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Vegetarians Rev Up VA Tag Push

Posted by The Editorial Desk / Monday, August 3rd, 2009


A trio of activist groups (Richmond Vegetarian Festival, Vegan Action and the Vegetarian Society of Richmond) want to drive home the message that Virginians love their vegetables.

Their plan: turning the Old Dominion into the first state to broadcast the earth-friendly lifestyle via bumper.

To do so, the groups figure they’ll need to secure 350 prepaid applications (the specialty tags cost $10) by mid-September so they can show local legislators and the Virginia DMV the project has enough public interest to go before the General Assembly next January. Assuming enough lawmakers champion the cause, supporters expect that plates would realistically go into circulation circa summer 2011.

According to spokeswoman Lesile Sanford, there’s around three dozen applications already in the works.

“We’re really just in the baby stages,” she said of the nascent publicity campaign. “We just want to let people know that we’re here.”

Meanwhile, Sanford suggested that Delegate Jennifer L. McClellan (D-Richmond) “seemed to think it was a fine idea.”