Last Call: Tesla Motors Needs Your Help in Petitioning the US Government to Allow Direct Sales in All 50 States

JUL 1 2013 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 11

Petition to Allow Direct Sales in All 50 US States

Petition to Allow Direct Sales in All 50 US States

Note: If you’d rather vote first and then read this post, follow this link to sign the Tesla Motors’ direct sales petition.

Though the previous petition failed and it seems this one may too, we thought it worthwhile to again share that there’s a petition posted on “We the People,” a tool on WhiteHouse.gov, calling for signatures to allow Tesla Motors to sell directly to consumer in all 50 states.

Below you’ll see several of Tesla Motors’ Facebook posts on the matter.  Tesla now posts daily on the subject, as it’s using its social media might in an attempt to get the required signatures.

Today's Facebook POst

Today’s Facebook POst

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Not Too Old Facebook Post

petition 1

Somewhat Old Facebook Post

Tesla Facebook Post

Older Tesla Facebook Post

This petition was created on June 5, 2013 and has a deadline of July 5, 2013.

This is where the signature count was several days ago:

Lots More Signatures Needed Before July 5th Deadline

Lots More Signatures Needed Before July 5th Deadline

But with Tesla’s social media power, this is where the signature count stands more recently:

Signature Count as of June 29

Signature Count as of June 29

And here was the count on June 30:

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Here’s where it stood earlier today:

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And here’s the count as this post went live at 3:52 on July 1:

current 351

As of right now, the signature count is still far below the required threshold for the government to consider taking action.  The previous petition ended with insufficient signatures:

“The petition you are trying to access has expired, because it failed to meet the signature threshold.”

Let’s hope we don’t end up with the same result again.

Interested in signing the petition?  Follow link to support Tesla’s fight for direct sales.

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11 Comments on "Last Call: Tesla Motors Needs Your Help in Petitioning the US Government to Allow Direct Sales in All 50 States"

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kdawg
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On the bright side, Tesla stock hit a new all-time high today: $117.77/share

Mark H
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Mark H

Wouldn’t it make more sense to put the new link first??

bloggin
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bloggin

Signed!

Tom Moloughney
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It’s going to go down to the wire but I think they might just make it.

Anon
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Anon

Signed, and spread like peanut butter to my online social groups…

Pawan Kumar
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Pawan Kumar

I think they will make it.

Big Solar
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Big Solar

Sure looks that way, hopefully they will get extras in case some are fake or something stupid like that.

Josh
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They are at 92,500 this morning. Looking good to get the required votes.

It will be interesting to see how the White House responds. I am guessing something like, “we believe in free trade, but states have the right to make their own laws.” Or in other words, we are politically afraid to touch this with the proverbial 10′ pole.

Nelson
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Nelson

Eric, you need to repost an update with count down because when I last viewed the site only 690 signatures were needed to reach the 100,000 goal. If they reach 100,000 what happens then? Will a Bill be created and voted on?

NPNS!
Volt#671

drpawansharma
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drpawansharma

Done and finished hurray