Time Nearing For "In God We Trust" License Plate Registration And LegislationJan. 28, 2010
We recently announced our support for legislation that would create "In God We Trust License Plates." In fact, it is one of our legislative priorities for this year’s General Assembly. The legislation will allow Virginians to publicly show their support for our nation’s motto on their licenses plate for the first time. However, in order for the legislation to move ahead, we need to get 350 paid registrations for these specialty license plates. At this time we are well short of that number. We need your action today!
It is critical that you sign up and register for these plates as soon as possible, as debate over this legislation is fast approaching. The bills are patroned by, in the House, Delegate Dickie Bell (R-20, Staunton), (HB 75); and, in the Senate, by Senator Mark Obenshain (R-26, Harrisonburg), (SB 136). The application is linked below. Please forward this link to your friends, church members and others you think might be interested, or even print out the application and make it available at your church this Sunday. Just make sure they are returned as quickly as possible with a $10 check!
Policy Issue 5, Faith And Freedom: "In God We Trust" License PlatesJan. 18, 2010
This is the fifth in a series of five policy statements on issues that will come before the 2010 General Assembly. The fourth, regarding values, can be found here. Each statement covers one of The Family Foundation’s five areas of principle.
Last year, pro-life Virginians won a tremendous victory when the General Assembly passed legislation creating "Choose Life" license plates. This year, there is opportunity to create an "In God We Trust" license plate.
Virginians have more than 200 specialty license plate motifs from which to choose when they go to the DMV to register a car — everything from supporting state universities to "Choose Life" to "Parrotheads" to wildlife. This new plate will be another option for those who wish to share the message "In God We Trust" with other drivers. No money from the new plate will be distributed to any entity. Similar plates already are available in eight states.
As with any new license plate, 350 pre-applications with the associated fee must be received before the plate can become a reality. To join this effort, click here on the "In God We Trust" license plate Web page, download the attached application and follow the instructions. There is a $10 fee for the specialty plate. Share the application with family and friends who might also be interested.
Legislation that would create this new plate has been introduced by Delegate Dickie Bell (R-20, Staunton) (bill number not yet posted) and Senator Mark Obenshain (R-26, Harrisonburg), whose bill is SB 136.