• 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 3, 2017

COP on the Hill:

Stories from the week of November 3, 2017

Where is the COP DC Office? K Street?: Senator Franken agreed to give me a minute, as he walked to his next meeting. We walked down three flights of stairs in Dirksen, as I gave him the broad outline of the Swiss MAT program. Who needs a K Street office at $10,000 a month? Stairwells are much cheaper.

Welcome American Legion: The AL held a press conference in the Cannon House Building this week to emphasize their support for HR 2020 ( moves MJ to Schedule 3) and the medical use of marijuana. These are important, powerful allies. COP, MPP and NORML were instrumental in developing and influencing this position during the summer.

Ray of Sunshine?: This week a VIP of the NRA asked me to write a 500 word oped for their magazine. The subject is when and if – gun owners have been denied the ability to buy a gun or ammo, due to being an MMJ patient. For the past six years the NRA has been ‘studying’ the situation.

This week’s stats:

2604 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 21 this week
239 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 07 this week ( 3 Senators/4 Reps)
219 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc. 01 this week (candidate in Maine’s governor race – Mary Mayhew)

5 meetings

COP stats since inception: August 2009

149 interviews and reports in minor media = 0 this week.
79 Radio Interviews. 0 this week
84 published letters to the editor (value per MAPINC in free publicity: $83,000) 0 this week
42 published interviews/foto in major (daily) newspapers or magazine… 0 this week
72 Appearances/Interviews on major TV/Radio/Print media..This week (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, BBC, CNN, NPR, German, Swiss. French TV and radio) 00 this week
27 major conferences attended – (United Nations drug conference, CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions., National Review, Republican Annual Retreat etc) 00 this week (CPAC)
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
* 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 prohibition. COP provides that voice. www.citizensopposingprohibition.org

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