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COPs on the Hill: Stories from the week of April 15, 2011

Your voice in the United States Congress

Stories from the week of April 15, 2011

Know your history:   Waiting to cross the last street before entering the Longworth building, I noticed the gentleman’s folder with the title: Armenian Issues.  I asked if that was his purpose going to the hill.  He replied his constituents wanted justice on the issue.   I gave him my basic understanding of the forced march during WWI of the Armenians by the Turks and the estimate of perhaps one million died.   

We kept chatting into the bldg.  I gave him a one sentence of my advocacy before he by-passed the metal detector.  Chatting with a Congressman is always a great start to my day.

Be a (Texas) gentleman:   Passing Congresswoman Schmidt (R-OH) in the hall on Friday, I tipped my hat to her.   That triggered a  30 second chat.   She was the first Member I ever spoke to after my arrival in the fall of 2005.   I had not seen her since.

Modern, free marketing:    This week at Grover’s Brunch came a woman who is an expert on how to use Facebook for pushing an issue.   Free, expert advice for a free and effective marketing tool works for COPs limited budget.   She is first on my list next week to contact.

NOTE:  I will be away the next 10 days taking care of my mom = driving her up to and settled in her summer home in Michigan.   On my way back I will attend the 3 day NRA (National Rifle Association) conference in Pittsburgh.

COPs 2nd year stats to date:

TV appearances: 12 (ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX, cable) 

Newspaper stories: 6 dailes, 3 weeklies

Radio appearances: 6

Published LTE: 14 ( one this week)

157 presentations to Congressional staffers: (12  this week)

14 (Member of Congress) contacts : (  2 this week)  

5 other VIP (MD state legislators): 

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