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COP on the Hill: Stories from the week of December 1, 2017

COP on the Hill:

Stories from the week of December 1, 2017

Happy to see Cowboy Hat: Final Chapter: The two aides expedited a meeting with Congressman Norman (R-SC) and we all met on Wednesday. Before the actual meeting, I had a solid, 10-minute chat with the Chief of Staff. The 15-minute meeting went to 30, as we had a solid, free-flowing chat. I answered the Member’s concerns.

Asked why I focus on this issue, I brought up that my seven y/o grandson will, in 6 short years, have his first possibility to start selling marijuana. That was / is the reason I am active in my retirement years. The Member responded he understood and added he has 16 grandchildren to worry about. All good.

Funny of the week: Passing thru the Capitol police security, one officer pointed at my briefcase and asked, “Is this your free sample day?” I smiled and replied that Friday would be the free sample day…..just think about his question for a moment.

No need to mention prohibition: Sitting and catching up in the Longworth café, the Member noticed me and moved over to my table. I rose and we had a minutes’ chat about the tax bill, etc..we know each other well enough that I don’t have to always mention the issue.

Au Canada: Just prior to my meeting with the Congressman, his previous meeting person came out. Turned out to be a member of the Canadian Parliament. Better, he was on our side on the legalization legislation moving in Ottawa AND he has known LEAP co-founder John Gayder for many years. Karma!!

This week’s stats:

2657 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 09 this week
246 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 3 this week
225 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc. 02 this week (candidates in running for Congress)

Meetings – 2

COP stats since inception: August 2009

80 Radio Interviews. this week

149 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
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
27 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
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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