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COPs on the Hill: Stories from the week of June 24, 2011

 COPs on the Hill

Your Voice in the United States Congress

Stories from the week of June 24, 2011

Sweet music to my ears:  I spent most of Monday contacting offices by phone and email.  This effort bore fruit.   A response to one of the emails I sent yesterday: “This is great, Howard. I really appreciate you passing it along. I’ll do my best to convince the boss!”  NOTE: his boss is a leading Blue Dog Democrat
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Names matter:  Wednesday was hectic with Grover’s brunch in the AM and then 4 meetings in the PM, plus a radio interview at 2PM.  I was out in the heat, headed for Union Station to catch the 3:35 train home, when my Droid went off.  Majority Leader Cantor’s aide wanted to see me about the Frank bill.

No problemo, I returned to the Cannon Buildiong and we had an excellent chat about the bill.    The aide will urge Cantor to support the bill.  Catching the 5:15 was not a problem.

Not quite:  Congressman Frank wants two Republicans to be original co-sponsors and that did not quite happen by Wednesday.  We did pick up John Conyers, former chairman of the House Judiciary Comm.  This is signifcant in that previously he had never previously supported legislation that would roll back the prohibition of marijuana.  Jesse Jackson this week gave a speech calling for a war on the War on Drugs. 

NOTE:  I will be off the end of this week for my nephew’s wedding in Wisconsin.   I am his god father.  Then it is off to Cincinnati for the LULAC conference (League of United Latino American Citizens).   My Spanish is tuned up and the t-shirt made in Spanish is in my bag.

COPs 2nd year stats to date:

162  presentations to Congressional staffers:  7 this week

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

Newspaper stories: 7 dailes, 3 weeklies

Radio appearances: 12 – two this week

Published LTE: 15 (  this week)

Other media (bloggers, cable TV, minor publications, etc): 12 ( this week)

9 (Member of Congress) contacts:    

5 other VIP (MD state Senator & Rep):   

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