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Florida Choose Life Newsletter


(This page was last updated July 22, 2014)

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 11th out of the 120 plates on

the road according to the latest 2013 official DMV figures!!!         

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492,963 Choose Life plates

 were sold or renewed from 8/11/2000 thru 6/30/2014

raising $9,859,256

 (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:

 352 625-8781  or email:  chooselife.admn@ymail.com


SPECIAL OFFER!!!

Starting October 1, 2011, 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 6/30/2014

Please help spread the word about the Choose Life license plate

in your churches, communities, and organizations

 

 
Total sales
Sales
Sales
 
 
since the
during
during
 
 
plate was
fiscal yr
fiscal yr
 
County
released
ending
ending
 
Name
on 8/11/00
6/30/14
6/30/13
 
Alachua
143,785
8,340
8,500
 
Baker
13,854
820
700
 
Bay
135,522
8,060
8,140
 
Bradford
12,366
860
780
 
Brevard
362,839
20,780
22,480
 
Broward
526,637
30,180
32,820
 
Calhoun
7,478
420
560
 
Charlotte
92,292
4,780
5,340
 
Citrus
100,487
5,580
5,900
 
Clay
162,927
9,160
9,980
 
Collier
268,252
17,820
19,360
 
Columbia
24,091
1,260
1,480
 
Desoto
15,022
660
640
 
DHSMV
16,380
1,040
(80)
 
Dixie
7,003
480
460
 
Duval
588,424
33,920
36,500
 
Escambia
261,954
13,960
16,140
 
Flagler
55,387
3,860
4,060
 
Franklin
4,055
220
280
 
Gadsden
16,415
700
820
 
Gilchrist
12,248
720
740
 
Glades
1,615
140
60
 
Gulf
5,385
260
260
 
Hamilton
5,438
360
360
 
Hardee
9,976
540
500
 
Hendry
15,576
980
800
 
Hernando
91,002
5,140
5,420
 
Highlands
50,204
3,700
3,660
 
Hillsborough
608,287
35,300
35,560
 
Holmes
12,792
860
880
 
Indian River
106,474
7,320
7,420
 
Jackson
25,449
1,100
1,360
 
Jefferson
13,199
840
880
 
Lafayette
1,311
120
100
 
Lake
164,492
9,980
10,580
 
Lee
330,626
20,380
21,620
 
Leon
265,446
16,260
18,680
 
Levy
30,091
1,820
2,160
 
Liberty
3,703
240
360
 
Madison
15,050
940
1,000
 
Manatee
223,943
12,340
13,380
 
Marion
372,833
20,780
21,020
 
Martin
123,984
7,580
8,560
 
Miami/Dade
558,050
32,280
33,900
 
Monroe
27,628
1,640
1,320
 
Nassau
53,940
3,500
3,260
 
Non-FL ZIP
0
0
0
 
Okaloosa
279,434
14,060
15,140
 
Okeechobee
15,023
820
980
 
Orange
444,557
24,000
26,380
 
Osceola
87,540
4,520
5,320
 
Palm Beach
605,999
34,100
35,680
 
Pasco
257,961
15,020
16,440
 
Pinellas
502,144
28,500
31,100
 
Polk
237,626
13,320
14,380
 
Putnam
40,331
2,240
2,360
 
Santa Rosa
139,511
8,360
8,780
 
Sarasota
224,276
13,660
14,160
 
Seminole
275,819
17,840
18,540
 
St Johns
191,326
13,480
14,620
 
St Lucie
155,332
8,600
8,400
 
Sumter
52,105
4,440
4,040
 
Suwannee
28,830
1,600
1,880
 
Taylor
13,550
680
640
 
Union
2,834
280
200
 
Volusia
287,895
15,580
16,720
 
Wakulla
12,214
900
860
 
Walton
45,534
2,880
2,920
 
Washington
15,500
940
820
 
Total
9,859,256
573,840
609,060
 
 
 
 
 

 

 The first distribution of funds under HB 501 by Choose Life, Inc. was made in October 2011.  Applications for fiscal year 2014-2015 will be sent out to qualified agencies in June 2014 and will be due in our office by July 15, 2014.  If your agency did not receive funds in fiscal year 2013-2014 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 $9 million mark (7/2013)

The total sales for the Florida Choose Life license plate passed $9 million. That means over 460,000 plates have been bought and/or renewed since they first went on sale August 11, 2000.


Florida Choose Life Announces its NEW Choose Life Product Store (7/2011)

Choose Life America, Inc. launched its totally new 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

Please forward this newsletter to anyone you think might be interested by clicking on  "Tell a Friend"  in the main menu on our Home page. 

This whole effort has been done 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. 

We are also available for interviews or speaking engagements. For scheduling, please

contact us at: chooselife.admn@ymail.com