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COPs on the Hill:Stories from the week of March 18, 2011

 Your Voice in the United States Congress

 Your turn:  After finishing a typical presentation to a new staffer, she commented to me that she enjoyed the chat.   She went on to say that she expected as much, as colleagues in her office who had already heard me over the years told her she would find the time informative and a bit entertaining.   My reputation certainly preceeded me!

Working while walking:  Wearing my COPs wind breaker, I was asked why by a Congressional staffer shortly after leaving Union station walking towards the House buildings.   We ended up having a conversation the whole 15 minutes.  The next day the jacket had a Kentucky family ask why, as we walked towards the Cannon Building.   The woman was my adamant* and angry that her neighbors were not allowed to grow industrial hemp. 

States are hurting:  This week I hand delivered to the New Jersey offices a newspaper report that The Thin Blue Line lost 11% of its members in 2010.   More cuts are expected in 2011.    I delivered to the Kentucky offices the news that their state government cut many drug crime punishments across the board.  Personal amounts of marijuana for example went from a possible one year in jail to 45 days.

If you read in your local or state paper that the police or fire departments are losing personnel, please forward that to me via email copy or simply the URL.   I will hand deliver it to the appropriate Congressional office(s) and the two Senators.   Thanks.

*Adamant = bestehen


 COPs 2nd year stats to date:

 TV appearances: 11 (ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX, cable) 

Newspaper stories: 7 dailes, 3 weeklies

Radio appearances: 7 

Published LTE: 13  (one this week)

Other media (bloggers, cable TV, minor publications, etc): 9

103  presentations to Congressional staffers: (11 this week)

8 (Member of Congress) contacts:    (one this week)

5 other VIP (MD state Senator & Rep):   

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