I just called my state senator and asked for the person that deals with transportation issues. She had never heard of Tesla Motors and I spent a few minutes talking with her about it. I explained that I thought it was very odd that an American car company wasn't legally allowed to sell cars in Texas and she found that odd as well. I asked for a modification to the dealership law that state
"Any American car company that does not have a licensed dealership anywhere in the US is allowed to sell cars directly to customers in Texas and have a store here that can assist customers in placing orders online or over the phone"
Please call your local state representative and senator to do the same thing if you have time. They only meet every 2 years so if we miss this session, it will be a long wait again.
Operation Silent Thunder
Also, in order to work on these issues we are looking to organize a Capitol Hill day. The plan would be to pick a weekday (would most likely have to be a weekday while they are in session unless they would arrange to meet us on a Saturday) where we would all drive our Model Ss to Austin. We would meet for a late breakfast and talk strategy and pickup any handouts that were created. Appointments with legislators offices would be set up ahead of time for late morning/afternoon too. We would discuss Tesla and the unfair dealership laws and then take any willing representatives, senators or their staff for rides.
You would be using your own car with no official support from Tesla so the car would be under your insurance since this is purely a volunteer effort.