• 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 October 16 and 23, 2020

COP on the Hill

A note from a staffer from Indiana I talked with this week:

‘I’m so glad that we had a chance to talk and reconnect yesterday.   You’ve been incredibly helpful since we’ve worked together over a decade. Your insights are always helpful, and these follow-up emails are exactly what I need to better help my boss on these issues.’

Nice Surprise:

At the end of our phone chat, the LA – legislative aide asked if I had attended a NORML event a couple of years ago.  “Yes.”  Did you wear a message on your shirt?  “yes.”  And a cowboy hat?  “Guilty”  ….she said we had a chat in the elevator at that event.  Wow!  I wish I had such a good memory!

Unusual call:  A 32 y/o long-term heroin addict, living in the UK, called and thanked me for my comments in the Reason Magazine recently.  We had a 20-minute chat, at the end of which he asked if I had heard of LEAP.  “I’m one of the Founding Five.” I replied and he was dumbfounded. He urged me to keep up the good work and I assured him I would.

Activity this week:

3375 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 18 these 2 weeks

02 meetings attended (Grover Norquist’)


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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