• Congressman Garrett (VA-R)

  • Gov. Chris Christy (NJ-R)

  • Colorado 2012

  • California Field Work, Prop 19

Stories from the week January 4, 2013

COP on the Hill

Back in the saddle again:  The ‘fiscal cliff’ crisis being in the rearview mirror, I returned to the House buildings to make presentations and update my records.  I managed 5 presentations in a day and a half.  Felt great.

 Friday I had a case of the ‘feel me no goods’ and took a sick day….my first in 6 years (not counting the 3 weeks I was out with my stroke).

I made this 8 minute tape a year ago.  My camera guy Jeff Newman did some editing and put this up on YouTube.  Quelle Surprise….over 13,000 views.  Next time I will try to rent a tela-prompter.  I also did this in Spanish which will be ready later this year.


Howard, would you mind?  Grover Norquist came over to me just before the start of his brunch and asked me to give the group a 3 minute report (speakers are limited to 3 minutes) on the marijuana votes across America in 2012.  After the meeting he asked me to prepare a written handout for the assembled for next week.   I was thrilled.

 New Friends:  Late last year I met the man who wrote this Christmas note.  He is the chief TV reporter for a major Mexican network.  Short translation was warm greetings to me and his best wishes for success with our issue in 2013.  This is an example of why I spend 7-8 hours per week keeping my Spanish fluent.  Mexican people are 70/30 against legalize/regulate.  I will do my part to improve that picture.


Perdon por no responder, pero estaba de viaje y sin ver mensajes electronicos … Me parece estupenda la eleccion de Hispanos al Congreso y le envio un fuerte abrazo con mis mejores deseos de que 2013 sea un Ano Nuevo lleno de triunfos para su causa …


1001 Presentations to Congressional staffers..5 this week

  • 30 Appearances on major TV networks (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision)
  • 21 published interviews in major (daily)newspapers
  • 43 interviews and reports in minor media = blogs, cable TV, etc
  • 69 published letters to the editor (value per MAPINC in free publicity: $68,000)
  • 2 editorials in daily papers mentioning my efforts & in support of COP position
  • 22 Radio Interviews
  • 34 brief chats with Members of Congress
  • 30 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, etc.
  • 11 major conferences attended (CPAC, LULAC, NRA, etc)
  • Permanent invitation to 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 $30.00 or more per year.   All contributions are tax-deductible.   Law Enforcement’s voice in opposition to current policy is vital on the Hill to achieve a repeal of federal prohibition.  COP provides that voice.   If you agree that Modern Prohibition/War on Drugs is the most destructive, dysfunctional and immoral policy since slavery & Jim Crow and want to be a part of the solution…  Go to:









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