• 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 January 22, 2016

Stories from the week of January 22, 2016

Effective? You betcha (channeling Sarah Palin): Almost done on Thursday an aide who knew of me, stopped me to chat in the hallway. He almost whispered, ‘The marijuana dealers of DC sent some guy up to Harris’ office (R-MD who blocked the opening of MJ stores in the District) and thanked the Congressman for blocking the stores – stating really helps the current MJ dealers in DC.’ He was grinning like the cat that just ate the mouse.

I played dumb and we went our ways.. NOTE: in 2015 recall I went to Harris’ office and did deliver that message. Extrapolating that an aide in another building knew of the visit, I would bet my ‘thank you Dr. Harris’ message’ is all over the entire House. Woohoo!!! I’ll go again just before the vote this spring.

Junk Mail?..: I continued the task of hand delivery to 535 offices and follow up with emails to 535 health legislative assistants, hoping for 2% to read them and one or two might act on it….yikes!! I emphasize (this in my follow up email): “Given 44,000 dead last year, perhaps we should abandon our 19th century approach to drug abuse.”

I did another 81 offices this week on the Swiss HAT program + 4 normal presentations

This week’s stats:

2110 Presentations to Congressional staffers..  31 this week

160 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.     03 this week – besides two running for Congress, xcl chat with Speaker of Utah House, Gregg Hughes

1 meeting this week


  COP stats since inception: August 2009

114 personal chats with a Member of Congress..  0 this week

92 interviews and reports in minor media = blogs, cable TV, weekly papers, etc..   0 this week.

23 major conferences attended –  (United Nations drug conf, CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions., National Review,  etc)  this week

60 Radio Interviews..  0 this week

82 published letters to the editor (value per MAPINC in free publicity: $80,000).. 0 this week

39 published interviews in major (daily) newspapers or magazine… 00 this week

38 Appearances on major TV networks..this week (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, BBC)…0 this week (BBC)

*   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.  www.citizensopposingprohibition.org



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