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By Patricia Voelker They smile with the sun in their faces in that final group photograph. My grandson, Kelly McConnell, is at the center, bearded and broad-shouldered and handsome in his high school graduation gown. He stands between his stepbrothers,...
By Jenny Reyes For the last five years of his life, my father, Walter Reyes, rose at 4 a.m. each day to cycle a popular route that connects our home in Miami to the Florida Keys. He’d be back by...
By Helen Witty Each year, 4,300 teens die from using alcohol. That’s nearly a dozen families and communities needlessly shattered every single day. As a parent, there is something you can do to protect your child. And it’s easier than...
Forty years ago, a grieving mother set into motion a movement. On May 3, 1980, a drunk driver out of jail just two days following his fourth drunk driving arrest struck and killed 13-year-old Cari Lightner as she walked to...
Strong drunk driving laws are key to saving lives. That is why we’re so grateful to our legislative partners who have championed MADD’s mission to end the No. 1 killer on our nation’s roads. It is why, each year, we...
We are excited to announce the date and location of MADD’s 40th Anniversary National Conference this year. Date: November 15-November 18, 2020 Location: Gaylord National Harbor Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD Stay tuned for more details!...
The report card is out. For the sixth time since the launch of our Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving in 2006, we rate all 50 states and the District of Columbia on laws proven to reduce drunk driving and save...
Days after I stepped into the role of MADD National President a year ago, an unimaginable tragedy struck a family of five traveling back to Michigan from a vacation in my home state of Florida. On Jan. 6, 2019, Issam...
As Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) looks ahead to 2020, it is also looking back on a year of legislative victories that brought us closer to a future of No More Victims. From adding Kentucky and New Jersey to a...
Two of the most celebrated dates in December – Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve – are also among the most dangerous. In 2018, drunk driving crashes claimed 108 lives in those two days alone, accounting for nearly half of...