• 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 27, 2014


Stories from the week of June 27, 2014

 We Agree:  At Grover’s I had a five minute chat with a new member of a very powerful, national committee.  We only agreed on one thing =  the 10th Amendment should be the guiding principle for marijuana.

Did I just waste 3 hours?  Not!  The evening program was not another seminar on how great the drug war is going for America, rather an awards ceremony for fighting addiction.   The gentleman across from me is the police liaison from a major European country, attached to his embassy.  Speaking in his language, he stated flatly the solution to most problems would be to legalize all drugs.  I was truly startled but then he is a cop first and diplomat second.

The next day, before I could write him to secure our link, he wrote me proposing we meet to see what we could do to change the prohibition policies.  Stay tuned.

My old home town:  Pounding the pavement this week, Congressman Sanford Bishop (D-GA) was leaving his office, as I was entering.  We shook hands.  I thanked him for his vote to employ the 10th Amendment and thus to stop the DEA from arresting state-legal MMJ patients.  He said he was a firm believer in what he voted for..

Note:  his Legislative Director and I have met 4 times in the past 6 years.  I was always told that to support the MMJ amendment was too scary due to the voters.  Two years ago  Bishop voted NO.  Now he must feel comfortable with this voters and can now support us.  Bishop represents Albany, Georgia where I graduated from high school.


1593 Presentations to Congressional staffers.. 03 this week

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

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



  •   COP stats since inception: August 2009
    • 10 Conversations (five minutes or longer) with Member of Congress..  0  this week
    • 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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