Stories from the week January 4, 2013

From: Howard W.
Sent on: Thursday, January 10, 2013 8:48 AM

COP on the Hill

Stories from the week January 4, 2013

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.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tykf4437YTg

 

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.

 

Howard:

 

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 ... 

 

Saludos,

 

  • 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.”
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