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Mothers Against Drunk Driving Fights To Keep Custom License Plate

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Mothers Against Drunk Driving Fights To Keep Custom License Plate

CREATED Jun 8, 2014

by Jason Lamb

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving has been fighting to keep part of its funding through its custom license plate program.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving, or MADD, gets $15,000 a year in contributions as a result of people ordering their custom license plates.

But demand has been low this year, and if the group doesn't sell at least 500 of its license plates each year, the state may discontinue the production of the plate, forcing the group to go forward without the extra money.

Right now, MADD was said to be about 60 plates short of their 500 plate goal. The deadline is the end of the month.

“You know there are 95 counties in this area, so if we ask one person from each county to purchase a license plate then we will exceed our goal and we think this can happen,” said Kate Ritchie, with Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

More than $30 of every $35 plate goes to MADD’s victim services fund.

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