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COP on the Hill: Stories from the week of January 8, 2016



COP on the Hill: Stories from the week of January 8, 2016

Bunny Hills: I happened to step on the escalator right behind Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL). She and two aides were chatting about skiing and how dangerous it was. She said her aide had real courage to go on even the bunny slopes in Colorado. I chimed in (in Spanish) and she asked why I spoke her first language. I replied, stating my position. She said how she had voted SI to applying the 10th Amendment to all MJ votes in 2016 ( a change for her). I heartily thanked her for the votes and we parted ways. I bumped into three other Members that day + one on Wednesday….woohoo.

Slow & Steady wins the race: On Friday the main six horses that are pulling the anti-prohibition wagon met for two hours to discuss which House Members we could win over this year and how to message in general. Personal Note: it feels so damn good to be one of six instead of one of two. We all feel good going into this year and believe we have a solid chance to win the House vote to essentially repeal the 1937 law on marijuana. I am not taking a vacation day until September.

Best Moment of 2015: 2015 was an extraordinary year of many good advances/victories…this was the best of the best moment.

This is the letter I received from the supervisor of the French teams which toured CO, WA & DC.   We had met at their embassy last spring.     I choked up, when I read the 3rd line..’Your line of reasonings/arguments are very strong.’


Many, many hours went into that project, not counting 38 years of keeping my French fluent.



Merci Howard,

C’était un plaisir de te rencontrer

Je viens de lire le document que tu m’a donné …. Tes arguments sont très forts.

Je vais contacter Eric des que je rentre à Paris et il est possible que je revienne a DC en juillet pour un autre sujet mais j’essayerai de rencontrer Eric



Envoyé de mon iPhone


This week’s stats :

112 personal chats with a Member of Congress..  05 this week

2011 Presentations to Congressional staffers..  08 this week

4 meetings this week


  COP stats since inception: August 2009

154chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.     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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