154 interviews and reports in minor media = 0 this week.
99 Appearances/Interviews on major TV/Radio/Print media. 18 This week (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}
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
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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