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Florida Choose Life Newsletter


(This page was last updated March 30, 2018)

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 19th out of the 123 plates on

the road according to the latest 2017 official DMV figures!!!         

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588,061 Choose Life plates

 were sold or renewed from 8/11/2000 thru 2/28/2018

raising $11,761,220!!!

 (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 January 1, 2017 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 2/28/18

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 FY

County

released

ending

ending

  Ending

Name

on 8/11/00

6/30/2018

6/30/2017

6/30/18

Alachua

170,185

4,320

6,680

$6,480

Baker

16,474

420

680

$630

Bay

161,462

4,660

6,880

$6,990

Bradford

14,746

500

580

$750

Brevard

431,859

11,160

17,900

$16,740

Broward

633,957

18,000

26,980

$27,000

Calhoun

8,778

160

300

$240

Charlotte

107,332

2,280

3,580

$3,420

Citrus

118,407

2,660

4,520

$3,990

Clay

192,987

4,860

7,540

$7,290

Collier

333,832

10,480

17,100

$15,720

Columbia

28,551

760

1,140

$1,140

Desoto

17,802

440

800

$660

DHSMV

22,580

1,220

1,660

$1,830

Dixie

8,203

220

260

$330

Duval

702,024

19,780

28,840

$29,670

Escambia

309,334

8,280

11,880

$12,420

Flagler

68,287

2,020

3,300

$3,030

Franklin

4,855

100

220

$150

Gadsden

18,755

340

580

$510

Gilchrist

14,248

300

460

$450

Glades

1,915

60

100

$90

Gulf

6,325

160

220

$240

Hamilton

6,658

200

280

$300

Hardee

12,056

380

540

$570

Hendry

18,576

520

780

$780

Hernando

107,742

2,660

4,180

$3,990

Highlands

63,124

2,320

3,640

$3,480

Hillsborough

724,507

19,480

29,460

$29,220

Holmes

14,992

320

560

$480

Indian River

129,514

3,780

5,780

$5,670

Jackson

29,289

780

1,040

$1,170

Jefferson

16,479

520

800

$780

Lafayette

1,691

80

80

$120

Lake

197,572

5,540

8,620

$8,310

Lee

396,346

9,820

17,020

$14,730

Leon

312,986

7,740

12,320

$11,610

Levy

37,031

1,300

1,720

$1,950

Liberty

4,523

80

180

$120

Madison

17,950

540

620

$810

Manatee

267,943

7,580

12,260

$11,370

Marion

439,913

11,300

17,660

$16,950

Martin

150,604

4,500

6,740

$6,750

Miami/Dade

663,830

18,180

27,240

$27,270

Monroe

32,788

800

1,240

$1,200

Nassau

65,720

1,880

2,980

$2,820

Non-FL ZIP

0

0

0

$0

Okaloosa

324,994

7,840

11,680

$11,760

Okeechobee

18,083

400

800

$600

Orange

522,237

12,800

19,920

$19,200

Osceola

103,180

2,400

3,740

$3,600

Palm Beach

711,759

17,500

26,460

$26,250

Pasco

307,761

8,000

12,840

$12,000

Pinellas

597,564

15,840

24,420

$23,760

Polk

281,426

7,680

11,440

$11,520

Putnam

47,651

1,320

1,840

$1,980

Santa Rosa

167,511

4,480

7,140

$6,720

Sarasota

270,636

7,820

12,120

$11,730

Seminole

332,959

8,900

14,360

$13,350

St Johns

239,586

8,720

13,400

$13,080

St Lucie

182,152

4,420

7,140

$6,630

Sumter

67,885

3,020

4,200

$4,530

Suwannee

34,830

1,080

1,560

$1,620

Taylor

15,630

400

540

$600

Union

3,634

140

220

$210

Volusia

337,595

7,520

12,600

$11,280

Wakulla

14,694

440

600

$660

Walton

56,074

1,940

2,820

$2,910

Washington

18,640

440

820

$660

Total

11,761,216

316,580

488,600

$474,870

 

       

 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!



Be sure to visit the Choose Life America 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. 

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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.