• Congressman Garrett (VA-R)

  • Gov. Chris Christy (NJ-R)

  • Colorado 2012

  • California Field Work, Prop 19

COP on the Hill: Stories from the week of April 18, 2014


Stories from the week of April 18, 2014

Hold the Presses: At 5:15 on Friday I was at my desk catching up on paperwork, when the email came across from a former Legislative Assistant from the House side.  He is now the deputy press secretary of an extremely important section in the Congress.

He needed ASAP all the info on 2014 ballot initiatives including likelihood of passing, etc.  I screamed thru 90 minutes of calling experts in Florida, Oregon, Alaska, Arkansas, Ohio etc….  I gave him what I could by 7 PM that afternoon and the rest on Monday morning at 0700.

It ain’t what you know (so much), as who you know and who remembers you.   If this keeps up, I will need a larger hat!  Crown and chocolate that night for sure.

Back in the ‘saddle:’ 16 presentations this week and it felt good to return to my core work of talking to Congressional staff.

Next week I am off to the NRA convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.  My tag line will again be:

“We (at the National Rifle convention) trust each other to own and carry deadly force.  But then you don’t trust that same person with a little green plant?  Please explain”


  COP stats since inception: August 2009

  • 1508 Presentations to Congressional staffers..   16 this week


  • 80 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.    0 this week
  • 41 Radio Interviews..   this week   
  • 81 interviews and reports in minor media = blogs, cable TV, weekly papers, etc..    this week
  • 36 Appearances on major TV networks..this week (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision)… this week
  • 18 major conferences attended..  this week (United Nations drug conf, CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions.  etc)    this week
  • 26  published interviews in major (daily)newspapers or magazine… this week

         77 published letters to the editor (value per MAPINC in free publicity: $75,000)..  this week

             55 brief chats with Members of Congress..   this week

  • 2 editorials in daily papers mentioning Howard’s efforts & in support of COP position
  • Weekly attendance at Grover Norquist’s Wednesday brunch attended by 150 conservative leaders.   Named the “Grand Central Station of the Conservative Movement.”
  • Consider being a member of COP at $30.00 or more per year.   All contributions are tax-deductible.  30 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.    …  Go to: ·       www.CitizensOpposingProhibition.org and click on Donate/Join – by credit card or send a check to:
  • Citizens Opposing Prohibition

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From the town hall meeting with Chairman Goodlatte (House Judiciary Comm)

Your COP at work:  5th foto from the top




Video of question…starts at minute 51




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