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Michigan License Plate Support our troopsWhy Can't I Bolt One on for the Troops?

Sunday, 06 May 2012 14:48

Michigan Documents

Written by SOT Staff

Why is Secretary of State Ruth Johnson taking your Support Our Troops! license plate away from you?

There are many ways this charity could choose to respond to such a matter.   As a national charity we deal  in facts, not political innuendo and intrigue.   Therefore we have chosen to post the  chain of documents on this webpage for your review, so that you may know the truth, form your own opinion, and choose your own course of action among the patriots and pinheads involved.

One principle controls: when there's a war on,  every action is taken to support America's troops, and no action is taken against them.

Link to statute

Item

Date

Purpose

Bill filed in Michigan House by Rep. LaJoy  to create plate

March 7, 2006

Rep. Phil LaJoy press release  

March 21, 2006

Votes creating plate 

December 12, 2006

Senate and House voting records

SOT press release 

December 12, 2006

Announcing passage of plate and transmittal to Gov. for signature

Gov. Granholm signs bill into law 

December, 2006

Plate Statute 257.811q

Link to live statute

Statute creating the plate

SOT thank-you letter to Gov. Granholm 

February 20, 2007

Letter thanking Gov. Granholm for her patriotic efforts in creating the plate

Press release 

July 30, 2007

Re 2,000 plate petitions required, and shipments to troops

Letter to Secretary of State Terri Land’s Chief of Staff  Brian DeBano

May 22, 2008

SOT sends $15,000 of charity money to Secretary of State for issuance of plate

Secretary of State letter to SOT regarding approval of  plate art 

June 3, 2008

Secretary of State and SOT approve the plate design

Press release by Secretary of State 

November 11, 2008

Sales of plate start

SOT letter to Secretary of State 

November 13, 2008

Offering to place table tent cards explaining the plate in the various offices to assist sales

SOT letter to Secretary of State

January 8, 2009

Follow-up letter offering to place table tent cards explaining the plate in the various offices to assist sales

Secretary of State letter to SOT 

January 15, 2009

Advising will not place our table tent cards at point of sale of plates to help promote and increase sales

SOT press release re plate sales 

May 19, 2009

Celebrate Memorial Day – Bolt One on for the Troops!

Free downloadable cut-and-use plate fliers to help spread the word posted on site 

May 29, 2009

Plate sales promotional aid posted on site and mailed to groups and businesses statewide

SOT letter to Secretary of State 

October 16, 2009

SOT report accounting  on sales, expenditures, and  progress

Secretary of State letter to SOT 

December 9, 2009

Advising that in their discretion under the statute  they are continuing sales of plate

Table Tent Cards mailed 

February, 2010

Plate sales promotional aid mailed to groups and businesses statewide

SOT letter to Secretary of State 

April 5, 2010

Offering offering to waive collection of extra fee on plate until sales have grown;  enclosing suggested coupon for free plate at SOT expense to promote sales.

Secretary of State's office phone call with SOT

May, 2010

Chief of Staff said they could not accomplish anything like yhe above.

SOT letter to Secretary of State

August 25, 2010

SOT report accounting  on sales, expenditures, and  progress

Color flyer marketing of plate mailed 

June,  2011

Plate sales promotional aid posted on site and mailed to groups and businesses statewide

Secretary of State letter to SOT

November 21, 2011 (oddly  theirs is dated Sept. 2011 but not received by SOT until Nov.)

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson’s Director Michael Wartella notifies SOT of unilateral decision to stop selling plate and recall issued plates

SOT letter to Secretary of State Ruth Johnson’s  Chief of Staff Mike Senyko  and her Director of Customer Services Administration, Michael Wartella. 

December 21, 2011

Responding to their letter received in November 

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson’s Director Michael Wartella’s letter to SOT 

January 4, 2012

Simply repeating earlier statements

SOT letter to Secretary of State Ruth Johnson 

April 30, 2012

Suggesting wisdom, smart business, and patriotism of continuing sales of plates

SOT letter to State Ruth Johnson’s Director of Customer Services Administration, Michael Wartella

May 5, 2012

Directly pointing out root of the problem and nature of conduct

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