Happy New Year. Or should I say, Happy Election Year, because, like it or not, this is an important election year. The Presidency is up for grabs, and so, too, at least, the House of Representatives. If we are silent now, when the candidates are running, you can bet they will be pretty silent in return when we ask for their support on important legislative votes. We have to go to work now, and stay at it all the way through November so that when the persons who are elected assume office they will know who we are and what we need, and will respond in kind.