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Florida Choose Life Newsletter


(This page was last updated April 5, 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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521,480 Choose Life plates

 were sold or renewed from 8/11/2000 thru 12/31/2014

raising $10,429,596

 (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 2/29/16

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
6/30/2016
6/30/2015
6/30/16
Alachua
151,325
3,640
7,540
$7,350
Baker
14,574
440
720
$780
Bay
142,642
4,140
7,120
$7,020
Bradford
13,146
500
780
$990
Brevard
383,419
10,500
20,580
$19,740
Broward
559,037
16,360
32,400
$31,290
Calhoun
7,918
220
440
$390
Charlotte
96,852
2,280
4,560
$4,200
Citrus
105,847
2,120
5,360
$4,350
Clay
172,187
4,880
9,260
$9,240
Collier
287,932
8,740
19,680
$17,580
Columbia
25,391
740
1,300
$1,440
Desoto
15,702
220
680
$630
DHSMV
17,860
480
1,480
$1,230
Dixie
7,303
200
300
$330
Duval
622,264
17,680
33,840
$33,570
Escambia
275,894
6,900
13,940
$14,070
Flagler
59,407
1,360
4,020
$3,390
Franklin
4,295
100
240
$180
Gadsden
17,075
340
660
$570
Gilchrist
12,928
380
680
$720
Glades
1,695
80
80
$120
Gulf
5,665
200
280
$330
Hamilton
5,758
180
340
$360
Hardee
10,476
220
500
$510
Hendry
16,356
480
780
$840
Hernando
95,882
2,360
4,880
$4,380
Highlands
53,544
1,760
3,340
$2,970
Hillsborough
643,147
18,100
34,860
$33,960
Holmes
13,532
300
740
$570
Indian River
113,534
3,580
7,060
$6,930
Jackson
26,569
580
1,120
$1,260
Jefferson
14,079
560
880
$960
Lafayette
1,391
60
80
$120
Lake
174,012
5,400
9,520
$9,840
Lee
349,066
8,700
18,440
$16,770
Leon
279,746
7,820
14,300
$14,310
Levy
31,971
1,060
1,880
$1,770
Liberty
3,943
60
240
$210
Madison
16,030
360
980
$1,020
Manatee
236,903
6,060
12,960
$11,820
Marion
393,053
9,460
20,220
$18,900
Martin
132,304
4,240
8,320
$7,710
Miami/Dade
587,490
15,380
29,440
$28,950
Monroe
29,088
840
1,460
$1,530
Nassau
57,540
1,620
3,600
$3,150
Non-FL ZIP
0
0
0
$0
Okaloosa
292,554
6,560
13,120
$12,720
Okeechobee
16,003
460
980
$930
Orange
467,157
11,240
22,600
$21,690
Osceola
92,240
1,960
4,700
$4,260
Palm Beach
636,799
14,400
30,800
$29,130
Pasco
272,821
7,040
14,860
$13,500
Pinellas
530,184
13,920
28,040
$26,520
Polk
249,826
6,140
12,200
$12,390
Putnam
42,411
1,300
2,080
$2,280
Santa Rosa
147,511
3,760
8,000
$7,770
Sarasota
237,816
6,700
13,540
$13,110
Seminole
293,379
7,980
17,560
$16,050
St Johns
205,106
6,900
13,780
$13,050
St Lucie
162,932
3,460
7,600
$7,200
Sumter
56,705
2,720
4,600
$5,070
Suwannee
30,610
1,000
1,780
$1,800
Taylor
14,110
380
560
$690
Union
3,034
80
200
$210
Volusia
303,095
7,460
15,200
$13,830
Wakulla
12,894
300
680
$630
Walton
48,834
1,480
3,300
$3,060
Washington
16,420
460
920
$960
Total
10,418,216
277,380
558,980
$535,200
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 The first distribution of funds under HB 501 by Choose Life, Inc. was made in October 2011.  Applications for fiscal year 2016-2017 will be sent out to qualified agencies in June 2016 and will be due in our office by July 15, 2016.  If your agency did not receive funds in fiscal year 2015-2016 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 $10 million mark!!! (12/2014)

The total sales for the Florida Choose Life license plate passed $10 million. That means over 500,000 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