• 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 September 21, 2018

COP on the Hill

Stories from the week of September 21, 2018

Winding Down: I am packing my bags and preparing to ‘move’ to Michigan next week. MI has an adult-use, MJ legalization initiative vote coming up in November. At the moment they have no police person, active or retired, who will speak for Prop One. It will be a five-week effort. A friend in Lansing will host me for the sojourn. Unfortunately, I don’t have a horse. I am taking my trailer and expect to buy one ASAP upon arrival. Recall Misty and I were on TV 4 times in Colorado, one of which – Fox – went national. BTW, nothing going on in Congress till next year (except for SCOTUS nomination).

You can lead a horse to water but..: At the Grover Norquist meeting I had a good chat with a senior staffer from the House committee which deals with our opioid epidemic. I explained the Swiss system, leaving him the Swiss-approved summary. I have low confidence the House will touch it, since it would wreck the business model of the countries’ 35 billion treatment industry.

OMG: On Tuesday I put on my Heroin shirt and – by invitation – attended a rally for our Governor Hogan at the Republican Party HQ for my county. The Governor shook every one’s hand. I took the opportunity to give him the one-minute COP summary on policy.

For those of you saw the movie, The Graduate, recall the end scene as the church – wedding congregation was unhappy with Hoffman trying to take Elaine off the altar. Fast forward to 2018 and that was the look of about a 100 serious Republicans in that room. = Priceless.

This week’s stats:

2924 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 03 this week
2 Meetings – meetings, hearings, etc.
354 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc. 01 this week (MD R Governor Hogan)

COP stats since inception: August 2009
276 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 0 this week

30 major conferences attended – (UN drug conference, CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions., National Review, Republican Annual Retreat, ALEC etc.) 0 this week
78 Appearances/Interviews on major TV/Radio/Print media. 00.. This week (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, BBC, CNN, NPR, German, Swiss, French, Spanish TV and radio)
84 Radio Interviews. 0 this week
152 interviews and reports in minor media = 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

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