• 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 August 9, 2013

COP on the Hill

Stories from the week of August 9, 2013

Reformgasm:  On Friday after a good day with 8 presentations I caught up on my notes in the Longworth café and prepared to leave to catch the train.  Upon standing, the nearby staffer said, ‘That is an interesting shirt.  Why?’ (it was my Friday ‘fun’ day = wear my COP shirt)

She and another staffer and I were having an excellent chat, when I realized I needed to catch the train.  As always, I asked, ‘So who do you work for?’  “Pelosi” she replied.  Hell with the train and we kept going another 5+ minutes.  I just made it to the station on time.

Describing my encounter with the man from Texas who recruited me into drug reform (Bob Ramsey of Dallas), he responded. “Sounds like you had a reformogasm, when you learned who she worked for.”  Yup &  LOL for a couple of minutes…I realized that word perfectly fits the situation….you will see it again.

Again, 90% of being successful is just showing up.

Reflection:  I attended the funeral of a buddy and fellow lobbyist in Delaware on Thursday.  Bob gave me some excellent pointers, when I began my career with LEAP  in the Congress in 2006.  He was only 7 years older than me.  Tick Tock.

Reflections II:  COP began its fifth year on August 1.  Thank you for you moral and financial support to keep a dedicated, full-time voice in Congress.  The COP anti-prohibition, pro repeal of federal prohibition message is now meeting with minimal resistance and much greater embracement.  COP has irons in many an office where the  Member is close to becoming open in support to end the horrific Drug War and Drug Prohibition policies. Stay tuned.

This week’s stats:

  • 1306 Presentations to Congressional staffers..09  this week

COP stats since inception: August 2009

  • 34 Appearances on major TV networks..this week(Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision)
  • 22 published interviews in major (daily)newspapers or magazine… this week
  • 72 published letters to the editor (value per MAPINC in free publicity: $70,000) 2 editorials in daily papers mentioning my efforts & in support of COP position
  • 31 Radio Interviews.. this week
  • 37 brief chats with Members of Congress..this week
  • 40 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.  this week
  • 13 major conferences attended..  this week (CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, etc)
  • Permanent invitation to 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.   If you agree that Modern Prohibition/War on Drugs is the most destructive, dysfunctional and immoral policy since slavery & Jim Crow and want to be a part of the solution…  Go to:






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