• 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 30, 2015

Stories from the week of January 30, 2015

Seeing Eye Person: Returning to work in the basement corridor of the Cannon Building, I noticed a woman totally engaged/wrapped up in her I-Pad as she walked. I commented to her that it was a bit dangerous to not watch where one goes. She explained that her aide in front was making sure she had no trouble. I realized at that moment it was Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL). I broke into Spanish to introduce myself and that I represented law enforcement who wanted to end federal prohibition of drugs, starting with MJ.

Nice: FYI..On my first visit to offices this year I remark to the aide about the Member’s votes in 2014. For those who voted to end federal prohibition I say: ‘On behalf of street cops, thank the Member for the votes in 2014 which supported a 10th Amendment approach to MJ. These votes are allowing my profession to focus on serious bad guys like pedophiles and the deadly drunk drivers. We hope and trust he/she will maintain their belief in the 10th.’

Naughty: Please let the Member know we are disappointed with the votes in 2014 and the lack of commitment in the 10th Amendment (emphasis on 10 A) {almost all the votes against the 10th approach came from Republicans..pointing out their lack of belief in the 10th is a hard sting to hear}…we need to have the police in this country focus on pedophiles, people blowing up marathons and buildings,…. not waste time on a green plant.

NOTE: my laryngitis prevented me from  using my voice much.   I learned I am definitely part of the LEAP team going to the United Nations drug conference in Vienna in early March.  I am now spending 20 hours/week on my languages.

This week’s raw data:

1706 Presentations to Congressional staffers..  04 this week

  • meetings this week


  •   COP stats since inception: August 2009

58 brief chats with Members of Congress..   0 this week

12 Conversations (five minutes or longer) with Member of Congress..  0  this week

106 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.     0 this week

  • 20 major conferences attended..   (United Nations drug conf, CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions., National Review,  etc) 0 this week
  • 81 interviews and reports in minor media = blogs, cable TV, weekly papers, etc..    0 this week

53 Radio Interviews..  0 this week

80 published letters to the editor (value per MAPINC in free publicity: $79,000).. 0 this week

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

  • 28published interviews in major (daily) newspapers or magazine…this week

      *   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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