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COP on the Hill Stories from the week of March 20, 2020

COP on the Hill

Stories from the week of March 20, 2020

Small, short and very important: As you probably know, Congress is now closed to the public. So, my work has gone to zero. Snot!!

Probably my last piece of work for a while….this week I had a chat with a legislative aide on a project he had requested my assistance. In about two hours I produced and sent a document for his review and edit. Due to the Covid, it will be a while before this effort could bear fruit.

Baring the unexpected, this will be the last newsletter for a while. As soon as Congress opens its doors, I will return to work. Until then, I am training the new pony for urban, campaign work which should bear fruit this fall. The horse-cowboy combo will generate lots of media, as always.

Optimism: As many of us (certainly me) are a bit depressed from the lack of social contact and the pain and suffering of those who get the Covid, let me share this story:

This week, I stopped in at Staple’s to order more COP stationery and business cards. The manager came over and asked why. A customer joined in, as we all maintained 5-6 feet of distance. We had a solid, long chat as to why legalize heroin and the failure of current policy in general…

It has been 20 months since I began wearing the new t-shirt. The results are consistent; general agreement/resignation that the War on Drugs – Modern Prohibition has failed and legalize/regulate all drugs might be a good idea. Call me wild and crazy but this could be over in five years.

This week’s stats:

10 minutes on the phone with a congressional aide

COP stats since inception: August 2009

3342 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 0 this week
90 Radio Interviews… 0 this week
327 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 0 this week
397 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.: 0 this week –
204 interviews and reports in minor media = 0 this week
107 Appearances/Interviews on major TV/Radio/Print media. 0 This week
44 published interviews/foto in major (daily) newspapers or magazine… 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
* 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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