Yes, it's not even March 2016 but getting this conversation going early is for the best: It's election year, and as Texas Tesla owners, we need to properly vet our candidates and let them know what's important to us. I would like to compile a list of districts that have reps to vote for, and give them a "Tesla Friendly" grade, based on their public stances and voting records. Whichever candidates have a failing grade will need to be worked on. I know Tesla Motors has said "Oh, we're doing okay, even with the current restrictions" but the 2017 Session is going to bump up against the 2018 deliveries of the Model ≡. If anything can be accomplished this coming session to take effect immediately or Jan 1, 2018, it's going to make a big difference in combating the dealership cartel. Based on my experience with the 2015 House Committee testimony, we need to take the gloves off in a big way. The supporters of the HB went first and we were playing nice, asking for an exception. Then, it turned very ugly when TADA, GM, and the Easter Seals got up and cried rivers of FUD around the existing protectionist laws. I propose this year we do the following: 1. Have a VERY public fundraiser(s) for a very good cause, sponsored by the regional Tesla Owners Clubs. This could be done in concert in their respective regions, possibly for the same cause. The more publicity, the better. We can offer rides for donations, raffles, etc. 2. Sponsor at least one Little League team in each region. Possible mascots could be "Tesla Cats" or "Tesla Lighting" or something. Signature Red jerseys with the "TESLA" font would be great. Even investigate placement of a bright red outfield banner with the regional club's logo and contact info. A coordinated game attendance by the sponsoring local club would also make sense. I'm sure there's more to add, so please speak up. We have a diverse group of people with various connections, skills, and services to provide. If we come together for something we believe is, even the Austin cronies need to take notice. Our numbers grow larger, every day but organization is the key to winning sanity in Austin.