• 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 June 7, 2019

COP on the Hill

Stories from the week of June 7, 2019

Outlook for 2019-2020: Not encouraging. I had a 30 minute chat with the aide to Senator Gardner (R-CO) who authored the STATES Act (S-1023) = the clean, simple 10th Amendment bill to end federal prohibition of marijuana. It will take a small miracle to attach it to must pass legislation. Know any prayers? Regardless, I will be in the hallways of Congress moving the issue, one centimeter at a time.

Keeps me going: I met with a Midwest Senate office. The mid-level staffer explained as we shook hands that he remembered me from years ago. He started as a receptionist in a House office. He said, he looked forward to me dropping off materials for his criminal justice colleague. He always read the info, before passing it on. It was such a pleasure to have this chance to sit down with me for half an hour.

Touched, I was.

Gas & Oil Conference??!!: Professional friends have invited me to this classy conference (12 embassies were represented) the past four years. Probably they like my hat in the fotos? Plus, I do impress, when I use my four languages. Anyway, one attendee complained about a lack of oil field workers due to a conviction on a drug charge. I explained this could be cured by adopting the Portugal decrim approach.

This week’s stats:

3163 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 02 this week
366 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc. 01 this week German Ambassador
01 Meetings – 2 Day International Gas & Oil Conference

COP stats since inception: August 2009

307 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 0 this week
85 Radio Interviews.. 0 this week
164 interviews and reports in minor media = 0 this week
102 Appearances/Interviews on major TV/Radio/Print media. 0 This week
Blaze TV {new, popular right-wing}, (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}, Reason Magazine, Reuters
31 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
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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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