• 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 7, 14, 21, 2017

COP on the Hill:
Stories from the week of April 7, 14, 21, 2017

Gracias: The theme of the soirée at the embassy was cooking which is not my area of interest. I was able to meet and chat with the Uruguay ambassador. During our 10 minute chat in Spanish I thanked him and Uruguay for their courage to be the first country in the world to legalize/regulate marijuana. Their first stores for adult use open July 1.

Words that work: As Congressional staff take 12+ meetings a week, being remembered is crucial. I point out & emphasize to Republican offices that – drug prohibition is part of Sharia law and thus their boss supports part of Sharia ( Rs hate Sharia) {example Saudi Arabia}. With the few Democrats left who support MJ prohibition – I hammer the racism of the policy, the misery, teens shot every day and even the NAACP supports the 10th Amendment for MJ. I am often remembered long after the meeting.

Long Days: Congress was on “working in district” these two weeks which frees up time for staff. 41 meetings made for lots done. Also, most meeting went the full 30 minutes, as everyone had time to ask questions. Chatting with arguably some of the brightest young minds in the country is always a joy.

This week’s stats:

2404 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 41 this week
3 meetings

COP stats since inception: August 2009

179 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 0 this week
206 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc. this week
76 Radio Interviews. 0 this week

84 published letters to the editor (value per MAPINC in free publicity: $83,000).. 0 this week
42 published interviews/foto in major (daily) newspapers or magazine… 0 this week
72 Appearances/Interviews on major TV/Radio/Print media..This week (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, BBC, CNN, NPR, German, Swiss. French TV and radio) 00 this week
148 interviews and reports in minor media = 00 this week.
26 major conferences attended – (United Nations drug conference, CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions., National Review, Republican Annual Retreat etc) 00 this week (CPAC)
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

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