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Stories from the week of November 25, 2011

COP on the Hill

Your Voice in the United States Congress

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­Don’t talk to strangers:  Visiting the Newseum on Sunday, the place had lots of young people, including those from a private high school.  In groups of 3 & 4 about 25 had asked me why cops say legalize pot.  With teens I always include the proviso that pot, like all drugs, can be dangerous, it has ruined lives by addiction and that is why it should be given the same respect and laws as beer.

As I was chatting with a group of four students, one of the chaperones came up and scolded me for talking to the 16 year olds without a teacher being present.  It went downhill from there, as she had the teens move away from me.  She admonished the teens for talking to me and finished by saying, “You shouldn’t being talking to strangers!”  

In a 6 story shrine to the first amendment and free speech teens who wanted to learn something were being told not to.  Oh well.  I figured by Monday morning the whole school will have known about the confrontation and COP, as I had already passed out 7-8 business cards.

Personal:  Karen and I hope you have many blessings to celebrate this Thanksgiving.  We do.

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

201 presentations to Congressional staffers:   14 this week

4 Letter to the Editor:   this week

2 Television appearances (Univision):   this week

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

4 radio shows:   this week

9 (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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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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