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  • A sad goodbye to license plate
As many of you know, MADD Tennessee has been diligently working to get our Tennessee Specialty License Plate reinstated since we lost it in 2016 when we fell just 25 short of the required annual minimum of 500 renewals/sales needed...
  • TNABC conducted 140 minor compliance checks in June 2019
The Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission’s (TNABC) Law Enforcement Division works hard making sure Tennessee liquor licensees are compliant with regulations and ensuring that they are adhering to laws that prevent the sale of alcohol to underage buyers.  In June, in...
As the number of states allowing some form of legalized marijuana has increased, recently, there have been multiple media sources nationwide covering a variety of stories citing studies and/or trends which give way to concerns over how the drug may...
  • July 2019 MADD Remembers
MADD knows how hard crash anniversaries and birthdays of lost loved ones can be. We also know how important it is for families to know that their loved ones are not forgotten. We want victims of drunk and drugged driving...
  • VATI training cover sheet cropped web size
Seventeen MADD Tennessee volunteers and staff were trained at the Tennessee Victim Assistance Training Institute (VATI) held in Nashville, TN, June 12 & 13, 2019.  The training was meant to provide them with a foundation of knowledge and advocacy tools...
  • Knoxville DUI car with Zoo characters cropped 300x250
Walkers seemed to love having the East Tennessee Walk Like MADD on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at the Knoxville Zoo.  The intimate event, attended by 55 participants from eight teams kicked-off with an Opening Ceremony in the event room with...
  • PowerTalk 21 2019 Report 300x250 version
PowerTalk 21 has traditionally been MADD’s annual day in April designated for parents to talk to their kids about alcohol.  But this year, we expanded the event to focus on the entire spring time period of March 1 through May...
  • June 2019 MADD Remembers
MADD knows how hard crash anniversaries and birthdays of lost loved ones can be. We also know how important it is for families to know that their loved ones are not forgotten. We want victims of drunk and drugged driving...
  • MADD Tennessee 2019 Legislative Report
(Updated June 4, 2019) Our MADD team worked very hard this session on several pieces of legislation designed to improve DUI law and save lives.  We are happy to report that we had some successes with much needed changes to...
  • Nick and mom 300x250
Nicolas Townsend Read had an incredible depth of faith and love for God, country, and family. He knew what he wanted and he wasn’t afraid to chase his dreams. At 17, in addition to playing soccer, he was actively involved...