Monday, November 7, 2011
Arizona’s centennial specialty plate
Arizona Republic, letters to the editor, Nov. 15 2011:
The Arizona Centennial Foundation’s specialty license plate is finally available. According to the Arizona Republic, $17 of each $25 for the plate will go to the Foundation for its events and projects. The Republics October 30th story was half correct about the funds. Up thru June 2012, the funds do support centennial events and projects as stated. However, after that (per 2011 Senate Bill 1262) they go to the Arizona Historical Society for their already failed Arizona Centennial Museum project. Donors should know what is actually happening to their money.
Like the Foundations' logo, the plate is simply a scrambled Arizona flag. Ironically, it prominently features the copper star representing Arizona’s copper industry. Since funds from the plate will ultimately go to the AHS, they will help finance the destruction of the mineral museum and Arizona’s copper legacy.
Arizonans should boycott this specialty plate.
Elvina Nawagunda Clemente, Cronkite news
Specialty plates to raise money for the centennial
Arizona Republic, October 30th, 2011, page B5