Delaware Pro-Life Advocates Making Push for Choose Life License Plate
by Steven Ertelt
May 21, 2010
Dover, DE (LifeNews.com) — With two state legislators pushing a new bill that would eliminate the possibility of new speciality license plates for the next three years, pro-life advocates are scurrying to get Choose Life license plates approved. These are the plates that have raised millions nationwide for adoption and pregnancy centers.
Division of Motor Vehicles Director Jennifer Cohan sent a letter to the Delaware legislature asking it to consider limiting/capping the number of specialty plate legislative initiatives."
According to the Dover Post, Cohan said the number of license plates — currently over 100 for various groups — is placing a burden on her department.
Every specialty plate has to be designed, created, managed and audited by DMV personnel, Cohan wrote, according to the newspaper. The division must work with our license plate vendor through the set-up and design process."
State House Minority Leader Dick Cathcart and State Rep. Dave Wilson plan to introduce a bill when the legislature goes back into session on June 1.
A moratorium is not new since, during the Carper and Minner administrations, there was a de facto moratorium in place because both governors said they would not sign new legislation allowing plates.
Russ Amerling of Choose Life, Inc. told LifeNews.com that Delaware residents need to hurry if they want a Choose Life license plate.
"Please act now or you could lose the opportunity to get a Choose Life license plate in Delaware for more than three years," he said.
Amerling says 181 plates of the 200 needed to get the plate printed by the Motor Vehicle Department have been sold. The plate has been approved and Choose Life Delaware president Jim Cordie announced they need to pre-sell 19 more plates.
"You must act now to sell the final 19 plates needed. Hopefully our friends in the legislature can help us, but we cannot know if they will be successful," Amerling said. "You need to get a plate yourselves and then find a neighbor, family member or friend to pre-purchase a plate as well. Lets get this job done immediately."
"Jim and his team have worked too hard to let this chance slip away," he said.
Delaware residents can pre-order a Choose Life License plate by going to the sponsoring organization’s web site.
Related web sites:
Delaware Choose Life – https://www.dechoose-life.org
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