• 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 24, 2015



Stories from the week of April 24, 2015

Seth Whitecotton: is a COP member from Atlanta. He flew in Tuesday to learn, to help and the week did not disappoint.   We did about 15 presentations together. On Thursday he spent the whole day in the Senate, working the trenches as a citizen lobbyist, distributing “Cheerful News” from Colorado to nearly all 100 offices. Thank you Seth.

Who knew?” Having lunch in the Longworth café, two gentlemen to my left were speaking Spanglish (switching from English to Spanish at random times).   I asked them about this..10 minutes later I knew all about Puerto Rico’s serious, lively debate to possibly go Colorado. They were two Senators in their commonwealth’s legislature & given my fluency in Spanish thought that perhaps I might be effective testifying before their committee (one was the minority whip). Stay tuned.

Tables Turned: I knew the gentleman in the elevator was a Congressman but how to start a chat? I am uncomfortable intruding too blatantly on a person just going from point A to B.   sooo, “nice boots” I remarked (he was wearing Ostrich cowboy boots). I ended up walking with him to his office, 5-6 minutes. He was already on our side and now knows LEAP really well.

1820 Presentations to Congressional staffers..    21 this week

14 Conversations (five minutes or longer) with Member of Congress..  02 this week

65 brief chats with Members of Congress..   03 this week

145 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.     02 this week (Puerto Rico Senators)

88 interviews and reports in minor media = blogs, cable TV, weekly papers, etc..    01 this week (Froma Harrop – Washington Writers Group)

01 meetings this week


  COP stats since inception: August 2009

57 Radio Interviews..  this week

38 published interviews in major (daily) newspapers or magazine… this week

22 major conferences attended..   (United Nations drug conf, CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions., National Review,  etc)    0 this week

38 Appearances on major TV networks..this week (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, BBC)…0 this week (BBC)

81 published letters to the editor (value per MAPINC in free publicity: $80,000).. 0 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.  www.citizensopposingprohibition.org










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