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COP on the Hill: Stories from the week of March 4 & 11, 2016

COP on the Hill

Stories from the week of March 4 & 11, 2016


CPAC in Summary: 4 hectic, non-stop days of conservative madness. Sitting next to, chatting with X governor of Arizona Jan Brewer for an hour (not our friend). 101 fotos of student supporters of legalization, all going to Facebook, natch.   New convert yelling out to 50 in Chipotles, “YES, Legalize Heroin.” First night having a drink with 7 Congressmen & Senator Ernst (R-IA) {came to DC to ‘cut pork’}…about 20 media events, half in camera..what I have called ‘minor media’ contacts shows my ignorance of 2016…one 1 minute clips now seen by 600,000 and still climbing. (See below)..being much more careful, I did NOT lose my voice (first time in 5 years). Several reporters told me I had become a ‘fixture’ of CPAC (? Good thing ?)


Most importantly, resistance to the POT shirt went to an absolute zero (only took 10 years )…therefore, next year I will be wearing the LEGALIZE DRUGS shirt. I go to CPAC to move the needle, not make people smile (which the pot shirt almost always does).


Rice University: Bill Martin of the Baker Institute at Rice invited me.   three days on the road to be part of a four person, two hour panel on Drug Prohibition.     They were pleased which is all that counts. I spent the honorarium on two hats…Yikes !! Yes, they are very nice hats.


United Nations: I leave today for Vienna to represent LEAP at the annual UN conference on dangerous drugs. Next report will be late March. Karen continues to love me despite my many absences from home. She is the wind under my wings.


No time to spit….


http://gawker.com/these-are-some-people-you-could-meet-at-cpac-1763090191.. foto at bottom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5881TmjFLU..     One of many


https://www.facebook.com/NowThisWeed/?pnref=story    600,000 views !! woohoo One Minute…left side of page under ‘Videos’…next to Gov Gary Johnson of NM


This week’s stats: …..no time …these are last weeks

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

62 Appearances/Interviews on major TV/Radio/Print media..this week (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, BBC, CNN, NPR)…02 this week   ( NBC twice )

129 interviews and reports in minor media =    01 this week.

Meetings/Hearings:   2 this week


  COP stats since inception: August 2009

2149 Presentations to Congressional staffers.. this week

120 personal chats with a Member of Congress..  0 this week

42 published interviews/foto in major (daily) newspapers or magazine… 0 this week

61 Radio Interviews..  0 this week

23 major conferences attended –  (United Nations drug conf, CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions., National Review,  etc)  this week

82 published letters to the editor (value per MAPINC in free publicity: $80,000).. 0 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.  www.citizensopposingprohibition.org















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