• Congressman Garrett (VA-R)

  • Gov. Chris Christy (NJ-R)

  • Colorado 2012

  • California Field Work, Prop 19

Stories from the week of February 3, 2012

COP on the Hill

Your Voice in the United States Congress

An evening to remember:  Karen and I attended a fund-raiser soirée for a Michigan Congressman on Tuesday.  The price was too low ($150) to pass up & the event was held at the home of Grover Norquist.  NOTE:  No COP funds were spent.  Four Congressmen and one US Senator made for a worthwhile experience.  Having Grover introduce me to two Congressmen was priceless.  Karen is becoming a tour de force all by herself.  You should have seen her work the crowd.

He said, she said:  At Grover’s this week the woman from Houston, Texas asked what I did in DC.  She did not like my answer.  We had a nice two minute chat on prohibition and teens.  As we broke off the chat, she ended by saying she liked my horse but not my politics.  The gentleman who sat between us and had followed the chat piped up* and stated he agreed with my position.  She stopped smiling.

Another slow week of no presentations (okay, one by phone), as I let my brain heal.  Next week is CPAC and I will arrive as rested and healed as possible.  I did send out notes to the seven (7) foreign correspondents in the DC area who have attended before.  I brushed up on my drug prohibition vocabulary in all my languages. 

*piped up = den Mund aufmachen

Stats for COP’s third year, started on August 1, 2011:

254 presentations to Congressional staffers:   1 this week

6 Letter to the Editor:  0 this week

2 Television appearances (Univision):   this week

5 Other media (blogs, cable TV, etc):  this week

7 radio shows:     this week

11 (Member of Congress) contacts:   this week

Permanent invitation to Grover Norquist’s Wednesday brunch attended by 140 conservative VIPs.

2 Major conferences attended: Drug Policy Alliance International & the Congressional Black Caucus

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…  Go to:

www.CitizensOpposingProhibition.org and click on Donate/Join – by credit card or send a check to: 


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Washington, DC  20013

If you have questions or comments, please send an email to: howard@citizensopposingprohibition.org

COP total stats in first two years:  August 1, 2009 thru July 31, 2011)

 649 Presentations to Congressional staffers

22 Appearances on major TV networks

10 published interviews in newspapers

12 interviews and reports in minor media = blogs, cable TV, etc

57 published letters to the editor (value per MAPINC in free publicity: $56,000)

19 brief chats with Members of Congress

13 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, etc.

6 major conferences attended (CPAC, LULAC, NRA, etc)

Permanent invitation to Grover Norquist’s Wednesday brunch attended by 140 conservative VIPs.

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