Mothers Against Drunk Driving

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Mothers Against Drunk Driving
President:Jan Withers
Year created:1980
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is a non-profit organization. MADD's mission statement has evolved over the years. Their stated missing is: "The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking."[1] On their website they claim to have worked to save around 300,000 lives. MADD works to support initiatives that prevent drinking and driving as well as underage consumption of alcohol. In addition, they help victims and survivors of drinking and driving accidents at no expense to them.[2]


Mothers Against Drunk Driving started in 1980 as Mothers Against Drunk Drivers. In 1984, they changed their name to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. The organization was founded by Candy Lightner in response to her daughter's death. Her daughter was killed by a repeat drunk driver.[3]


MADD is governed by their national board of directors which is made up of volunteers, the advisory board and the national president. Board members are made up of nationally recognized researchers and business leaders, as well as people who started by volunteering at local MADD offices, and moved up in the organization.[4]


Mothers Against Drunk Driving lists their issues on the their website. The following is an abbreviated list:[5]

  • Eliminate drunk driving
  • Decrease underage drinking numbers
  • Provide victim services

2014 elections

As of December 13, 2013, no 2014 election cycle information was available.

2012 elections

According to, MADD spent $250 in the 2012 election cycle. They contributed $250 to Deb Fischer.[6]

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