• 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, 2020

COP on the Hill

Stories from the week of February 28, 2020

CPAC 2020: Was 12,000 serious conservatives coming together for four days in DC to celebrate their values and this year, to glorify President Trump. The COP role was to provoke attendees to consider the “Nanny-state, liberal policy of drug prohibition/war on drugs” The vehicle to poke them was my “Legalize Heroin” shirt and it was successful. Over the 4 days, I spoke to about 200 attendees in groups of 1 to 8. I was happily astounded, as 80-85% walked away with a positive to very positive view of legalizing all drugs and making the medical community the tip of the spear for drug issues.

Boys and Girls – the world is changing. There is no group in America more conservative than CPAC, this side of a KKK conference. After 15 straight years of CPAC attendance, our message has broken thru.

Why? – given the response from the 200 listeners, the tragic fact that everyone knows X people dead from a heroin OD. Thus citizens are now open to new ideas.

Media contacts were down sharply this year, as the press was simply not there.

Personal: President Trump was the final speaker. I was in the overflow room with about a 100. I was able to listen, see him for about half of his 90-minute speech. Unable to bear more, I left, I positioned myself at the main exit door to the hotel and thus had another dozen chats, as the attendees left. All good.

Total expenses for the four days: about $800; a real bargain. Staying at the Motel Five keeps it low!!

This week’s stats:

87 Radio Interviews… 01 this week
204 interviews and reports in minor media = 06 this week

COP stats since inception: August 2009

107 Appearances/Interviews on major TV/Radio/Print media. 0 This week
3339 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 0 this week
324 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 0 this week:
395 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.: 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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