• 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 May 24 & 31, 2019

COP on the Hill

Take my breath away: The ‘bicycle’ lady (brings a mini, fold-up bike on the train) and I have been taking the same train for 10 years now. We always just exchange hellos. After, “How is it going?” she replied not good….her 25 y/o son in Arizona had been physically arrested for four(4) grams of marijuana. Multiple problems with bail, phone calls, finding a lawyer. Her pain was a Tsunami in volume and after I sat down, I couldn’t shake it. A few minutes later the tears came down both cheeks for several minutes. I am becoming an old softie….I am helping her, mostly letting her vent.

At Grover’s meeting I had a good chat with my White House contact.

During the four (4) day Memorial week, I had 16 planned, 30-minute meetings with Senate staffers. It is a morale booster to put in a solid, productive week.

Shaking my head: After my presentation to a Plains State R office chief legal counsel, I asked for questions, comments. ‘ I am the father to three (3) boys and I don’t want them to have any contact with drugs. I can’t support your ideas.’ OMG. I expect that emotional commentary from regular citizens but not from a CLC for a US Senator. IMO and experience, no oratory, no stats, no documentation will ever knock him off his desire for no drugs near his boys, and thus no changes to the drug war.

This week’s stats:

3161 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 16 this week
365 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc. 01 this week upper level White House staffer
02 Meetings – Grover Norquist

COP stats since inception: August 2009

307 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 01 this week Senator Klobachar (D-MN)
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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