• 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 22 & 29, 2013

COP on the Hill

Stories from the week of November 22 & 29, 2013

Portugal at dinner:  While in Denver at the DPA conference a gentleman from Portugal asked to sit at our table.  Turns out, he was receiving an award.  He was THE architect of the Portugal Decrim Program.  I was able to have all my questions answered.  Fascinating.

Getting the word out:  I forgot to mention last week that besides making sure all in Congress knew of the NAACP endorsement of the bill to repeal federal marijuana prohibition, I sent an email to every journalist I had met in 17 years….some 150..

On the boat last week I had an average of 12 people a day ask me why.  Since the ship sailed from Puerto Rico, a fair number of those were in Spanish.  Leaving the ship, I was truly relaxed and refreshed.  Answering the why question in an informal setting is a pure joy & not work.

I also encouraged all the islanders to be the first Caribbean nation to legalize marijuana.  That island would become a Mecca for tourists, like Amsterdam.  It was fun to see their reaction to my proposal.


Below is a RARE (conservative blog & radio) 4.5M report on COP efforts to spread the word on the NAACP endorsement…either read the transcript or listen to the radio interview… either way, your support for COP is making an impact.

Kurt Wallace report; http://rare.us/story/the-naacps-support-for-states-powers-on-pot-legalization-is-historic-find-out-why/#sthash.LHAzC8Q9

Footnote:  Thanksgiving week was spent trying to catch up on several hundred emails, etc.

Wishing you and yours and good Turkey Day….howard


COP stats since inception: August 2009

  • 1450 Presentations to Congressional staffers..  this week
  • 36 Radio Interviews..   0 this week
  • 51 brief chats with Members of Congress..  this week
  • 65 interviews and reports in minor media = blogs, cable TV, weekly papers, etc..  this week
  • 46 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.  00 this week
  • 23 published interviews in major (daily)newspapers or magazine… 00 this week
  • 17 major conferences attended..  this week (CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions.  etc)  this week
  • 34 Appearances on major TV networks..this week(Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision)
  • 72 published letters to the editor (value per MAPINC in free publicity: $70,000)
  • 2 editorials in daily papers mentioning Howard’s efforts & in support of COP position
  • Permanent invitation to 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.   If you agree that Modern Prohibition/War on Drugs is the most destructive, dysfunctional and immoral policy since slavery & Jim Crow and want to be a part of the solution…  Go to:







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