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Florida Choose Life Newsletter


(This page was last updated February 28, 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 2012 official DMV figures!!!         

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460,967 Choose Life plates

 were sold or renewed from 8/11/2000 thru 7/31/2013

raising $9,219,336

 (The cost of the plate is $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 1/31/2014

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

County

released

ending

ending

FY Ending

Name

on 8/11/00

6/30/14

6/30/13

6/30/14

Alachua

139,795

4,880

8,280

$8,366

Baker

13,527

540

780

$926

Bay

131,671

5,020

8,000

$8,606

Bradford

12,312

620

900

$1,063

Brevard

351,079

12,540

22,760

$21,497

Broward

510,544

18,500

32,000

$31,714

Calhoun

7,159

240

480

$411

Charlotte

90,017

2,880

5,080

$4,937

Citrus

97,430

3,140

5,800

$5,383

Clay

157,807

5,640

9,320

$9,669

Collier

259,570

10,560

18,360

$18,103

Columbia

23,382

800

1,380

$1,371

Desoto

14,687

400

640

$686

DHSMV

3,340

0

-40

$0

Dixie

6,924

360

520

$617

Duval

571,621

21,080

34,920

$36,137

Escambia

255,369

8,740

15,140

$14,983

Flagler

53,427

2,260

4,040

$3,874

Franklin

3,936

120

240

$206

Gadsden

15,927

400

760

$686

Gilchrist

11,951

440

740

$754

Glades

1,514

60

80

$103

Gulf

5,434

220

280

$377

Hamilton

5,368

200

420

$343

Hardee

9,751

360

500

$617

Hendry

15,271

700

1,000

$1,200

Hernando

87,878

3,020

4,880

$5,177

Highlands

49,129

2,340

3,800

$4,011

Hillsborough

590,371

22,400

36,400

$38,400

Holmes

12,277

420

920

$720

Indian River

103,534

4,600

7,600

$7,886

Jackson

24,769

760

1,220

$1,303

Jefferson

12,712

520

820

$891

Lafayette

1,254

80

80

$137

Lake

159,722

6,180

10,400

$10,594

Lee

321,074

11,460

21,360

$19,646

Leon

261,481

10,800

18,440

$18,514

Levy

29,290

1,280

2,000

$2,194

Liberty

3,512

60

280

$103

Madison

14,598

540

940

$926

Manatee

217,801

7,520

13,400

$12,891

Marion

360,712

12,460

21,500

$21,360

Martin

120,388

4,780

8,460

$8,194

Miami/Dade

540,426

19,840

33,080

$34,011

Monroe

28,912

1,000

1,460

$1,714

Nassau

52,580

2,120

3,500

$3,634

Non-FL ZIP

0

0

0

$0

Okaloosa

272,803

9,220

14,920

$15,806

Okeechobee

14,774

480

920

$823

Orange

429,432

14,000

24,120

$24,000

Osceola

84,934

2,760

5,040

$4,731

Palm Beach

587,513

20,540

35,400

$35,211

Pasco

248,128

8,100

15,420

$13,886

Pinellas

485,810

17,480

29,820

$29,966

Polk

231,017

8,240

13,820

$14,126

Putnam

39,414

1,520

2,340

$2,606

Santa Rosa

135,653

4,940

8,460

$8,469

Sarasota

217,859

8,480

14,140

$14,537

Seminole

266,976

10,260

18,500

$17,589

St Johns

184,112

8,240

14,140

$14,126

St Lucie

151,792

5,060

9,120

$8,674

Sumter

50,334

2,960

4,320

$5,074

Suwannee

27,619

940

1,620

$1,611

Taylor

13,408

480

680

$823

Union

2,725

140

240

$240

Volusia

279,449

9,180

16,280

$15,737

Wakulla

11,721

460

920

$789

Walton

43,267

1,600

2,660

$2,743

Washington

15,484

500

920

$857

Total

9,555,456

348,460

596,720

$597,360

 

 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 16, 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