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COP on the Hill: Stories from the week of January 11, 2019

COP on the Hill

Stories from the week of January 11, 2019

Friends in high places-

1. I spoke to my White House advisor friend on Wednesday at the Grover Norquist meeting for five minutes. I clarified what our (MJ reform) strategy was for 2019 and asked him to suggest to Senator McConnell to allow the votes on MJ bills. BTW, the macro, 2019 strategy is the same as the last 8 years; a clean simple use of the 10th Amendment for marijuana.

2. I had a longer chat at the end of the meeting with Grover. I gave him an overview of where we are in January 19 and our path forward. Grover gave me some new, positive info which raised my expectations for 2019 to terminate the fed prohibition of God’s green plant, i.e. repeal the 1937 law.

3. I asked CMan Bill Flores (D-TX), if he would support a 10th Amendment MJ bill this year. He said he would (that would be a change from his past voting record).

Still spending my time going door to door to update office numbers and personnel changes…it will take at least all of January.

I will continue to balance my time between meeting with Hill staffers and “hanging out” on the Capitol steps for a brief chat with Members.

This week’s stats:

281 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 01 this week (Cman Bill Flores, D-TX)
2968 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 09 this week
85 Radio Interviews. 01 this week (Law School in Knoxville podcast)
2 Meetings – meetings, hearings, etc.

COP stats since inception: August 2009

358 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc. 0 this week (MS-R) Tate Reeves, Lt. Governor (running for Gov)
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
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