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COP on the Hill: Stories from the week of February 7, 2020

COP on the Hill

Stories from the week of February 7, 2020

Hellooo New Hampshire: Four years ago, my amigo Don Murphy of MPP and I spent a hectic week in NH to raise awareness of our issues. One blinks, 4 years pass and it was time to break out the cold weather gear again. I picked Don up at the airport on Monday. Who popped thru the exit portal? Senator Bennett (D-CO) and candidate for President. We had a nice chat.

There are too many stories to tell. In summary, we averaged 3 rallies-town halls per day for 7 days, bouncing around from town to town like a pinball, gulping coffee and burgers, while living in the car except to sleep. Media like last time, were thicker than hairs on a dog. I gave interviews in my four languages which is always a hoot.

Coolest Moment: We attended the small Yang town hall on Tuesday morning. I stood up to ask my question: “War on Drugs. What would you do differently?” First Yang said he liked my ‘legalize heroin’ shirt and agreed with the message! He elaborated to say he would; decrim all drugs, legalize MJ, declare an end to the war on drugs AND for those addicted to heroin, he would permit them access to heroin as part of their treatment!! (Swiss model) Holy Smokes…Later we took a foto with both of us giving the thumbs up.

BTW: during Q & A both Gabbard and Mayor Pete gave about the same answer as Yang to the War on Drugs question I was able to ask. Bernie Sanders spoke the same language AND he did it as part of his main speech. Don Murphy was able to speak to VP Biden for 4 minutes and Biden remained firm Not to legalize MJ. Don also had two chats with Klobuchar and several other candidates. Busy we were.

My Facebook page has several fotos of me with the candidates.

This week’s stats:

323 personal chats with a Member of Congress… Senator Bennett, Senator Klobuchar (D-MN), 02 this week:
394 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.: 03 this week -President of the NH Senate, Andrew Yang – Presidential candidate, Pete Buttigieg (Mayor Pete)
105 Appearances/Interviews on major TV/Radio/Print media. 03 This week including New York Times and CBS News
85 Radio Interviews… 03 this week including NH NPR
175 interviews and reports in minor media = 9 this week
44 published interviews/foto in major (daily) newspapers or magazine… 01 this week – Manchester Union Leader…quotes and foto
Presidential Rallies in NH: 12 this week

COP stats since inception: August 2009

3330 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 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
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