• 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 March 22, 2019

COP on the Hill

Stories from the week of March 22, 2019

Marketing & More Marketing:

A. I am now a little over half done dropping off at all 535 Members’ offices – the Swiss Method of Heroin Treatment. I finish the drop-off by saying, as I raise my right hand, ‘ I swear I am NOT an agent of the Swiss government. I am not being paid a million dollars to influence the decisions of the United States government.’
I then say, ‘ I do represent First Responders, the police and paramedics, who will handle a thousand drug overdose cases today of whom 200 will die. This is creating too much stress on these two professions.’

I am confident I will be remembered.

B. At a meeting this week I met an assistant to the Speaker of the House of a state in the middle of the country. After a minute he asked, “Are the guy who wears The Shirt at CPAC? I’ve seen you there a couple of times.” I pled guilty. I was/am remembered.

Personal Note: 21 years ago, Suzy Wills booked me to speak at my first of 400 civic clubs (Downtown Ft. Worth Kiwanis) to give them new ideas about our Drug War. And now in 2019, I am speaking and listening to Members of the United States Congress and advisors to the President of the USA. The list of people to thank is simply too numerous. I just want to say, “Thank You.”

This week’s stats:

3072 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 04 this week
02 Meetings – (CATO had an all-day seminar on effective heroin treatment) + Grover Norquist brunch

COP stats since inception: August 2009

297 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 0 this week
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
363 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc. 0 this week
163 interviews and reports in minor media = 0 this week.
103 Appearances/Interviews on major TV/Radio/Print media. 01 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
85 Radio Interviews.
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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