The Children First Foundation has been trying since 2001 to get a “Choose Life” license plate in New York and was dumbfounded when Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday simply announced a new license plate for the New York Giants.
Rex said that “The governor was encouraging everyone to help the state by getting a new Giants commemorative plate. It adds insult to injury for those of us who have been waiting for over eight years for our license plates.”
The state Department of Motor Vehicles said earlier this week that the Giants plate is not a new plate, only a modification of an existing Giants Super Bowl plate.
In 2004, the state put a moratorium on the issuance of any new custom license plates, and the Children First Foundation has fought the moratorium in court. In November, Judge Neal McCurn in Syracuse ruled that New York’s argument to block the plates is an infringement of First Amendment rights.
Rex said Cuomo could “snap his fingers” and lift the moratorium, saying there are more than 100 groups that have sought license plates for their organizations. There was no immediate comment today from the DMV.