In the end, MADD
kept the equity of its legacy and name over the past 30 years, but sought some modification of its logo to make it "a bit more modern, approachable and inclusive,' she said.
This year MADD
Massachusetts honored 32 Massachusetts State Troopers, 42 local police officers, and four local police departments.
applauds the leadership and dedicated efforts of Senator Fuschillo, Senator Dilan and the entire Senate to advance lifesaving ignition interlock legislation S27B.
officials, including the president of the Delaware chapter of MADD
, Nancy Raynor, said the event could send the "wrong message" to young people who saw the president drinking beer on TV.
Much to MADD
's frustration, these state-level efforts have made slow progress.
blasted the initiative, which was organized by Middlebury College President Emeritus John McCardell, a few signatories withdrew their names.
issued a statement that encouraged the signers to remove their names from the list, and even hinted that additional pressure might come from state governors in the form of withheld funding.
Louise Knox, who lost her 19 year old son in an accident and came to MADD
as a victim, said she received incredible support and wanted to be able to repay it.
"Ford Motor Company has a wonderful opportunity to send Mr Sutherland a fairly strong message,'' Andrew Murie, chief executive of Madd
The core components of MADD
's campaign are intensive and high visibility law enforcement, mandatory ignition interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers, development and exploration of advanced vehicle-based technology, and community support.
"What [audiences thought] was unique was a black guy talking about MADD
," recalls Birch.