came across this. it looks similar to kickstarter I guess Fund Elevator - End Tesla Ban in NJ not sure how legit it is. never heard of this site before. not sure who started this crowdfund either. I'd like to see more data on this...but I really like the concept. it seems the actions of a few people (those NOT resprenting the best interests of the public) with deep pockets are the ones driving the lobbying efforts against Tesla and individually trying to fight back against them is impossible. however, it's very clear from this poll Poll: Should companies like Tesla be allowed to sell electric cars directly to customers NJ? | NJ.com that WE THE PEOPLE are in favor of the direct sales model. what ever happened to a "Government of the people, by the people, for the people?" ?? certainly those lobbying the politicians against Tesla are not representing the majority of public interest. they are only protecting THEIR OWN interest, THEIR OWN monopolies and this needs to stop. They argue that dealerships are there to protect the consumer but that is very much untrue as many, if not all, of us have never had a positive experience at a dealership. They argue that a manufacturer is not capable of dealing with consumers and repairs and recalls. But they are very wrong. They are not thinking outside the box. Tesla has proven that it is very much possible for a manufacturer to be capable of doing this. And they are doing a damn good job at it. Better than any dealership I've ever had experience with. Crowdfunding for lobbying politicians in FAVOR of Tesla and the direct sales model might actually be the best damn idea I've heard to date to fix this antiquated broken system. As an individual our voices are swallowed up by the money of dealership unions. But standing together as a group, I believe we can outfund any union, and lobby politicians that actually do represent the best interests of the public. I applaud the person who started this crowdfund. I think the idea is sound. I want to know more. I never never really donated to a crowdfund before. I don't even get involved with politics. Hell I'm 33 yrs old and I'm not even registered to vote. But lobbying politicians to block Tesla from selling their car directly is stifling new innovation and it just plain wrong on so many levels. In the end it hurts both the business and the consumers. We should be teaching our children to support innovative ideas and thinking outside the box. They should not just sit back and accept defeat. We need to set an example for our children and fight for the true interests of the public. I will support any crowdfund effort to help Tesla Motors achieve their goals.