• 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 28, 2019

COP on the Hill

Stories from the week of June 28, 2019

The Buckle, The Shirt, The Hat: it seemed like every other office someone mentioned my ‘uniform.’ Saw me in the shirt at CPAC, what is the buckle about, nice hat! Over and over. As you know, being remembered is the Gold Standard for a lobbyist. And they do remember.

Not for nothin: I had a solid chat with a presidential advisor attached to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). No disagreement that for 1.2 trillion tax dollars, the nation’s Return on Investment was, Not Much. It always floats my boat to meet a WH staffer.

Toe to Toe: Making the rounds in a House building, the Communications Director approached and simply said, “love the shirt.” (it was my fun Friday, where I wear my heroin shirt). He was all on board to legalize all drugs. After 10 minutes he introduced me to the Chief of Staff (also an MD) to the R office from a Great Plains state. He and I went 20 minutes toe to toe, he defending the war on drugs and me on the other side…I asked him 4-5 times to name one advantage of the policy and he always deflected, never even trying to answer it…it was fun.

This week’s stats:

3184 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 12 this week
309 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 01 this week. Cwoman Ilhan Omar(D-MN)
368 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc. 01 this week White House economics advisor
01 Meetings – Grover Norquist

COP stats since inception: August 2009

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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