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Michigan may see ballot petition to allow direct vehicle sales

Discussion in 'Midwest/Great Lakes' started by RobStark, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. RobStark

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    LANSING, Mich. -- A recent University of Michigan graduate who aspires to work in politics is single-handedly launching a ballot petition drive to allow automakers to sell new vehicles directly to Michigan consumers.

    Mick Yuille, 22, knows he has a hurdle to climb: He has until June 1 to collect more than 252,000 signatures in order to put his proposal before the Michigan legislature, or to voters in November.

    He said that if he throws enough enthusiasm behind the project, he thinks he could have a shot.


    http://www.autonews.com/article/2016...-vehicle-sales
     
  2. GSP

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    Michigan residents: now is the time to pitch in and help!

    Good Luck,

    GSP
     
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    It's definitely an uphill battle but I applaud the effort. I'll be happy to sign it and will try and get as many people as I know to sign it.
     
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    Good to see this. I plan to pitch in as well.

     
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    @timf: thanks for the link ... I just requested some petition forms
     
  6. Vexar

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    And in an odd twist, Tesla Motors applied for a dealership license . This article mentions the details (which links to this article) and also mentions the owner rally/protest last year. I'd love to see the Michigan Tesla Owners get together, maybe even drive cargo loads full of water bottles to Flint, MI or some other public, visible stunt that shows a commitment to residents.
     
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    Well.... with the anti-Tesla governor... who may be soon be meeting some new friends in an incarceration facility... maybe the replacement will see the light, and lots and lots of American workers that really really want to work in the motor city but can't find work... can find work... and help keep this American icon of worlds best vehicle company at the forefront of engineering. I'm not seeing the demand for the Model 3 being fulfilled out of Freemont... so much talent is being wasted out there. So many buildings crumbling into ruins... that could instead be showing how a proper car (or SUV, truck, whatever) is made.

    The tool shop in Grand Rapids was an interesting hint... I hope for all of our sakes, we can take some of that talent and bring it to EVs, and most notably, my beloved TSLA...
     
  8. John Stuckey

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    All this reminds me of Henry Ford fighting and beating Selden's lock on the automobile industry. The current fight is another Selden struggle. Michigan, you can win again.
     

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