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Florida Choose Life Newsletter


(This page was last updated January 14, 2015)

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 13th out of the 122 plates on

the road according to the latest 2014 official DMV figures!!!         

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507,172 Choose Life plates

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

raising $10,143,436

 (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 12/31/2014

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

6/30/2015

6/30/14

6/30/15

Alachua

143,785

4,080

8,340

$8,160

Baker

13,854

480

820

$960

Bay

135,522

4,240

8,060

$8,480

Bradford

12,366

520

860

$1,040

Brevard

362,839

9,620

20,780

$19,240

Broward

526,637

15,340

30,180

$30,680

Calhoun

7,478

260

420

$520

Charlotte

92,292

2,560

4,780

$5,120

Citrus

100,487

2,760

5,580

$5,520

Clay

162,927

4,780

9,160

$9,560

Collier

268,252

9,280

17,820

$18,560

Columbia

24,091

740

1,260

$1,480

Desoto

15,022

300

660

$600

DHSMV

16,380

1,180

1,040

$2,360

Dixie

7,003

340

480

$680

Duval

588,424

17,400

33,920

$34,800

Escambia

261,954

7,140

13,960

$14,280

Flagler

55,387

1,680

3,860

$3,360

Franklin

4,055

140

220

$280

Gadsden

16,415

360

700

$720

Gilchrist

12,248

320

720

$640

Glades

1,615

40

140

$80

Gulf

5,385

200

260

$400

Hamilton

5,438

160

360

$320

Hardee

9,976

260

540

$520

Hendry

15,576

540

980

$1,080

Hernando

91,002

2,660

5,140

$5,320

Highlands

50,204

1,940

3,700

$3,880

Hillsborough

608,287

17,880

35,300

$35,760

Holmes

12,792

240

860

$480

Indian River

106,474

3,660

7,320

$7,320

Jackson

25,449

460

1,100

$920

Jefferson

13,199

500

840

$1,000

Lafayette

1,311

80

120

$160

Lake

164,492

5,100

9,980

$10,200

Lee

330,626

10,020

20,380

$20,040

Leon

265,446

7,380

16,260

$14,760

Levy

30,091

1,420

1,820

$2,840

Liberty

3,703

80

240

$160

Madison

15,050

420

940

$840

Manatee

223,943

5,300

12,340

$10,600

Marion

372,833

9,320

20,780

$18,640

Martin

123,984

3,820

7,580

$7,640

Miami/Dade

558,050

16,260

32,280

$32,520

Monroe

27,628

960

1,640

$1,920

Nassau

53,940

1,600

3,500

$3,200

Non-FL ZIP

0

0

0

$0

Okaloosa

279,434

7,500

14,060

$15,000

Okeechobee

15,023

520

820

$1,040

Orange

444,557

11,300

24,000

$22,600

Osceola

87,540

2,360

4,520

$4,720

Palm Beach

605,999

16,180

34,100

$32,360

Pasco

257,961

7,160

15,020

$14,320

Pinellas

502,144

14,840

28,500

$29,680

Polk

237,626

6,920

13,320

$13,840

Putnam

40,331

1,340

2,240

$2,680

Santa Rosa

139,511

4,280

8,360

$8,560

Sarasota

224,276

6,780

13,660

$13,560

Seminole

275,819

8,360

17,840

$16,720

St Johns

191,326

6,360

13,480

$12,720

St Lucie

155,332

3,740

8,600

$7,480

Sumter

52,105

2,060

4,440

$4,120

Suwannee

28,830

860

1,600

$1,720

Taylor

13,550

420

680

$840

Union

2,834

100

280

$200

Volusia

287,895

7,360

15,580

$14,720

Wakulla

12,214

320

900

$640

Walton

45,534

1,140

2,880

$2,280

Washington

15,500

460

940

$920

Total

10,143,436

284,180

573,840

$568,360

 

     
       
 
 
 
 
 

 

 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 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 $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