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COP on the Hill: Stories from the week of September 14, 2018

COP on the Hill

Stories from the week of September 14, 2018

Boy Scout motto: In the hallway of the Senate office building (Hart) I noticed a camera crew setting for an interview. I noted the ‘Univision’ on the bags. I had a good chat in Spanish with the reporter, offering a view that the kids at the border were, ‘drug war refugees.’ The chat ended with me asking her network to speak out on the macro policy of the drug war. BTW, I spend a good ten hours a week studying my three languages. One never knows which language will come up tomorrow; Be Prepared.

Micro efforts, macro efforts: Have I ever said I genuinely enjoy answering the ‘why’ question on the shirt. Even on vacation, it’s a joy to engage in a thoughtful chat. These one on one averages out to 1,000 per year, making this micro effort an audience of 20,000 since 1998. Including TV and newspapers, several millions have seen the message. It all counts.

New place to wait for the train: I had an hour to kill before the train home. I found myself on the third floor of the Russell Senate Building, studying Spanish. A few minutes later a camera crew set up for an interview – RFD TV was about to interview Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA). Upon conclusion of the interview, I introduced myself and the Senator and I had a solid, hallway chat. Note for young readers – RFD stands for Rural Free Delivery of US mail (prior to 1900, rural folks had to pay extra to have mail delivered to their home).

This week’s stats:

2921 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 03 this week
276 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 01 this week (Senator Ernst (R-IA)
1 Meetings – meetings, hearings, etc.
353 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc. 01 this week (R candidate for Congress and a senior staffer from HHS (Health & Human Services)

COP stats since inception: August 2009
30 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 -ALEC
78 Appearances/Interviews on major TV/Radio/Print media. 00.. This week (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, BBC, CNN, NPR, German, Swiss, French, Spanish TV and radio)
84 Radio Interviews. 0 this week
152 interviews and reports in minor media = 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
43 published interviews/foto in major (daily) newspapers or magazine… 0 this week

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