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COP on the Hill: Stories from the week of August 5, 2016

Stories from the week of August 5, 2016

Green Plant Policy: Distributing updates and learning of staff changes was the focus of the week – I would introduce myself with this: ‘I represent police officers who don’t want to waste their time chasing a green plant, Willie, Snoop Dog, that kind of nonsense. Who is the LA (Legis. Asst) in charge of green plant policy?’ 90% of the time the front desk person broke into a smile or at least a grin and replied, “so & so.” And so it is in 2016 that staffers are aware that this issue is so trivial in the scope of what the Congress must deal with.

Friday was a ‘fun day’ in jeans & t-shirt. Besides staffers I asked 5-6 Capitol Police if they wanted their free samples now or at the end of their shift, as I pointed to my large briefcase. All of them smiled broadly, shaking their head & replying ‘at the end of my shift please.’

This week’s stats:

2215 Presentations to Congressional staffers.. 14 this week

203 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc. 01 this week

1 meetings/hearings

COP stats since inception: August 2009
133 personal chats with a Member of Congress.. 0 this week
67 Radio Interviews.. 00 this week
13 interviews and reports in minor media = 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
62 Appearances/Interviews on major TV/Radio/Print media..This week (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, BBC, CNN, NPR)…02 this week (NBC twice)
24 major conferences attended – (United Nations drug conf, CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions., National Review, etc) 0this 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.”
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