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MADD Launches Petition to Stop Social Media from Promoting Drunk Driving

In light of two recent live streamed crashes by alleged drunk drivers, one in California and then in Pennsylvania that resulted in deaths and injuries, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) launched a petition asking Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to adopt a policy against posting images, videos and other content that brag about drunk driving. The petition went live at

Featured MADD Statement

Statement by MADD National President Colleen Sheehey-Church about the alleged drunk driving crash that killed Kacy E. Merseal

“It is absolutely gut-wrenching and heartbreaking that a bride-to-be, Kacy E. Merseal was killed in an alleged drunk driving crash months before her wedding. We are devastated for her family, friends and fiancé left behind to bear the pain of her death to this completely preventable and extremely violent crime. MADD will be here for Kacy’s loved ones and asks that the judicial system holds the alleged criminal fully accountable for his selfish and violent choices.”

MADD National Communications

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David Strickland, Chair of the Board
Debbie Weir, Chief Executive Officer 
Colleen Sheehey-Church, National President