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Cops on the Hill: Stories from the week of June 25, 2021


Cops on the Hill

Stories from the week of June 25, 2021

 One forward, one step back:  As I wrote last week, the concept I have been working towards (decrim of simple possession at the federal level) since Labor Day 2020, is now a House bill; HR 4020.  Wonderful!

On the downer side, it contains a major poison pill for Republicans.  This is the sentence I added to go with Watson’s list I sent you last week:

  • ** States would have 18 months to decrim or lose federal, police monies (Byrne and COPS grant programs).


Allies:  I am pleased to report that both the Drug Policy Alliance and the bill sponsor’s office (Coleman-Watson) reached out to me this week.  Both want COP to coordinate with them to increase support for the bill.  I readily accepted and we are in contact.


3593 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 07 this week..

Meetings this week: Grover’s center-right


COP stats since inception: August 2009


330 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 0

92 Radio Interviews… 0 this week

206 interviews and reports in minor media …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 Tribune, 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.”

* Consider being a member of COP at $40.00 or more per year. All contributions are tax-deductible. 40 dollars buys all the copy paper COP uses in one year. Law Enforcement’s voice in opposition to current policy is vital on the Hill to achieve a repeal of federal drug prohibition. COP provides that voice. www.citizensopposingprohibition.org









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