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Attorneys General Fight Drunk Driving & Underage Drinking

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org), a national not-for-profit organization funded by distillers that leads the fight to eliminate drunk driving and underage drinking, announced the recipients of its 2015 Leadership Awards, recognizing the following four state attorneys general for their strong leadership to prevent drunk driving and underage drinking and promote teen driver safety:

  • Marty Jackley (R-SD)
  • George Jepsen (D-CT)
  • Karl Racine (D-DC)
  • Sean Reyes (R-UT)

“The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility has spent two decades fighting drunk driving and underage drinking. We’re proud of the fact that both drunk driving fatalities (down 36 percent since 1982), and instances of underage drinking (down 43 percent since 1991 among 12-13 year olds), are at all-time lows,” said Ralph Blackman, President and CEO of Responsibility.org. “Each of the individuals recognized today have played a crucial role in making our roads safer, and our kids healthier. We couldn’t do our job without the help of each and every one of these state attorneys general, and we applaud their tireless efforts to better their communities.”

About the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility

The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) is a national not-for-profit that leads the fight to eliminate drunk driving and underage drinking and is funded by the following distillers: Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.; Beam Suntory Inc.; Brown-Forman; Constellation Brands, Inc.; DIAGEO; Edrington; Hood River Distillers, Inc.; and Pernod Ricard USA. For more than 24 years, Responsibility.org has transformed countless lives through programs that bring individuals, families and communities together to guide a lifetime of conversations around alcohol responsibility and offering proven strategies to stop impaired driving. To learn more, please visit us at www.faar.wpengine.com.

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