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COP on the Hill: Stories from the week of April 26, 2019

COP on the Hill

Stories from the week of April 26, 2019

Patient they were: 3 high school seniors were in the Congress to learn how it worked, when they spied me talking to someone in the cafeteria. It took me 4-5 minutes to realize they were waiting to talk to me (I was wearing the heroin shirt). So, I broke off the chat with another lobbyist.

The students and I ended up having a nice chat for 5-6 minutes while standing up near the registers > highly visible to a 100 odd folks eating lunch. All good.

Let me be clear: I am working every day to complete the COP mission on the Hill and go home to Texas. Full stop. YES, I love my job and NO, not enough to prolong it.

I am taking the next 07 days off to visit some people and ask for their advice on how I should proceed on the Hill….and another 7 days to visit family and friends. More Executive Time.

This week I completed distributing the bill info to the Senate of employ the 10th Amendment S-1028 for MJ.

This week’s stats:

3131 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 8 this week
01 Meetings – Make presentation to the main Frederick, MD Rotary…about 120 attending. Went well, people are receptive to bold ideas.

COP stats since inception: August 2009

164 interviews and reports in minor media = 0 this week
303 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 0this week
102 Appearances/Interviews on major TV/Radio/Print media. 0 This week
Blaze TV {new, popular right-wing}, (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, BBC, CNN, NPR, German, Swiss, French, Spanish TV and radio) Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Grand Rapids Press + 9 other MI papers. Chicago Tribute, Honolulu Star Advertiser {foto and caption}, Reason Magazine, Reuters
31 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
363 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc. 0 this week
85 Radio Interviews.
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 drug prohibition. COP provides that voice. www.citizensopposingprohibition.org

Apply the Tenth Amendment to Marijuana
HR-2093 & S-1028

Washington, D.C. – April 5, 2019 U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) & House Members Dave Joyce (R-OH} and Earl Blumenauer {D-OR} reintroduced the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States Act (STATES Act) with broad bipartisan support that spans the political spectrum.

• Amend the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) so that – as long as states and tribes comply with a few basic protections – its provisions no longer apply to any person acting in compliance with State or tribal laws relating to cannabis activities.

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