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Florida Choose Life Newsletter


(This page was last updated March 22, 2017)

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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564,223 Choose Life plates

 were sold or renewed from 8/11/2000 thru 2/28/2017

raising $11,284,456

 (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 2/28/17

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

6/30/2017

6/30/2016

6/30/17

Alachua

163,645

4,460

7,140

$6,690

Baker

15,834

460

720

$690

Bay

154,682

4,760

6,760

$7,140

Bradford

14,186

520

720

$780

Brevard

414,039

11,240

19,340

$16,860

Broward

606,877

17,900

30,280

$26,850

Calhoun

8,558

240

360

$360

Charlotte

104,412

2,940

4,360

$4,410

Citrus

114,387

3,160

4,540

$4,740

Clay

185,947

5,360

8,540

$8,040

Collier

316,912

10,660

17,080

$15,990

Columbia

27,491

840

1,260

$1,260

Desoto

16,862

300

840

$450

DHSMV

20,720

1,020

1,120

$1,530

Dixie

7,983

260

280

$390

Duval

673,884

20,480

31,220

$30,720

Escambia

297,694

8,520

12,860

$12,780

Flagler

65,447

2,480

3,200

$3,720

Franklin

4,675

140

220

$210

Gadsden

18,115

280

640

$420

Gilchrist

13,808

320

660

$480

Glades

1,855

100

100

$150

Gulf

6,105

160

280

$240

Hamilton

6,478

300

420

$450

Hardee

11,496

360

580

$540

Hendry

17,756

480

780

$720

Hernando

103,682

2,780

4,540

$4,170

Highlands

59,244

2,080

3,180

$3,120

Hillsborough

695,387

19,820

32,040

$29,730

Holmes

14,492

380

640

$570

Indian River

123,594

3,640

6,460

$5,460

Jackson

28,249

780

1,020

$1,170

Jefferson

15,679

520

1,060

$780

Lafayette

1,591

60

80

$90

Lake

189,232

5,820

9,460

$8,730

Lee

381,786

12,280

18,220

$18,420

Leon

300,966

8,040

13,040

$12,060

Levy

35,191

1,180

1,660

$1,770

Liberty

4,423

160

260

$240

Madison

17,350

560

860

$840

Manatee

255,303

7,200

11,780

$10,800

Marion

421,373

10,420

17,960

$15,630

Martin

144,024

4,660

7,060

$6,990

Miami/Dade

637,270

18,860

29,320

$28,290

Monroe

31,748

1,000

1,520

$1,500

Nassau

63,040

2,180

3,180

$3,270

Non-FL ZIP

0

0

0

$0

Okaloosa

313,014

7,540

11,580

$11,310

Okeechobee

17,283

400

880

$600

Orange

502,937

13,420

21,340

$20,130

Osceola

99,480

2,440

4,240

$3,660

Palm Beach

685,379

17,580

29,280

$26,370

Pasco

295,481

8,560

13,880

$12,840

Pinellas

573,464

16,160

25,880

$24,240

Polk

270,786

8,480

11,500

$12,720

Putnam

47,571

3,080

1,860

$4,620

Santa Rosa

161,051

5,160

7,580

$7,740

Sarasota

258,996

8,300

12,700

$12,450

Seminole

319,799

10,100

15,740

$15,150

St Johns

225,306

7,840

12,640

$11,760

St Lucie

174,812

4,220

7,540

$6,330

Sumter

63,165

2,500

4,580

$3,750

Suwannee

33,070

880

1,740

$1,320

Taylor

14,970

280

580

$420

Union

3,474

200

220

$300

Volusia

325,495

8,020

13,780

$12,030

Wakulla

14,094

440

720

$660

Walton

53,294

1,980

2,840

$2,970

Washington

18,060

680

1,020

$1,020

Total

11,284,456

328,420

519,760

$492,630

 

 

 

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. 

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.