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Running head: Mother Against Drunk Driving 1Mother Against Drunk DrivingBSHS/355August 31, 2015Pamela Harris
MOTHER AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING2Mother Against Drunk Driving Mothers against Drunk Driving started as a grass roots citizen activist group and were founded in 1980 (Learn More, n.d.). The founder of MADD, Candice Lightner, created this organization after a drunken hit-and-run driver killed her 13-year-old daughter, Cari, at Sunset and New York Avenues in Fair Oaks, California (Friedrich, 1985). Lightner banded with other mothers who proposed in their hearts to make a stand against factors causing the tragedies associated with alcohol. The overall mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is to: stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking (MADD). MADD is very big on educating the public on the dangers and results of drunk driving. They are also huge on advocacy and providing assistance to victims and their loved ones.In the early 1980s, MADD got the attention of New Jersey Senator Frank R. Lautenberg.Senator Lautenberg did not like the fact that youth in New Jersey would travel into New York to

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