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Tesla Sales in CT - Yes, you can help.

Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by bonnie, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Right. I get it. You don't live in CT. But could you take a minute and just help amplify the message on social media? I've made it easy for you! Just retweet this ... and this.

    It sends this tweet to the CT State senators who are either voting against allowing Tesla in the state or are currently undecided.
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  2. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Now for those of you in CT ...

    The dealers have been working hard against Tesla. It looks like votes are being lost specifically with Senate Republicans. Below, are Republican Senators who are not with Tesla or undecided, and next their names are the towns they represent. Below that I've put their contact information (the 'contact' link will allow you to send an email), and with the exception of one, their twitter account.

    Please write, call, and tweet your senator & encourage them to support SB 3. It would be great if you'd post here, too (I know not everyone likes to share those letters/messages) - the media reads these threads.

    John A. Kissel: East Granby, Enfield, Somers, Suffield, Windsor Locks and portions of Granby and Windsor

    Kevin Witkos
    : Avon, Barkhamsted, Canton, Colebrook, Granby, Hartland, Harwinton, New Hartford, Norfolk, Simsbury and Torrington
    Legislative Office Building
    300 Capitol Avenue
    Hartford, CT 06106

    Room:3403
    Phone: 1-800-842-1421 (CT only)
    860-240-8800 (out of state)
    Kevin Witkos (@SenatorWitkos) | Twitter
    Contact Kevin - Connecticut Senate Republicans

    Joe Markley: Cheshire, Prospect, Wolcott, Southington, Waterbury
    Legislative Office Building
    300 Capitol Avenue
    Hartford, CT 06106

    Room:2003
    Phone: 1-800-842-1421 (CT only)
    860-240-8800 (out of state)
    State Senator Joe Markley
    Contact Joe - Connecticut Senate Republicans
    Joe Markley (@JoeMarkley) | Twitter

    Paul Formica: Bozrah, East Lyme, a portion of Montville, New London, Old Lyme, a portion of Old Saybrook, Salem, and Waterford
    Legislative Office Building

    Rob Kane: Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Middlebury, Oxford, Roxbury, Seymour, Southbury, Washington and Woodbury
    Legislative Office Building
    300 Capitol Avenue
    Hartford, CT 06106

    Room:3412
    Phone: 1-800-842-1421 (CT only)
    860-240-8800 (out of state)
    Contact Rob - Connecticut Senate Republicans
    Rob Kane (@SenatorKane32) | Twitter

    Kevin Kelly: Monroe, Seymour, Shelton, Stratford
    Legislative Office Building
    300 Capitol Avenue
    Hartford, CT 06106

    Phone: 1-800-842-1421 (CT only)
    860-240-8800 (out of state)
    Contact Kevin - Connecticut Senate Republicans
    Kevin Kelly (@21KevinKelly) | Twitter

    Tony Hwang: Easton, Fairfield, Newtown, Weston, Westport
    Legislative Office Building
    300 Capitol Avenue
    Hartford, CT 06106

    Room:3001
    Phone: 1-800-842-1421 (CT only)
    860-240-8800 (out of state)
    Contact Kevin - Connecticut Senate Republicans
    Tony Hwang (@tonyhwang) | Twitter

    Clark Chapin: Brookfield, Canaan, Cornwall, Goshen, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Milford, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, Torrington, Warren and Winchester
    Legislative Office Building
    300 Capitol Avenue
    Hartford, CT 06106

    Room:3204
    Phone: 1-800-842-1421 (CT only)
    860-240-8800 (out of state)
    Contact Clark - Connecticut Senate Republicans

    Len Fasano: Durham, North Haven, East Haven, Wallingford
    Legislative Office Building
    300 Capitol Avenue
    Hartford, CT 06106

    Room:3402
    Phone: 1-800-842-1421 (CT only)
    860-240-8800 (out of state)
    Contact Len - Connecticut Senate Republicans
    https://twitter.com/senatorfasano

    Tony Guglielmo: Stafford
    Legislative Office Building
    300 Capitol Avenue
    Hartford, CT 06106

    Room:3604
    Phone: 1-800-842-1421 (CT only)
    860-240-8800 (out of state)
    http://ctsenaterepublicans.com/contact-Guglielmo/
    https://twitter.com/tonyguglielmo

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    Hi Bonnie,

    I have written Senator Hwang as he represents Newtown. I'm surprised you have listed him as non-supportive. He came to the Drive Electric event last September and I spoke to him about the bill that didn't get voted on last year. He was very receptive and indicated support. What information do you have to the contrary.
     
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  4. bonnie

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    Tony Hwang was supportive last year. But he is not now. He's fallen for dealership FUD. Unfortunately he's on the Republic caucus and could sway the vote the other way.

    Specifically, he's brought up that he believes Tesla already agreed to a franchise model in VA (not true at all) and that because they have a recall, he wonders if the company is financially viable to be around in a year. Gobsmacked.

    This guy potentially wants to run for governor. I suspect he has a lot of Tesla owners and EV supporters in his district. He's not representing for them.

    Please let him know publicly (twitter is good! @tonyhwang) and via letter/email. (And thank you for writing already :) )

    Bonnie Norman on Twitter

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    It upsets me to see State Senator Kelly on here as he is my sentator. I've voted for him in the past. I'm going to write him another note on this letting him know he will lose my support over this if he votes no
     
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    I have tweeted him as well. Additionally, I have forward along the information to those I know that have pre-ordered Model 3s in CT.

    I honestly can't see this not passing. It passed the Transportation Committee 29-4 and the Finance Committee 32-14. Of course, CT just let GE up and leave for Boston so you never know.
     
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    I'm worried. I'm just waiting to load up the page again and see some sort of sneaky amendment thrown in there changing it to like 1 store or something worse.
     

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