Ralph Nader’s Opposition to Prop. 51
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.
At the present time Candy Lightner is no longer a spokesperson for MADD and no longer has an active association with MADD. She is a resident of Texas not California. She is entitled to her own personal opinion, but that opinion is not that of California MADD or Orange County MADD.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving