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Florida Choose Life Newsletter


(This page was last updated February 13, 2017)

This newsletter contains information about the Florida Choose Life license plate.

The National Choose Life license plate effort can be found at www.choose-life.org.

PLEASE EMAIL THIS TO EVERYONE YOU THINK MAY BE INTERESTED! (CLICK HERE)


The Choose Life Specialty Plate ranked 14th out of the 126 plates on

the road according to the latest 2015 official DMV figures!!!         

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562,399 Choose Life plates

 were sold or renewed from 8/11/2000 thru 1/31/2017

raising $11,247,976

 (The cost of the plate is approx. $25, of which $20 goes to the cause)

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GET YOURS TODAY!!!

Go to your local county tag office with your registration and proof of insurance and ask

them to switch you to the Choose Life license plate! Or switch online and have your new Choose Life plate mailed to you: http://www.myfloridaspecialtyplate.com/choose-life.html for a small additional fee.

 If you have any questions please contact the Choose Life, Inc. office by phone:

 386-339-1885  or email:  chooselife.admn@ymail.com


SPECIAL OFFER!!!

Starting January 1, 2017 if you switch to the Choose Life specialty plate, you can email

Russ Amerling your name, address, day time phone number along with your new Choose

Life plate number and Choose Life America, Inc. will mail you a free Choose Life license

plate frame (white with red letters). It can be seen at    http://www.chooselifestore.org.

 

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HERE'S A GREAT IDEA!!!

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Offer to buy the official Choose Life license plate for a loved one who

 would like the tag, but can't afford the small extra fee!!  The State now

offers a Specialty Plate Gift Certificate Program!!  Contact any office

where Florida license plates are available and ask for details!! 


 

FLORIDA COUNTY BY COUNTY TAG SALES THROUGH 1/31/17

Please help spread the word about the Choose Life license plate

in your churches, communities, and organizations

 

 

Total sales

Sales

Sales

Projected

 

since the

during

during

Funds

 

plate was

fiscal yr

fiscal yr

For FY

County

released

ending

ending

  Ending

Name

on 8/11/00

6/30/2017

6/30/2016

6/30/17

Alachua

162,865

3,680

7,140

$6,309

Baker

15,734

360

720

$617

Bay

154,442

4,520

6,760

$7,749

Bradford

14,226

520

720

$891

Brevard

412,839

10,040

19,340

$17,211

Broward

605,177

16,200

30,280

$27,771

Calhoun

8,558

240

360

$411

Charlotte

104,032

2,560

4,360

$4,389

Citrus

113,907

2,680

4,540

$4,594

Clay

185,387

4,800

8,540

$8,229

Collier

315,932

9,680

17,080

$16,594

Columbia

27,431

780

1,260

$1,337

Desoto

16,842

280

840

$480

DHSMV

20,580

880

1,120

$1,509

Dixie

7,963

240

280

$411

Duval

671,144

17,740

31,220

$30,411

Escambia

296,954

7,780

12,860

$13,337

Flagler

65,007

2,040

3,200

$3,497

Franklin

4,675

140

220

$240

Gadsden

18,115

280

640

$480

Gilchrist

13,808

320

660

$549

Glades

1,855

100

100

$171

Gulf

6,065

120

280

$206

Hamilton

6,418

240

420

$411

Hardee

11,456

320

580

$549

Hendry

17,716

440

780

$754

Hernando

103,422

2,520

4,540

$4,320

Highlands

59,144

1,980

3,180

$3,394

Hillsborough

693,707

18,140

32,040

$31,097

Holmes

14,452

340

640

$583

Indian River

123,234

3,280

6,460

$5,623

Jackson

28,109

640

1,020

$1,097

Jefferson

15,659

500

1,060

$857

Lafayette

1,591

60

80

$103

Lake

188,772

5,360

9,460

$9,189

Lee

380,286

10,780

18,220

$18,480

Leon

299,966

7,040

13,040

$12,069

Levy

35,171

1,160

1,660

$1,989

Liberty

4,363

100

260

$171

Madison

17,290

500

860

$857

Manatee

254,163

6,060

11,780

$10,389

Marion

420,113

9,160

17,960

$15,703

Martin

143,404

4,040

7,060

$6,926

Miami/Dade

635,010

16,600

29,320

$28,457

Monroe

31,588

840

1,520

$1,440

Nassau

62,720

1,860

3,180

$3,189

Non-FL ZIP

0

0

0

$0

Okaloosa

312,354

6,880

11,580

$11,794

Okeechobee

17,223

340

880

$583

Orange

501,297

11,780

21,340

$20,194

Osceola

99,080

2,040

4,240

$3,497

Palm Beach

683,179

15,380

29,280

$26,366

Pasco

294,681

7,760

13,880

$13,303

Pinellas

572,004

14,700

25,880

$25,200

Polk

269,866

7,560

11,500

$12,960

Putnam

47,371

2,880

1,860

$4,937

Santa Rosa

160,551

4,660

7,580

$7,989

Sarasota

258,056

7,360

12,700

$12,617

Seminole

318,679

8,980

15,740

$15,394

St Johns

224,126

6,660

12,640

$11,417

St Lucie

174,232

3,640

7,540

$6,240

Sumter

63,085

2,420

4,580

$4,149

Suwannee

32,970

780

1,740

$1,337

Taylor

14,970

280

580

$480

Union

3,414

140

220

$240

Volusia

324,495

7,020

13,780

$12,034

Wakulla

14,034

380

720

$651

Walton

53,174

1,860

2,840

$3,189

Washington

17,840

460

1,020

$789

Total

11,247,976

291,900

519,760

$500,400

 

 

The first distribution of funds under HB 501 by Choose Life, Inc. was made in October 2011.  Applications for fiscal year 2017-2018 will be sent out to qualified agencies in June 2017 and will be due in our office by July 15, 2017.  If your agency did not receive funds in fiscal year 2016-2017 and you would like to apply please email the Choose Life office (chooselife.admn@ymail.com) to be added to our contact list. All agencies must be qualified according to Florida Statute 320.08058(29).


Florida Choose Life license plate passes the $11 million mark!!! (10/2016)

The total sales for the Florida Choose Life license plate passed $11 million. That means over 555,000 plates have been bought and/or renewed since they first went on sale August 11, 2000!



Be sure to visit the Choose Life America Product Store

You can get there through this website by clicking Product Store on the homepage or click here: 

 www.chooselifestore.org.

All profits from this store go to support the efforts of Choose Life America, Inc. to see a Choose Life license plate available in all 50 states.


Florida Businessman Places Choose Life Plates On 55 Company Vehicles

Read the encouraging story of a businessman who placed the Choose Life story on all 55 of his company vehicles. Would you do the same? (Click Here)

 

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Federal Court Denies Efforts to Stop Florida’s Choose Life Plate 

A Federal Appeals Court ruling on a suit filed in January 2002 refused to halt the Florida Choose Life license plate and gave a brief High School Civics lesson to the plaintiffs. Since the opponents to the Florida Choose Life plate had never applied for a plate of their own, and since all suits against the Choose Life license plate in Florida have been unsuccessful, it is interesting to see what the Appeals Court stated. The U.S. 11th Circuit Appeals Court ruled, “The first amendment does not require states to authorize the speech of those who have expressed no interest in speaking; it only protects the rights of those who wish to speak.” The court further upbraided the plaintiff in its opinion saying, “Appellants were counseled in a previous incarnation of this case to apply for a specialty license plate before bringing a First Amendment challenge to Fla Stat 320.08058(30). Hildreth v. Dickenson No. 99-583-CIV-J-21-A, slip op. at 1 (M.D.Fla Dec 22, 1999). Rather than appealing the District Court’s admonition, Appellants chose to try again in this case.” This is a significant ruling as it establishes, at least in the U.S. 11th Circuit, that states with reasonable application processes are not discriminating when the opposition does not use that process to apply for a plate and they cannot claim standing in court unless they do. 

Keep Spreading The Word

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This whole effort has been accomplished by grass-roots folks like you!


A Choose Life Display Can Be Brought to Your Area

If you want the Choose Life license plate display in your area, please contact us. The

Choose Life license plate effort is a labor of love. 

Remember, we are always looking foopportunities to promote the Choose Life plate

at gatherings of pro-adoption/pro-life folks.