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COP on the Hill: Stories from the week of July 5, 2019

COP on the Hill

Stories from the week of July 5, 2019

Impress, Persuade: The criminal justice adviser to an Arkansas Senate office noticed my name plate and the German flag…We spoke auf Deutsch the next 20 minutes before he made sure I spoke English too. For whatever reason, I held his attention for nearly an hour of chat. All good.

Worth looking back: about eight years ago I had an existential crisis regarding my career on Capitol Hill as an advocate and lobbyist. I seriously considered quitting. It seemed to me that I was ineffective and not moving the issue forward. Fortunately, my mentor Eric Sterling, and I had a long talk about my activities on the Hill and what they meant. He assured me that my Yeoman’s work was having an impact.

I looked it up in the dictionary when I came home – what was Yeoman’s work? A few weeks later ending a presentation to a Senate staffer, he commented that I was doing Yeoman’s work. And I have never looked back since then. And again this week, I made a full presentation to an Idaho office staffer who started four years ago as a receptionist and remembered me coming in with information about the drug war. And now he advises the senator on criminal justice matters. Thanks to all of you who kept the faith and encouraged me. We are close to changing the USA policy.

This week’s stats:

3194 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 10 this week in the Senate

COP stats since inception: August 2009

309 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 0 this week.
368 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc. 0 this week
00 Meetings – Grover Norquist
85 Radio Interviews.. 0 this week
164 interviews and reports in minor media = 0 this week
102 Appearances/Interviews on major TV/Radio/Print media. 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 Tribute, Honolulu Star Advertiser {foto and caption}, Reason Magazine, Reuters
31 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
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
84 published letters to the editor (value per MAPINC in free publicity: $83,000) 0 this week
43 published interviews/foto in major (daily) newspapers or magazine… 0 this week
* Consider being a member of COP at $40.00 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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