• 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 28, 2017

COP on the Hill:

Stories from the week of July 28, 2017

Ending of an Era: In 2004 at the National Sheriff’s Association convention I stopped by the DEA booth and picked up what would become my best tool to demonstrate the absolute futility of police efforts. At the top of their brochure it states, “Drugs are readily available to America’s youth…..” In Congress I have passed out this brochure to some 5,000 staffers. – every year thereafter, I had my DEA colleague/buddy confirm to me that the data/analysis was still correct.
This week I realized I was simply wasting paper and trees. Since (as I point out) heroin is available in every small town in every Congressional district AND the staffers and Members of Congress know and accept this before I walk in – I have ceased giving out the brochure. RIP DEA brochure…you are now old news.

Sales Tip of the Week – How you and your message can be remembered: As I passed out 2017 updates to Member offices, I take about 60 seconds to state COP beliefs and the need to employ the 10th amendment. The end of this statement goes like this, ‘once Congress employs the Tenth, you will have more time to discuss important issues and based on my experience as a street cop, . {dropping my voice to a soft whisper)..”everything is more important than God’s green plant.”
80% of the staffers smile or smile broadly at the whisper and out the door I go.


This week’s stats:

226 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 05 this week (especially Diane Black, Chair of the House Budget Committee)
2501 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 11 this week
209 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc. 01 this week
78 Radio Interviews. 01 this week
1 meetings

COP stats since inception: August 2009

84 published letters to the editor (value per MAPINC in free publicity: $83,000).. 0 this week
42 published interviews/foto in major (daily) newspapers or magazine… 0 this week
72 Appearances/Interviews on major TV/Radio/Print media..This week (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, BBC, CNN, NPR, German, Swiss. French TV and radio) 00 this week
148 interviews and reports in minor media = 00 this week.
26 major conferences attended – (United Nations drug conference, CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions., National Review, Republican Annual Retreat etc) 00 this week (CPAC)
Weekly attendance at Grover Norquist’s Wednesday brunch attended by 150 conservative leaders. Named the “Grand Central Station of the Conservative Movement.”

* 2 editorials in daily papers mentioning Howard’s efforts & in support of COP position

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