• Congressman Gaetz (FL-R)

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  • Colorado 2012

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COP on the Hill: Stories from the weeks of October 19 & 26 + November 2 & 9, 2018

COP on the Hill
Stories from the weeks of October 19 & 26 + November 2 & 9, 2018

Tired and Happy: or Dbl shot of Crown and Swiss Chocolate: My new horse is in the barn and I am back home in Maryland after four weeks of campaigning in Michigan. I continued my street scene + a solid amount of earned media, both print and TV. Prop One passed by a 56/44% vote of the people. I was happy to play a small part in that victory.

My double bonus came after I attended the victory party at a downtown Lansing hotel on Tuesday night. The foto in the URL below has been pinging all over the internet. My good friend saw the shirt in his daily paper in Honolulu, etc. Seeing your name/shirt in the Chicago Tribune is a hoot. Much more importantly, it signals that main stream media is openly & fairly presenting our side of the issue.

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chapman/ct-perspec-chapman-marijuana-pritzker-michigan-medical-1108-20181107-story,amp.html?fbclid=IwAR3M7x1NA-G2hHCbwamet5VVjdGqhTdaNpRGoxziKFYfTEBxc5IizPs7FC4

Analysis: UT, MI & MO passed their MJ initiatives…even ND’s loss of 40/60 was impressive, in that it was a total Libertarian, no restrictions on anything vote. Experts agree that a MI type language would pass in ND in 2018. Also, this week, the Mexican Supreme Court declared MJ prohibition to be unconstitutional. The incoming President of MX said he will bring up legalization. Au Canada is now legal for adults.

I believe we are on the first page of the last chapter in North American marijuana prohibition.

For my donors – I am so grateful for your support to pay COP expenses. Thank you for your faith in me. I will repeat that my time in Michigan was on my own dime, as this was politics vs education. My dear friend, Cheri Kellerman of Lansing, allowed me to use her home as a base which reduced expenses and greatly increased my comfort level. It really does take a village.

Personal: I am very pleased to be back in the saddle and I feel complete again for the first time, since I put Misty down three long years ago. I rode a dozen times in Michigan and my back and knees never barked…I am taking the next month off, including a week cruise in early December to mingle with 800 rabid conservatives in the Caribbean.

This week’s stats:

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) this week was -Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Grand Rapids Press + 9 other MI papers. Chicago Tribute, Honolulu Star Advertiser { foto and caption}
153 interviews and reports in minor media = 01 this week.
357 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc. 01 this week -A State Senator from Michigan

COP stats since inception: August 2009

2926 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 0 this week
0 Meetings – meetings, hearings, etc.
276 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 0 this week (Cman Higgins R-LA, Cman John Lewis, D-GA)
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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