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COP on the Hill: Stories from the week of January 4, 2019

COP on the Hill

Stories from the week of January 4, 2019

Fun story of the week: On Wednesday I made the rounds in the House to see who had moved
and update the info on the aides who deal with drug war issues. As usual, my first stop was a
restroom to make sure I was presentable. A guy walked in and said, “I know you. You were in
New Hampshire for the primary in 16. You are omnipresent.”

He is an aide to a Florida R and said the hat and t-shirt were unforgettable. Cool beans!!

Good Sign for Success: On Thursday I met with five of my colleagues in the morning and spent
three hours together going to the open houses, receptions, etc (a first in my time in DC). COP,
MPP, NORML, SSDP and two reps from the NCIA (industry). We were all looking like shiny,
new pennies and as we ran into a good number of Members and staff, I am sure we made a
solid impression. See foto attached.

A bonus for me was to just admire the professionalism my colleagues exhibited that morning.
As you know, the vast majority of my 13 years on the Hill I was a Lone Ranger. Even as I
usually will work alone – giving presentations and such – I will have a closer relationship with my
colleagues.

This week’s stats:

280 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 03 this week (Correa (D-CA), Schweiker (R-AZ) Kildee (D-MI)
2959 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 21 this week
154 interviews and reports in minor media = 01 this week. (Marijuana Business Daily)

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)
Meetings – meetings, hearings, etc.
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
84 Radio Interviews. 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
* 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 prohibition. COP provides that voice. www.citizensopposingprohibition.org

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