Washington, DC -- Today, The Century Council, a national not-for-profit organization funded by distillers, is honoring leaders who have shown an outstanding commitment to fighting drunk driving and underage drinking. Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) is one of 22 Members of Congress to be recognized for her ongoing dedication to fighting drunk driving and underage drinking.
Understanding the need to address the problems of drunk driving and underage drinking on a national scale, this year’s award recipients joined The Century Council at educational events for youth in their communities, encouraged responsible decision-making in public service announcements (PSAs) they recorded and asked their followers on social media to talk to their children about how to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Senator Heitkamp has shown tremendous leadership by chairing the Congressional Stop DUI Caucus in the U.S. Senate and has worked with her colleagues to promote awareness around drunk driving issues. Senator Heitkamp also recorded a public service announcement for The Century Council's IKnowEverything program, which encourages teens to make safe driving decisions behind the wheel and parents to talk to their children about making responsible choices.
About The Century Council
The Century Council has transformed countless lives through programs that contributed to significant reductions in drunk driving and underage drinking. Funded for more than twenty years by the nation’s leading distillers (Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.; Beam, Inc.; Brown-Forman; Constellation Brands, Inc.; DIAGEO; Hood River Distillers, Inc.; and Pernod Ricard USA), we bring individuals, families and communities together to guide a lifetime of conversation around alcohol responsibility. To find out more, visit www.centurycouncil.org.