• 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 16, 2017

COP on the Hill:
Stories from the week of June 16, 2017

Felt real good: Have you ever wanted to tell a politician what a muffin head he is on an issue? As the House Members were leaving a hearing, I asked Cman Carter (R-TX & former judge) to let me walk with him. He agreed. After I said that LEAP members believe that, “if you have a drug problem, see a doctor;” he snorted, “You want to legalize all drugs, right??!!” Yes, I replied.
There was another minute of banter, and I said, ‘as pedophiles are going after my grandkids, you want the police to chase Willie Nelson. Why?’ At that, he shouted had put hundreds of them-pedophiles in prison and we parted our ways. My first sharp exchange since my arrival…Felt good actually.

Enjoy oneself and politic – Congressional Baseball Game: at 5PM we met at the Republican watering hole (Capitol Club). The tickets were good for a pre-game Happy Hour, bus ride and entrance to the ballpark. I was dressed for comfort (shorts & t-shirt). 5 hours later a solid 50 Congressmen/Senators had read the message in a relaxed atmosphere. ….any many hundreds of Republican spectators.

Don Murphy bought the tickets and urged all in reform to go. Some did. Thank you Don.

Detroit News published an oped on the game/shooting. The Shirt was in the foto! Woohoo:


Caution: A colleague this week expressed support for an oped which declared that ending the prohibition on hard drugs would be a disaster for the country. I was a bit shocked.
After the prohibition of marijuana is over and you believe that the remaining drugs should also be legalized & regulated, be careful to know the mission statement of organizations you support.

This week’s stats:

196 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 01 this week
2450 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 09 this week
77 Radio Interviews. 01 this week
4 meetings

COP stats since inception: August 2009
206 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc. this week
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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