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Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Veteran and TBI Survivor Takes on Insurance Giants

Kandice Ferrell | Posted 11.07.2016 | Impact
Kandice Ferrell

On February 11, 1989, Karen Mertes joined the United States Air Force and describes it as one of the best moments of her life. "My parents were both ...

Preventing Violent Extremism 15 Years After 9/11

Benjamin Orbach | Posted 09.08.2016 | Impact
Benjamin Orbach

In the months after the 9/11 attacks, most Americans felt that the threats we faced from terrorists were limitless. Anything seemed possible if al-Qaeda militants could enter our country, learn to fly airplanes, and then crash commercial flights into the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

There's Nothing Greater Than a Mother's Love

Jodi Meltzer | Posted 05.05.2016 | Parents
Jodi Meltzer

Monte Bransfield is a mom who was woken up by the universally dreaded knock on the door at 2:00 a.m. Police descended on her doorstep to inform her that her then 17-year-old son, Tim, the no. 1 ranked baseball player in Massachusetts headed to college on a full athletic scholarship, was in a car accident.

Cop Got Too Wasted To Accept Mothers Against Drunk Driving Award

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 11.09.2015 | Weird News

The world can learn even more about a Florida deputy who got into hot water after partying a little too hard prior to a Mother’s Against Drunk Drivi...

The Hamptons You Don't Know: When My Town 'Banned' Uber

Walker Bragman | Posted 06.06.2016 | Business
Walker Bragman

Let me tell you about my town. Every summer thousands of people flood in from all over the country to get a taste of "The Hamptons" lifestyle. The roads clog with motorists, the stores fill, and money flows.

America Will Be a Stronger Nation When Gay Marriage and Marijuana Are Legalized Nationally

H. A. Goodman | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

When this generation allows Americans the basic right to marry and earn money from a plant that isn't responsible for "2.5 million years of potential life lost (YPLL) annually," then future legislation will be based more on reason than superstition or prejudice.

The Roadmap To Stopping Animal Cruelty

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 08.31.2014 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

You don't need a degree in veterinary science or animal welfare experience to spot and stop animal cruelty -- for most of us, that sensitivity is built into our internal values.

Sam Stein

Meet The Companies Behind The Secretive Group That Took On MADD | Sam Stein | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At various moments over the past two decades, Coca-Cola, the massive soft-drink conglomerate, has aligned itself with Mothers Against Dr...

Powerful PSAs Give Everyone A Reason Not To Drink And Drive

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 05.07.2014 | Parents

In 2011, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that 226 children's deaths were caused by drunk drivers. The nonprofit, Mother...

Is the National Drinking Age Doing More Harm Than Good?

Sam Tracy | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Sam Tracy

No study has proven a cause-and-effect relationship between the heightened drinking age and reduced drunk driving deaths, and since similar reductions have occurred in other countries with lower minimum ages, the drop in fatalities is probably more due to things like public awareness and lowering the BAC limit than the drinking age.

Why Everyone Should 'Get' MADD

Anai Rhoads | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact
Anai Rhoads

Deaths caused by drunk drivers have a long-lasting ripple effect -- it spreads to all family members, friends and even acquaintances.

One Million Moms Make a Case for Stricter Gun Control

Michaela Pommells | Posted 03.24.2013 | Parents
Michaela Pommells

Sometimes, all it takes is a tragedy seen through the eyes of a mother to bring a community together to lead change.

Jaweed Kaleem

The Powerful Role Of Death Notifications | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 01.15.2013 | Religion

When Jan Withers' first husband, a U.S. Air Force pilot, died in a plane crash, the man in a military uniform who came to her door nearly refused to t...

Could 'Women Against Guns' Be As Powerful As Mothers Against Drunk Driving?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 02.16.2013 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

We should follow the lead of another group of outraged women, Mother Against Drunk Drivers, and, if nothing else, make owning a gun as socially unacceptable as driving drunk. Both can kill.

Study Reveals Shocking Fact About California Drivers

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.27.2012 | San Francisco

Drugged driving has become more prevalent on California roads and highways than drunk driving, a study released earlier this month by the state's Offi...

Ann Brenoff

How One Woman Is Moving On After Unimaginable Tragedy | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.08.2012 | Fifty

Two years ago, Amy Voelker was enjoying a getaway with her extended family at a rental house in Redington Beach, Florida -- and a second meeting with ...

Turning a Blind Eye to Underage Drinking

Linda Flanagan | Posted 07.23.2012 | Parents
Linda Flanagan

Just as Twitter and Facebook enabled young revolutionaries to gather together for instant protests, social media has helped modern kids mobilize promptly against snooping grown-ups.

Matt Sledge

Drunk Driving Arrest Of Rhode Island Senate Majority Leader Sparks Ignition Interlock Push In State | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

Rhode Island has a drinking problem. More people per capita die from alcohol-related driving fatalities in the state than in either of its neighbors, ...

Lucia Graves

Breath-Test Ignition Device Provision In House Bill Decried By Restaurant Lobby | Lucia Graves | Posted 02.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An effort to get more states to mandate breath-test ignition devices in the cars of convicted drunk drivers has kicked off a battle betw...

Transforming Sorrow to Joy: A Mother's Story

Kathy Eldon | Posted 07.06.2011 | Impact
Kathy Eldon

As Mother's Day approaches, my stomach begins to ache. It's a familiar, if old pain, tucked away in my soul, born of the loss of my son, Dan, killed at the age of 22 while working as Reuters photojournalist in Somalia more than 17 years ago.

Are College Presidents Encouraging Teen Drinking?

Lonna Saunders | Posted 06.18.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

Why are some college presidents and chancellors (136 of them), appearing to encourage teen drinking by signing on to the "Amethyst Initiative" which s...

Health Reform Needs Moms

Dora Calott Wang, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dora Calott Wang, M.D.

Mothers, as caretakers of the health of families, have always been in a unique position to affect grassroots but widespread change, when it comes to health matters.

Saving Lives by Stopping Drunk Drivers

Sen. Sherrod Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Sherrod Brown

In-vehicle technology to prevent drunk driving is an opportunity to create safer roads and save lives. We cannot afford to leave this problem for the next generation, so let's solve it now.

Richard Berman: The High Life and Low Road

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

Today, The Humane Society of the United States joined Mothers Against Drunk Driving in filing a complaint with the ethics commission in New York again...

Diane Schuler: The Sad Legacy of Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dr. Tian Dayton

The sad truth is that children who live with addicted parents get in the car with drunk moms and dads every day, just as Diane Schuler's children and nieces did the day they were killed.