WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Dina Titus (D-NV) has been recognized by The Century Council, a national not-for-profit organization funded by distillers, for her outstanding commitment to fighting drunk driving and underage drinking. Congresswoman Titus was one of 21 Members of Congress to be honored for her ongoing dedication.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, there were 11,773 alcohol-impaired traffic fatalities in 2008, with 5,174 of them being persons between the ages of 12 and 20. Understanding the scope of this national epidemic, this year’s award recipients joined The Century Council to help educate youth and their parents from middle school through college-aged students about responsible decision-making concerning beverage alcohol.
Congresswoman Titus is a leader in the fight against drunk driving and underage drinking. In May of 2008, she hosted the Girl Talk: Desire to Inspire initiative at Green Valley High School in Henderson, NV. Girl Talk: Desire to Inspire is a peer-to-peer mentoring program that offers positive weekly meetings and community service projects for middle school girls. Through this partnership, leadership and good decision-making are promoted among our nation's girls which includes saying "no" to underage drinking. Congresswoman Titus has also been a leading voice in advocating for DUI Courts and judicial education. A DWI court is a distinct court system dedicated to changing the behavior of an offender arrested for DUI.
The Century Council is a not-for-profit organization funded by distillers including Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.; Beam Global Spirits & Wines, Inc., Brown-Forman; Constellation Brands, Inc.; DIAGEO; Hood River Distillers, Inc.; and Sidney Frank Importing Co., Inc. Through legislation, education, and public awareness campaigns, The Century Council promotes responsible decision-making regarding beverage alcohol, focusing on drunk driving and underage drinking. Since 1991, the companies that fund The Century Council have invested more than $175 million in its programs.
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