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Reflecting on 2011
By Jan Withers | December 27, 2011| 2 Comments | Filed in: Drunk Driving

As the year comes to a close, I reflect on all of our 2011 achievements.  With your help, this year we:

  • served more than 60,000 victims, survivors and others impacted by drunk and drugged driving
  • extended all offender ignition interlock laws to 15 states
  • held our first annual PowerTalk21 Day®
  • celebrated our fifth anniversary of the Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® by releasing a Report to the Nation
  • reached the milestone of cutting drunk driving by more than half since MADD was founded
  • held 51 Walk Like MADD events across the country

But our fight is far from over.  Each year, more than 10,000 people are killed by drunk driving, and hundreds of thousands more are injured. 

In 2012, with your support, we will continue to advocate for technology that can turn cars into the cure for drunk driving, help parents start an ongoing dialogue with their children about the dangers of underage drinking, increase sobriety checkpoints, push for designated drivers, and help more than 60,000 victims, friends, family members and loved ones dealing with this horrific crime.

But we can’t do it alone.  Please consider making a donation to MADD before midnight, December 31st so we can get a great start for 2012 in the fight against drunk driving (and you can receive a 2011 tax deduction*).

Thank you, and have a safe and happy holiday season,

Jan Withers
MADD National President

 

*Donations are fully tax-deductible as allowed by law.


   

Comments

Submitted by aimster at 06:20 PM on December 31, 2011
I was just thinking about all the people who will be drinking tonight on New Years Eve and I put a post on my Facebook for people to heed the message Don't Drink and Drive and I told them that I had heard AAA will give them free rides so for them to Just Swallow Their Pride and Get a Ride. I just wanted to share my slogan I came up with I thought maybe it would be something that y'all could use. I'm just trying to save atleast one life if not many. I'm a recovering addict and I know what I would have been doing 6 years ago. So just hoping we don't lose to many lives this year due to alcohol or drugs.
Submitted by Tak at 10:41 PM on December 28, 2011
Hi, I have a DUI blog called http://DUInote.com I don't know how to communicate. but I have started a blog plotter to accumulate all the DUI arrests, hoping doing this can help people understand their consequence of drunk driving. I want to join MADD to promote this and reach out to people who has information, so i can gather. please let me know how else I can contribute.

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