• 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 July 10, 2015



Stories from the week of July 10, 2015

Transition: ­ On Thursday I attended a reception at the German embassy to say farewell to my contact/friend and meet his replacement. 35 cops were on hand to share stories, wine, beer and world-class hors-doeuvres.

I had a pleasant chat with the local head of the DEA. He informed me that my departing friend had told the group all about me and LEAP! I was elated, as my German friend and I share the belief that all drugs should be legal. I had a nice 5 minute chat in French with the cop from Switzerland; the rest of the two hours was all German (I did speak English with the DEA guy).


On the Wings of Personal Pain: At Grover’s this week a gentleman from Missouri told us about a massive change in the system of how local govts fund themselves…in the aftermath of Ferguson..pretty great changes….I met him afterwards to thank him for the vote in Jefferson City to legalize the Charlotte’s Web – CBD strain of medical marijuana. He replied he was the author of the bill and that his daughter has Dravet’s Syndrome. I was nearly speechless, as I mumbled, “Bless you sir.”


I know he must have spoken to Congressman Luetkemeyer and US Senator Roy Blunt ( both from MO) about this, as both switched their votes in favor of states’ rights for all medical marijuana this year.


Only counted as one: My radio interview with Bill Frezza has been heard around the country. I have received dozens of notices of its broadcast and people re-tweeting it. It officially only counts as one radio gig, even as probably many 6 figures of people listened to it.

1876 Presentations to Congressional staffers..    02 this week

75 brief chats with Members of Congress..   03 this week

146 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.     01 this week

02 meetings this week


  COP stats since inception: August 2009

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

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

59 Radio Interviews..  0 this week

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

22 major conferences attended..   (United Nations drug conf, CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions., National Review,  etc)    0 this week

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

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

















Share and Enjoy: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
Filed under:On the Hill

No Comments

Post a comment