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Mothers Against Drunk Driving is on Facebook, Twitter and MADD Nebraska has a Facebook fan page too!  This is a great way to stay connected to what is going on across the United States and also a way to connect locally to what is happening here at the local level. 

Here at MADD, we always try to provide informative updates about our stand on issues as they arise, acknowledge the human element and tragic toll alcohol-related crashes take on our communities, families and friends and strive to provide  education regarding the dangers of underage drinking and the importance of maintaining the 21MDL in the every state.

Also, it is just a great way to connect with others, offer your volunteer time and/or financial support so we can keep our mission moving forward.  Thanks to the many that have already provided their support in numerous ways – be it time, resources or dollars!

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For MADD Nebraska, Facebook is kind of like a neighborhood newsletter and it enables us to all stay connected.  Allowing each one of us to know that we have the ability to make a valuable contribution to the organization, we can provide support and understanding to those that are in need and we can work collectively to eliminate drunk driving bit by bit.  MADD’s mission is: to stop drunk driving, support victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.

If you have not found us on Facebook or Twitter yet I want to encourage you to connect with us and others like you that want to see the elimination of drunk driving across the Untied States and here at home in Nebraska. 

First Lady Sally Ganem, MADD National Board Member, often says, “Nebraskans want to be No. 1 in football but, not in underage drinking, binge drinking or drunk driving deaths”.  Take time to be a friend today!

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Today, here at MADD, there was a fair amount of conversations and e-mails regarding the large house party with underage drinking in Sarpy County as advertised on Facebook.  Most disturbing was the busing of attendees to and from the house party from a local parking lot. 

I hate to state the obvious but it is illegal to consume in our state if you are under 21.  Second it is illegal to drive after consuming alcohol, zero tolerence, for those under 21. Last, Nebraska has a Social Host Law that would allow for a civil law suit if anyone was to have been injured by a party goer at this event. 

Now I do have to restate the obvious just for a historical record:college-students

Underage Drinking and the 21 Minimum Legal Drinking Age (MLDA) Law

 

In July 1984, Congress and President Ronald Reagan enacted legislation that set the national minimum legal drinking age of 21. For those states that failed to adopt the 21 minimum drinking age as required by the new law, federal highway construction funds were withheld. 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.

 

In our mission statement MADD states that we work to prevent underage drinking, why?  Because we care about our youth, because we know that drunk driving is a violent crime and most importantly it is the law.

www.why21.org

Simera Reynolds

State Executive Director