Social Activism

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is an American organization aimed to prevent people from drunk driving also paying much attention to the issues of underage drinking. The organization is based in Irving, Texas. It was established by Candice Lightner in 1980. Her 13-year-old daughter Cari was killed by a drunk driver in Fair Oaks, California. Lightner left the organization 5 years later. In fact “she disassociated herself from the movement in 1985 because she believed the organization was headed in the wrong direction”. Nowadays she accepts MADD as the organization that deals mainly with alcohol. But her initial idea was to deal with drunk driving only.

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