• 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 27, 2023

Weekly Activities:

Elevator Pitch:  I recognized Dr. Burgess coming down the hall of Rayburn.  I asked if I could walk him to his office.  “Sure.”  30 seconds later, I learned he had worked in a methadone clinic while a young doctor and would look favorably on the bill to increase access.

Refreshing: CMan Lawler came early to the Grover meeting and 4 of us had a solid chat for 5 minutes.  It is unusual for me to have the chance to just chat about lots of stuff with a Member.  Of course, I inserted the idea of 10th amendment for MJ and promoted greater access to treatment/methadone for citizen addicts.

Not for Nothin:  COP cracked 5,000 presentations to Congressional Staffers this week.    It is a solid, good feeling in my soul to have had the chance to possibly have an impact at the federal level.  As my knee becomes weaker, my spirit is soaring as high as ever!   Many, many thanks to all who have helped me on this journey.  Your moral and or financial support are crucial.

This Week:

5008 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 09  this week…

373 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 03 this week:  CMan Danny Davis, (D-IL)  , CMan Lawler (R-NY), CMan Dr. Burgess (R-TX)

449 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs,  01 this week…1 running for Congress.  I always make the offer to help them articulate a conservative POV on drugs.

 Meetings: 01 Grover Norquist


COP stats since inception: August 2009

109 Appearances/Interviews on major TV/Radio/Print media. 0 This week.

215 interviews and reports in minor media …0 this week –

98 Radio Interviews:  0 this week

33 major conferences attended – CPAC 2023, (3 UN drug conferences in Vienna, Austria),  LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions., National Review, Republican Annual Retreat etc.) 0 this week

Media:  Blaze TV {new, popular right-wing}, (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, BBC, CNN, NPR, OAN, German, Swiss, French, Spanish TV and radio) Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Grand Rapids Press + 9 other MI papers. Chicago Tribune, Honolulu Star Advertiser {foto and caption}, Reason Magazine, Reuters

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