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COP on the Hill: Stories from the week of February 22, 2019

COP on the Hill

Stories from the week of February 22, 2019

It was a typical recess week, busy with presentations.

Fun story: – Off Duty – a year ago I had minor surgery with a local anesthetic. The doctor’s voice was dubious, almost angry when he asked why on earth should we legalize heroin. I employed the standard response of:
Me: ‘I’ll give you life-time free cigarettes, if you will smoke them.’
Doc: “No, of course not.”
Me: ‘I’ll give you 50 bucks a pack.’
Doc: ‘No!’ and then caught himself off in mid word, as the light bulb went off in his brain. “I see your point.”
This week for my follow-up, the doctor walked in, shook hands and immediately said, ‘regarding the heroin, I agree with you completely. The govt. should buy up all the heroin and then give it for free to the addicts at a clinic or something.’
I informed him that the Swiss have been using that concept for 25 years. My leg was fine and one more convert to COP thinking. Only 319 million more to go.

This week’s stats:

3042 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 23 this week

COP stats since inception: August 2009
Meetings – meetings, hearings, etc.
289 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 0 this week
360 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc. 0this week
85 Radio Interviews.
154 interviews and reports in minor media = 0 this week.
100 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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