• 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 6, 2023

                                             Personal Note:  I want to thank all my COP members and donors for their unwavering support during the last three years of diminished COP activity.  It meant a lot.

Seems almost like in a Dream:  Wednesday arrived and I headed to the Hill for the first time in nearly three years.  The Republican fulfilled their promise to open the office buildings to the general public.

Like Riding a Bicycle:  Walking to the Longworth Bldg, I spotted AOC on the curb, waiting to use the crosswalk near the Capitol.  “Congresswoman, may I walk with you for one minute?”  I introduced myself, she introduced her Legislative Director and I gave them the 60 second elevator pitch. At 61 seconds I thanked her for her time and went back towards Longworth.  Piece of cake!  Yeah!

The day continued with great karma, as I had brief chats with two other Members, gave presentations to 12 staffers and had a good number of them remember and say it was nice to see the cowboy hat and or big buckle back in the hallway.  PS.  I AM Older…after 4 hours I was pooped, above and below the neck.

Sample of my last paragraph:  (email came the next day)

Good Afternoon Howard,

It was nice to see you again and having the chat. I’m happy to take a look at the suggestion you had for the Drug Policy Reform Act and can bring that up with the groups who we have been working with. In the meantime, please let me know how I can be of any help and we will be in touch.

Thank you,

Brad Korten

Legislative Director

Office of Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12)

168 Cannon House Office Building

Office: (202) 225-5801 | Direct: (202) 226-7293 | Cell: (202) 809-7530


Weekly Activities:

3844 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 29  this week…

338 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 03 this week AOC ( D-NY), McGovern (D-MA) and Glen Thompson (R-PA)

435 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc   1 this week (campaign director who just got Senator Johnson (R-WI) re-elected).


COP stats since inception: August 2009


96  Radio Interviews:  0 this week;

32 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

209 interviews and reports in minor media …0 this week

107 Appearances/Interviews on major TV/Radio/Print media. 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 Tribune, Honolulu Star Advertiser {foto and caption}, Reason Magazine, Reuters

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 $40 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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