• 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 6, 2020

COP on the Hill

Nice to be remembered:  From an R staffer and legislative director in the House in response to my request for a meeting: “Hey Howard,

Good to hear from you.  I miss seeing your shirt, as you stalk the halls…..”

Cheerful News:   Oregon passed its “Portugal” type decrim of all drugs by a robust 59/41%   I will be sending to all 535 offices a bullet point memo to describe the approach.  Recall, since I re-engaged on the Hill after Labor Day, I have been and will continue to push this next, ‘major thing’ in the US Congress.

Also, that SD also passed an adult use marijuana initiative, all conservatives know the end of MJ prohibition is near.  In Oregon, as expected, there was fierce opposition to decrim from the police, the prosecutors and the Treatment Industry.  All of them will lose funding, due to decrim.  Nonetheless, the People spoke loudly for change from OR to NJ.    Oh, and Biden won with a pledge of “treatment not incarceration.”

Activity this week:

3391 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 18 this week


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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