Candy Lightner in History of Drugs in America
Candy Lightner (1946-) is the founder of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). Lightner organized MADD to lead a campaign against drunken driving after her own daughter Cari was tragically killed by a drunk driver in 1980.
MADD subsequently became one of America's most important anti-alcohol advocacy groups, agitating not only against drunk driving but against drinking in general. Lightner left the group in 1985, criticizing MADD for becoming "far more neo-prohibitionist than I had ever wanted or envisioned... I didn't start MADD to deal with alcohol. I started MADD to deal with the issue of drunk driving."