• Congressman Garrett (VA-R)

  • Gov. Chris Christy (NJ-R)

  • Colorado 2012

  • California Field Work, Prop 19

COPs on the Hill

Stories from the week of June 25, 2010

Energy bar for the spirit:  When making a 20-minute presentation to a staffer, the location varies.  Most often there is a small conference room with four chairs.  Sometimes there is a table in an open area, adjacent to staffers.   Sometimes we are able to use the Member’s private office.   1-2 times a week we have to go into the hallway, when nothing is available.  During one such chat this week, we talked at a table next to two staffers.   I noticed one paying attention to the conversation.

 After that meeting I was outside writing up my notes, when a staffer with that office came out and grabbed my hand.  He thanked me profusely for my efforts, saying it was such a breath of ‘fresh air.’   (NOTE:  99% of advocates on the Hill ask for money & are obviously just ‘gunslingers,’ working for the big bucks.) *

I am sustained* by many things on this 10 year Odyssey, not the least of which is being thanked by you and others by thought, word and deed…and from time to time the thanks of a Congressional staffer. 

Thank you:  Two weeks ago I reported on holding onto my FIRE PELOSI button.  Several of you wrote, explaining what a bad idea that was.   What was I thinking?   The button has been placed in the metal recycling container.

*gunslingers working for the big bucks = Revolverhelde, die nur für Geld arbeiten.

*sustained = unterstützt

COP stats since August 2009:

 397 presentations to Congressional Staffers (10 more this week)

7 presentations to VIPs (elected officials)

36 published Letters to the Editor (that we know of)

Numerous conferences, hearings & briefings attended.  C-Span broadcast my question at a Senate briefing. (one hearing this week)

11 radio shows

6 TV interviews (Colombian TV, Fox and Univision)

Consider being a member of COPs at $30.00 or more per year.    Add your voice to those who agree that Modern Prohibition/War on Drugs is the most destructive, dysfunctional and immoral policy since slavery & Jim Crow.  Go to: www.CitizensOpposingProhibition.org and click on Donate/Join – by credit card or check.



Detective/Officer Howard  Wooldridge (retired)

Drug Policy Specialist, COP – www.CitizensOpposingProhibition.org

Washington, DC

817-975-1110 Cell



Citizens Opposing Prohibition – Become a Member

PO Box 772

Buckeystown, MD  21717-0772


Modern Prohibition/The War on Drugs is the most destructive, dysfunctional &  immoral  domestic policy since slavery  & Jim Crow.

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