• 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 February 28, 2014


Stories from the week of February 28, 2014

 Preparing for the United Nations conference in Austria:   With the help of several friends/native speakers my materials are correctly translated into my three foreign languages.  I am feeling confident to hit the streets of Vienna running.  Outside of attending the Norquist brunch and my meeting at the Swiss embassy, I was focused like a laser on preparing for the trip.

Meeting went long, really long:   I met with two attachés to the Swiss ambassador – the police and health.  She spoke German, he spoke French, and so we conducted the meeting in English.  At the end of planned meeting they were still asking questions and we kept going.  After 90 minutes I put my hat back on and said auf Wiedersehen to Frau Fontana.   As Philippe guided me out to the door, we broke into French and had a wonderful, cop-to-cop chat in the foyer the next 15 minutes.  I believe he might be in the process of re-evaluating his beliefs.  Either way, it was an excellent start to our relationship.

During the meeting I emphasized the extent of the US Oxycodone problem combined with the doubling of heroin use in the past two years.  The Swiss HAT (heroin assisted treatment) is something America needs to look at and adopt…yesterday.  I urged them to speak to the ambassador & perhaps inform America of the Swiss success.

  • 1490 Presentations to Congressional staffers..    01 this week



COP stats since inception: August 2009

  •   50 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.   this week
  • 77 published letters to the editor (value per MAPINC in free publicity: $75,000)..  this week
  • 55 brief chats with Members of Congress..   this week

40 Radio Interviews..    this week     

  • 65 interviews and reports in minor media = blogs, cable TV, weekly papers, etc..  this week
  • 23 published interviews in major (daily)newspapers or magazine… 00 this week
  • 17 major conferences attended..  this week (CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions.  etc)  this week
  • 34 Appearances on major TV networks..this week (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision)
  • 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.”
  • 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:
  • www.CitizensOpposingProhibition.org and click on Donate/Join – by credit card or send a check to:
  • Citizens Opposing Prohibition
  • POB 543
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