Last updated on: 9/8/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Should the Drinking Age Be Lowered from 21 to a Younger Age?"
Reasoning:

“In July 1984, Congress and President Ronald Reagan enacted legislation that set the national minimum legal drinking age of 21… By 1988, all states had adopted the new
minimum drinking age. Since that time, the law has proven to be one of the nation’s most important and
lifesaving laws to protect youth.”

Fact sheet, “Underage Drinking and the 21 Minimum Legal Drinking Age Law,” madd.org (accessed Sep. 8, 2010)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. One of the largest victim services organizations in the U.S., MADD also supports drunk driving victims and survivors.”

“About us,” madd.org (accessed Sep. 8, 2010)

Mission:

“The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.”

“Mission Statement,” madd.org (accessed Sep. 8, 2010)

Other:
501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should the Drinking Age Be Lowered from 21 to a Younger Age?