• 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 30, 2014


Stories from the week of May 30, 2014

Hell Froze Over:  At zero dark 30 (0030 hrs) on Friday, the House voted 219 to 189 to deny the DEA money to conduct drug raids against medical marijuana patients or facilities in the 22 states which have legalized God’s medicine (28 if one includes CBD meds).  This amendment has been tried since about 2003 never receiving more than 167 votes.

MPP’s ace lobbyist Dan Riffle is still pouring over the spreadsheets to determine how, what, where this unexpected victory occurred and most importantly WHY.  His analysis to you after I receive it.

You, the members of COP, can certainly take a bow and some real credit.  My 1550 presentations with COP combined with another 1500 with LEAP means a lot of exposure and reminders on this issue.

On Wednesday and Thursday I did honest-to-goodness lobbying for the first time ever, promoting the Rohrabacher/Farr Amendment which was coming up for a vote by going door to door.  When the dust settled some 35 or so Members switched their NO votes in 2012 to YES in 2014.  Only 5 switched the wrong way…

Breaking Rocks in the Hot Sun — One story:  I met with the chief of staff of an extreme state R office last year.   This chief is a former prosecutor and my presentation was more like a cross-examination (good news/bad news – it lasted 30 minutes)..  On Thursday he gave me 3 minutes to make my pitch.  Result, his boss the Member who voted NO in 2012,  voted with us this time, helping us reach the magic number of 218…there are another dozen plus stories where that  came from…so I am certain we can take credit for a couple of the switches.

Thank you for the support to pay for the copy paper, the train & Metro tickets and all the other items I need to spread the anti-prohibition, 10th Amendment/States Rights message.  All of you should celebrate with a glass of wine, or whatever.  This week was historic.


1550 Presentations to Congressional staffers..   15 this week


  •   COP stats since inception: August 2009
  • 56 brief chats with Members of Congress..   this week
  • 81 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.     this week
  • 41 Radio Interviews..   this week
  • 81 interviews and reports in minor media = blogs, cable TV, weekly papers, etc..    this week
  • 36 Appearances on major TV networks..this week (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision)… this week
  • 18 major conferences attended..  this week (United Nations drug conf, CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions.  etc)    this week
  • 26  published interviews in major (daily)newspapers or magazine… this week

         78 published letters to the editor (value per MAPINC in free publicity: $75,000)..  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.    …  Go to: ·       www.CitizensOpposingProhibition.org and click on Donate/Join – by credit card or send a check to:
  • Citizens Opposing Prohibition

POB 543

  • Buckeystown, MD 21717




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