August 18, 2008

The 21 Law Saves Lives: University Presidents Misguided in Signing Amethyst Initiative to Discuss Lowering the Drinking Age

An estimated 25,000 lives have been saved by the 21 Minimum Legal Drinking Age, which is why it is so troubling that more than 100 college and university presidents have signed on to a misguided initiative that uses deliberately misleading information to confuse the public on the effectiveness of the 21 law.

MADD, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the American Medical Association (AMA), National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), Governors Highway Safety Association and other science, medical and public health organizations call on these college and university presidents to remove their names from this list and urge them to work with the public health community and law enforcement on real solutions to underage and binge drinking. Additionally, MADD asks the public to write letters to the college presidents on this list asking them to remove their names and to support the 21 minimum legal drinking age.

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