It is now clear that a bill allowing direct sales of Teslas in Arizona is officially dead in the state legislature for this year with TM vowing to have it reconsidered next year. Here are a few thoughts for next year: 1) The combined power of the Arizona Automobile Dealers Association members defeated Tesla's efforts to sell directly in Arizona this year, but the combined power of 500+ ArizonaTesla owners could be an overwhelming force if we organized for next year. 2) While the dealer's association can lobby for their members, each Tesla owner could write to their representatives and share their hopes and concerns. 3) While the dealer's association can testify before legislative committees, the owners of Teslas have that same ability. 4) I wonder how the outcome might be different if 500+ Tesla owners invited their state representative for a test drive in their Roadster, Model S or Model X. 5) There needs to be way for Tesla Motors and Tesla owners to coordinate their efforts, perhaps via Tesla's lobbyist. 6) Tesla Motors needs to let owners know about issues that impact them in their individual states. If they could use our help, an email or a posted notice on the website might be a good start. Frankly, it was not a happy day for capitalism or free-choice when this legislation died.