• 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 June 13, 2014


Stories from the week of June 13, 2014

Someone has my back:  At an international – leaning meeting this week the senior staffer to a House Member wanted ideas on what his boss could do to slow down, hurt the terrorists of the world.  I immediately piped up that per the United Nations, the illegal drug trade is the number one source of money for terrorists around the globe.

The next person who was called on stated my observation was correct and added his own data on drug trade and terrorists.  At a public meeting I am sure it is the first time someone backed my position on this aspect.    Felt good…still does.

Not too loud: After I spoke in the reception area to the aide I had met before, I was leaving the Republican office, when the guy behind the desk said almost in a whisper,” Appreciate what you do.”  I touched the brim of my hat in recognition and smiled going out the door.  Little gestures like that confirm there is more and more light at the end of tunnel.

Personal pain equals political victory: the German word is ‘schadenfreude.’  As I was concluding a chat with an aide, the Member walked in.  Per protocol, I stood up, as he walked over to shake my hand.  Normally I just introduce myself and who I represent.  Then the Member replies that the staffer will take care of me and give him/her a report later. Bye – bye.

This time I personally thanked him for his ‘yes’ vote to keep the DEA outside the states with medical marijuana.  Seven (7) minutes later I learned in detail how his daughter & granddaughter had moved to Colorado in order to obtain the ‘Charlotte’s Web’ CBD medical marijuana which stops the epileptic seizures.  On that basis he voted our way.

That his granddaughter and that family are suffering meant he voted to essentially legalize God’s medicine for the nation. Our side won the vote but what a cost!  Schadenfreude is cruel.


1590 Presentations to Congressional staffers.. 32 this week

10 Conversations (five minutes or longer) with Member of Congress..  01  this week

84 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.     03 this week

47 brief chats with Members of Congress..   02 this week



  •   COP stats since inception: August 2009
  • 41 Radio Interviews..   this week
  • 81 interviews and reports in minor media = blogs, cable TV, weekly papers, etc..    this week
  • 36 Appearances on major TV networks..this week (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision)… this week
  • 18 major conferences attended..  this week (United Nations drug conf, CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions.  etc)    this week
  • 26 published interviews in major (daily) newspapers or magazine… this week

      *   78 published letters to the editor (value per MAPINC in free publicity: $75,000)..  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.    …  Go to: ·       www.CitizensOpposingProhibition.org and click on Donate/Join – by credit card or send a check to:
  • Citizens Opposing Prohibition

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