• 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 December 18, 2020

COP on the Hill

Stories from the week of December 18, 2020


Marijuana becomes “normalized.”    A former Fall River, Massachusetts mayor’s chief of staff pleaded guilty to federal charges of extorting and bribing marijuana businesses.


Kind Words:    Each December I send out 300 emails to all my contacts to let them know I am still alive…I had this reply from someone I met ten years ago.  He is still a law professor in Knoxville, TN and hosts a radio show for law students………”Congratulations on your many victories, and thanks for your efforts.  You are doing God’s work.  Persistence is the difference between winning and losing.


Among all the reasons to decrim is the effect that prohibition has had upon our fundamental rights—most of the erosion of the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments over the past fifty years has been due to drug busts.  So, you’re not just saving lives, but protecting our civil liberties.


Keep the faith, and keep going.  Many people are silently cheering you on.”


Best of the Season to you and yours,  Howard




Activity this week:

3449 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 03 this week

1 meeting – Grover Norquist



COP stats since inception: August 2009

90 Radio Interviews… 0 this week
327 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 0 this week

206 interviews and reports in minor media …0 this week.

397 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.: 0 this week –
107 Appearances/Interviews on major TV/Radio/Print media. 0 This week
44 published interviews/foto in major (daily) newspapers or magazine… 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
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
* 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







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