CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1987
Recently, Tom Gorman did an article entitled "Head of MADD Tempers Group's Image to Keep Message Alive" (March 22). Mr. Gorman interviewed me for this article and I would like to point out at least one quote that he took out of context. I explained to Mr. Gorman when we did the interview that I could not disparage MADD due to my contract with this organization. I also told him that I would not do so and I would refer to "the movement" every time we talked about drunk driving since I thought there is much more to the anti-drunk driving crusade than just MADD.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1986
Orange County MADD wishes to clarify the position of Mothers Against Drunk Driving on Proposition 51, since our founder, Candy Lightner, has made personal statements against the proposition. At the state meeting on April 19, 1985, the vote of all of the California chapters was to take a neutral position on Proposition 51. From the very founding of MADD, chapters have never become involved in civil court matters--other than advocating for the return of liability for retailers of alcohol who serve alcohol to an obviously intoxicated person, who then drives and kills or injures another.
May 21, 1986 |
Candy Lightner, founder and former president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, voiced opposition Tuesday to Proposition 51, the so-called "deep pockets" initiative on the June 3 ballot, calling the measure "brutally unfair" to injury victims. Backers of the measure were quick to alert reporters that Lightner was not speaking on behalf of MADD, the national organization founded in 1980. The pro-51 campaign noted that MADD is officially neutral on the issue.
April 16, 1986 |
The five panelists were, each of them reiterated, the bearers of bad news--stories of murder, rape, child molestation and abduction, alcoholism and drug abuse. Not the sort of presentation, supposedly, that would go down well in competition with lighter topics on how to buy a home, cultivate good business manners and lose weight. But with the bad news came emotional, sometimes tearful pleas for action along with expressions of hope, and an estimated 2,000 taut-faced women attending state Sen.
March 7, 1986
The original chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving in Sacramento is broke, and the chapter president lays part of the blame on MADD founder Candy Lightner. Marcia Dauenhauer, president of the Sacramento-Placer County chapter, said contributions have dwindled to a trickle and "as of today, we can't pay the rent." Dauenhauer said MADD's image was tarnished by a power struggle between Lightner and the organization's board of directors last fall that eventually led to Lightner's resignation.
October 12, 1985 |
Norma Phillips, an Escondido businesswoman and president of the San Diego chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, was named Friday as president and chief spokeswoman of the national organization, replacing Candy Lightner, the ousted founder of the organization. Phillips, 47, whose only son was killed by a drunk driver on Thanksgiving Day, 1981, founded the San Diego chapter a year later.