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Florida Choose Life Newsletter


(This page was last updated November 30, 2016)

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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555,847 Choose Life plates

 were sold or renewed from 8/11/2000 thru 10/31/2016

raising $11,116,940

 (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 October 1, 2015, 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 10/31/16

Please help spread the word about the Choose Life license plate

in your churches, communities, and organizations

 

 

Total sales

Sales to

Sales

Projected

 

since the

date for

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

161,085

1,900

7,140

$5,700

Baker

15,634

260

720

$780

Bay

152,562

2,640

6,760

$7,920

Bradford

14,066

260

720

$780

Brevard

408,179

5,380

19,340

$16,140

Broward

597,197

8,220

30,280

$24,660

Calhoun

8,418

100

360

$300

Charlotte

103,092

1,620

4,360

$4,860

Citrus

112,547

1,320

4,540

$3,960

Clay

183,587

3,000

8,540

$9,000

Collier

311,132

4,880

17,080

$14,640

Columbia

26,951

300

1,260

$900

Desoto

16,622

60

840

$180

DHSMV

20,220

520

1,120

$1,560

Dixie

7,903

180

280

$540

Duval

663,664

10,260

31,220

$30,780

Escambia

293,654

4,480

12,860

$13,440

Flagler

64,067

1,100

3,200

$3,300

Franklin

4,635

100

220

$300

Gadsden

18,075

240

640

$720

Gilchrist

13,648

160

660

$480

Glades

1,835

80

100

$240

Gulf

6,025

80

280

$240

Hamilton

6,298

120

420

$360

Hardee

11,236

100

580

$300

Hendry

17,496

220

780

$660

Hernando

102,202

1,300

4,540

$3,900

Highlands

58,044

880

3,180

$2,640

Hillsborough

685,607

10,040

32,040

$30,120

Holmes

14,352

240

640

$720

Indian River

121,814

1,860

6,460

$5,580

Jackson

27,829

360

1,020

$1,080

Jefferson

15,519

360

1,060

$1,080

Lafayette

1,571

40

80

$120

Lake

186,592

3,180

9,460

$9,540

Lee

375,186

5,680

18,220

$17,040

Leon

296,986

4,060

13,040

$12,180

Levy

34,771

760

1,660

$2,280

Liberty

4,263

0

260

$0

Madison

17,030

240

860

$720

Manatee

251,363

3,260

11,780

$9,780

Marion

415,493

4,540

17,960

$13,620

Martin

141,624

2,260

7,060

$6,780

Miami/Dade

628,050

9,640

29,320

$28,920

Monroe

31,228

480

1,520

$1,440

Nassau

61,800

940

3,180

$2,820

Non-FL ZIP

0

0

0

$0

Okaloosa

309,374

3,900

11,580

$11,700

Okeechobee

17,123

240

880

$720

Orange

496,457

6,940

21,340

$20,820

Osceola

98,260

1,220

4,240

$3,660

Palm Beach

675,739

7,940

29,280

$23,820

Pasco

290,861

3,940

13,880

$11,820

Pinellas

565,924

8,620

25,880

$25,860

Polk

266,826

4,520

11,500

$13,560

Putnam

46,331

1,840

1,860

$5,520

Santa Rosa

158,091

2,200

7,580

$6,600

Sarasota

254,456

3,760

12,700

$11,280

Seminole

314,719

5,020

15,740

$15,060

St Johns

221,486

4,020

12,640

$12,060

St Lucie

172,532

1,940

7,540

$5,820

Sumter

61,985

1,320

4,580

$3,960

Suwannee

32,690

500

1,740

$1,500

Taylor

14,830

140

580

$420

Union

3,374

100

220

$300

Volusia

321,195

3,720

13,780

$11,160

Wakulla

13,794

140

720

$420

Walton

52,114

800

2,840

$2,400

Washington

17,620

240

1,020

$720

Total

11,116,936

160,760

519,760

$482,280

 

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!



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

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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.