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Florida Choose Life Newsletter


(This page was last updated November 30, 2023)

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 29th out of the 153 plates on

the road and 6th out of 36 in the Special Interest category

according to the June 2022 official DMV figures!!!         

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694,630 Choose Life plates

 were sold or renewed from 8/11/2000 thru 6/30/2023

raising $13,892,595!!!

 (The cost of the plate is $25, of which $20 goes to the adoption grant program)

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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!

 If you have any questions please contact the Choose Life, Inc. office by phone:

 386-339-1885  or email:  chooselife.admn@ymail.com


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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 6/30/23

Please help spread the word about the Choose Life license plate

in your churches, communities, and organizations

 

 

Funds

Funds

Total Funds

 

 

COUNTY

Generated In

Generated In

Generated

 

 

 

2021-22

2022-23

Since The Plate

 

 

 

 

 

Was Released

 

 

ALACHUA

5,880.00

5,540.00

201,903.23

 

 

BAKER

500.00

740.00

19,614.28

 

 

BAY

4,880.00

5,140.00

189,682.00

 

 

BRADFORD

400.00

480.00

17,466.04

 

 

BREVARD

14,260.00

13,480.00

512,497.43

 

 

BROWARD

19,200.00

17,520.00

743,095.35

 

 

CALHOUN

320.00

260.00

10,418.24

 

 

CHARLOTTE

3,180.00

3,100.00

126,552.32

 

 

CITRUS

3,720.00

3,900.00

140,066.72

 

 

CLAY

5,260.00

5,060.00

225,126.60

 

 

COLLIER

14,560.00

14,360.00

412,349.59

 

 

COLUMBIA

1,100.00

1,020.00

34,171.24

 

 

DESOTO

600.00

500.00

20,762.48

 

 

DHSMV

0.00

0.00

15,340.00

 

 

DIXIE

160.00

140.00

9,203.44

 

 

DUVAL

21,060.00

19,260.00

797,062.07

 

 

ESCAMBIA

9,960.00

9,520.00

365,772.23

 

 

FLAGLER

2,920.00

2,640.00

84,627.20

 

 

FRANKLIN

180.00

200.00

5,915.44

 

 

GADSDEN

520.00

520.00

21,634.52

 

 

GILCHRIST

480.00

440.00

16,667.84

 

 

GLADES

140.00

140.00

2,674.92

 

 

GULF

220.00

80.00

6,945.48

 

 

HAMILTON

220.00

240.00

8,057.96

 

 

HARDEE

480.00

480.00

14,436.36

 

 

HENDREY

420.00

300.00

21,296.16

 

 

HERNANDO

3,520.00

3,420.00

127,742.08

 

 

HIGHLANDS

2,420.00

2,360.00

77,503.88

 

 

HILLSBOROUGH

21,829.91

20,968.11

827,498.13

 

 

HOLMES

540.00

520.00

17,812.48

 

 

INDIAN RIVER

5,340.00

5,000.00

157,293.92

 

 

JACKSON

660.00

620.00

32,909.12

 

 

JEFFERSON

720.00

720.00

19,859.04

 

 

LAFAYETTE

60.00

80.00

2,131.48

 

 

LAKE

7,120.00

6,720.00

239,092.20

 

 

LEE

15,540.00

15,220.00

482,226.48

 

 

LEON

10,540.00

9,740.00

378,583.95

 

 

LEVY

1,180.00

1,180.00

43,171.24

 

 

LIBERTY

220.00

200.00

5,903.08

 

 

MADISON

660.00

640.00

21,670.16

 

 

MANATEE

11,580.00

10,860.00

330,660.79

 

 

MARION

13,300.00

12,360.00

512,011.19

 

 

MARTIN

4,640.00

4,620.00

177,944.12

 

 

MIAMI-DADE

20,507.06

18,240.00

771,175.53

 

 

MONROE

1,220.00

1,200.00

39,487.64

 

 

NASSAU

2,580.00

2,500.00

80,599.72

 

 

OKALOOSA

9,060.00

8,900.00

375,151.67

 

 

OKEECHOBEE

400.00

380.00

21,062.92

 

 

ORANGE

16,380.00

16,560.00

616,975.23

 

 

OSCEOLA

2,500.00

2,340.00

117,280.24

 

 

PALM BEACH

19,660.00

19,280.00

828,436.67

 

 

PASCO

11,800.00

11,180.00

373,541.28

 

 

PINELLAS

19,300.00

18,040.00

701,098.21

 

 

POLK

9,700.00

9,520.00

335,966.32

 

 

PUTNAM

1,360.00

1,220.00

57,150.56

 

 

SANTA ROSA

7,220.00

6,900.00

206,370.56

 

 

SARASOTA

10,800.00

10,000.00

329,173.63

 

 

SEMINOLE

10,920.00

10,220.00

396,156.67

 

 

ST JOHNS

10,600.00

10,880.00

296,583.71

 

 

ST LUCIE

6,080.00

5,880.00

215,412.36

 

 

SUMTER

3,560.00

3,600.00

86,464.76

 

 

SUWANNEE

1,200.00

1,240.00

41,490.32

 

 

TAYLOR

520.00

460.00

17,989.80

 

 

UNION

200.00

200.00

4,893.92

 

 

VOLUSIA

9,740.00

9,020.00

394,313.44

 

 

WAKULLA

700.00

680.00

17,813.68

 

 

WALTON

2,160.00

2,080.00

67,954.20

 

 

WASHINGTON

560.00

800.00

22,699.88

 

 

 

 

 

0.00

 

 

 

389,216.97

371,608.11

13,892,595.40

 

 

  

 

 The first distribution of funds under HB 501 by Choose Life, Inc. was made in October 2011.  Applications for fiscal year 2023-24 will be sent out to qualified agencies in June 2023 and will be due in our office by July 15, 2023. Our fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. If your agency did not receive funds in fiscal year 2022-23 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 $13 million mark!!! (6/2021)

The total sales for the Florida Choose Life license plate passed $13 million. That means over 656,589 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.