• 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 November 13, 2020

COP on the Hill

Stories from the week of November 13, 2020

Oldie but Goodie:  After I made my pitch to a Georgia R office, the aide channeled the Congressman’s concerns for marijuana (many revert to MJ like auto-pilot vs my topic of total decrim).  ‘Another problem with legalizing MJ is the impact on our soldiers.  If they use MJ, they won’t have the will, the mentality to pull the trigger.’…..As it was a phone call, he could not see me roll my eyes over and over.

I pointed out that this idea had been put forth during the Vietnam war and it proved to be false.  “We were able to kill two million Vietnamese, despite wide-spread MJ use in USA and Vietnam.” I assured him.  Oy Vay!!

Senate:   Since I re-engaged after Labor Day, happy to report 1/3 of Senate offices have received a presentation.  House numbers are still very small.

Grover Norquist Center-Right Meeting:  I made my first 2020 presentation to the 150 conservatives on the state of drug reform efforts across the nation.  I then focused their attention on the need to Go Oregon Decrim ASAP.  Two days later the Washington Post published Grover’s op-ed in which he included the election results of 4 states going legal MJ and Oregon going decrim in a positive light.

Activity this week:

3405 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 14 this week

1 meeting


COP stats since inception: August 2009

205 interviews and reports in minor media

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 –
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
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