• 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 March 17, 2017

COP on the Hill:

Stories from the week of March 17, 2017

More Info: The Grover group has always received briefings from Congressional staffers. Starting this week, the Grover meeting is receiving a briefing from White House staffers.

Choose your words carefully: what do you write to your professional friend who is now a mid-level staffer at the White House? Length must be less than two minutes…here is my first note (and I won’t send her more than 3 per year)

Morning ‘Jane,’

I am so thrilled for you and your new position. Cream does rise to the top. Simply WOW.

To business. AG Sessions is making louder noises about going after Colorado stores et al. Reasons not to do that:

1. Jobs – combining Rec and Medical – the industry in 28 states employs 123,000 FTE. Colorado alone employs 22,000 Full Time Equivalent
2. Heroin – and ‘brothers’ causes some 100 deaths per day & WAS a campaign issue. Optics would suck that DEA goes after God’s green plant, not heroin.
3. Illegals – base and more want the AG to focus on ridding the country of the 12-20 million illegals. No one gives a rat’s ass about MJ.

I remain at your service, (see me smiling broadly, knowing where you are reading this)

Good Karma/Bad Cold: A cold hit me like the 8-inch snow storm this week. I was only able to spend Wednesday on the Hill, after the Grover meeting. The gods were smiling, as I bumped into 3 Congressmen in only 24 offices visited. I also had a good chat with the probable new Cman from SC who will take Mulvaney’s place (he is now at OMB). Like Mulvaney, the new guy is also very solid on 10th and MJ.

This week’s stats:

24 offices visited for a mini-presentation of the Swiss HAT program
177 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 03 this week
2353 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 04 this week
206 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc. 01 this week
1 meeting
COP stats since inception: August 2009
76 Radio Interviews. 0 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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