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Petition to allow Tesla to sell in all states-tracking progress

I signed yesterday and were up to 2400. I sent the link and a message to my friends and family, hopefully a few will sign it. I suggest all of us on the forum do the same!

Andrew Savin

ENGINEER | 28 juin 2013

@Brian H if that's true, that'll put the petition well on the path of at least 10,000 new signers a day, which will easily make the deadline. I've kept sharing it on my Facebook account, and I've gotten family to sign it as well. Can't be stopped!

AtlantaCourier | 28 juin 2013

37,846 @ 3:03 pdt

Jamon | 28 juin 2013

(repost from page 3. This thread fills up fast!!)
Feel free to plagiarize from this letter and send out to your friends and family:

Dear Tesla-supporting Friends,

I've never been politically active, but this issue has me fired up enough to try to do something about it! Tesla has been selling cars directly to consumers because the internet makes it so easy, and dealers have no incentive to spend the time and money required to educate consumers about the benefits of electric cars when they could much more easily sell an existing car on their lot. This is great for consumers (in my opinion) because you don't have to haggle with dealers, and you don't have a middle-man to mark up the price. Now the dealers are worried that they're going to be run out of business, so they're organizing in certain states (New York, Texas, North Carolina) to pass laws that forbid Tesla from selling in their states (and some even trying to forbid their citizens from "importing" a Tesla from another state). This is an egregious violation of free market capitalism, but still Tesla has to spend a lot of time and money to fight these battles in every state as the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) tries to push this legislation through. Tesla has been winning most of the battles, but NADA is well funded and are fighting like their future depends on it!

There's a petition on WhiteHouse.gov to allow Tesla Motors to sell directly to consumers in all 50 states (https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/allow-tesla-motors-sell-direct...). It needs 100,000 signatures by next week and still has a long ways to go, but is picking up momentum (it can be signed by any person age 13 or older). Passing this petition won't have any direct effect on laws, but it will help bring the issue to national awareness, and hopefully show the legislators that people do not support NADAs activities.

It requires a small effort to sign on to the website and give your name and e-mail address, but otherwise it's pretty quick and easy. If you feel like taking the time to sign it, please do - and pass along to your friends and family!

ENGINEER | 28 juin 2013

Just surpassed the Pharmacists petition at #21

AtlantaCourier | 28 juin 2013

37,989 @ 3:33 pdt

ENGINEER | 28 juin 2013

On the front page at 38,074! @3:35

jk2014 | 28 juin 2013

38,402 @ 3:42pm pdt

Wow! Almost #1 active petition! Keep em coming!!

AtlantaCourier | 28 juin 2013

Its surging suddenly. At 38,595 now. About 600 in ten minutes.

jk2014 | 28 juin 2013

... 310 more to become #1 most popular active WH petition! We can do it!

AtlantaCourier | 28 juin 2013

An article on the Huffington Post just published 15 minutes ago. Its about the petition.

ENGINEER | 28 juin 2013

Just past the Creationism ban petition, it's now the most signed currently active petition!

jk2014 | 28 juin 2013

38700 @ 3:47pm pdt

Surging!!

jk2014 | 28 juin 2013

38,798 @ 3:49pm pdt

#1 most popular active WH petition! Yay! Gonna hit 40k by 4pm!

jk2014 | 28 juin 2013

19th most signed WH petition of the year now too!

AtlantaCourier | 28 juin 2013

39,592 @ 3:53pm pdt. More than 1600 in 20 minutes!

jk2014 | 28 juin 2013

39, 323 @ 3:53pm pdt

jk2014 | 28 juin 2013

Just hit 17th most signed this year...

ENGINEER | 28 juin 2013

It seriously jumped up now, already at 40,000?

jk2014 | 28 juin 2013

39,900 @ 3:56

AtlantaCourier | 28 juin 2013

Freedom at work, folks!

NKYTA | 28 juin 2013

Heh. Just got email from TM. Good on them, even though I've already signed and gotten others to.
Go-Go-Go!

As you may know, Tesla is under attack from a number of car dealer associations in various states who are challenging Tesla's right to directly serve our customers at Tesla Stores and Service Centers.

Their efforts are protectionist in nature and infringe on the right of the consumer to choose how they purchase and service their vehicle.

An anonymous Tesla enthusiast created a White House petition to allow direct sales of cars to consumers in all states. We want to thank the tens of thousands of fans who have voiced their support and have already signed the petition.

We want this petition to succeed. For that to happen, the petition needs 64,000 more signatures by next Friday, July 5, 2013.

Please act now and take a moment to register, sign and forward the petition today!

NKYTA | 28 juin 2013

That might help some of those owners that don't frequent these forums, who knows?

jk2014 | 28 juin 2013

40, 400 @ 4:00pm pdt

AtlantaCourier | 28 juin 2013

40,973 @ 4:03pm pdt

jk2014 | 28 juin 2013

Over 9,000 Sigs for the day so far!! Outstanding pace again!

jk2014 | 28 juin 2013

41, 063 @ 4:05

jk2014 | 28 juin 2013

4, 718 @ 4:12pm pdt

jk2014 | 28 juin 2013

41, 718

AtlantaCourier | 28 juin 2013

42,030 @ 4:12 - 1000 in 7 minutes

jk2014 | 28 juin 2013

41, 899 @ 4:14pm pdt

jk2014 | 28 juin 2013

42, 842 @ 4:21pm pdt

AtlantaCourier | 28 juin 2013

43,024 @ 4:21 - 1000 in 9 minutes

jk2014 | 28 juin 2013

Tesla email or Huf Post has really helped kick it into high gear!

ENGINEER | 28 juin 2013

omg like whats the point of following anymore this will reach 100k by the end of THIS week.

moorelin | 28 juin 2013

More than 100 per minute right now

jk2014 | 28 juin 2013

42, 146 @ 4:24pm pdt

jnb | 28 juin 2013

43305 at 4:25

jk2014 | 28 juin 2013

43, 093 @ 4:25pm

ENGINEER | 28 juin 2013

#16 now

jk2014 | 28 juin 2013

Numbers all over the place, its fricking great!

jk2014 | 28 juin 2013

43, 684 @ 4:30pm pdt

AtlantaCourier | 28 juin 2013

44,003 @ 4:32 1000 in 11 minutes

ENGINEER | 28 juin 2013

I'm gonna take a break now, and when I'm back it'll be at like 60,000 just watch...

jk2014 | 28 juin 2013

44, 456 @ 4:38pm pdt

jk2014 | 28 juin 2013

44, 694 @ 4:42pm pdt

#15.

AtlantaCourier | 28 juin 2013

45,001 @ 4:45 - 1000 in 13 minutes

jk2014 | 28 juin 2013

Hell, lets just get this over with tonight! 100k or bust!!!

jk2014 | 28 juin 2013

45, 200 @ 4:51pm pdt

jk2014 | 28 juin 2013

...#14.

jk2014 | 28 juin 2013

45, 309 @ 4:54pm pdt

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