Stories from the weeks of December 21 & December 28, 2012

From: Howard W.
Sent on: Friday, December 28, 2012 4:24 PM

COP on the Hill

Stories from the weeks of December 21 & December 28, 2012

Busted!:  Today I scratched my itch for Mexican food at Chipotles.  As usual I parked at the nearby McDonald’s, positioning my car so the drive-thru crowd would read the signs on the rear of my car. Upon my return the assistant manager called me over to the window.  Expecting to be told  not park there again, instead, reading my shirt – she asked why cops want to legalize pot.  She and the cashier had a few more questions before they thanked me for my time.  Whew!~!   As you know, I am a 24/7 kind of guy and my car too.

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End of the year cleaning & catch up:  My desk  is nearly clean, expense reports done and all Christmas cards and emails sent (400).  Though the Senate offices are mostly intact, all the oxygen in this town is being consumed by the ‘Fiscal Cliff.’  I will hit the ground running next Wednesday.

I want to thank all of you who are Members and support my work.  Below are the stats, since COP was incorporated on August 1, 2009.  I hope and trust you believe my time and your money are well spent.  What else can I do?  Your suggestions are welcomed.

  • 996 Presentations to Congressional staffers
  • 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: 

“Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct, for being you. Never apologize for being correct, or for being years ahead of your time. If you're right and you know it, speak your mind.  Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth.”

     ~ Gandhi



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