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In recognition of Alcohol Awareness Month, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) recently hosted a teen awareness event in cooperation with The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility that featured a life-saving lesson about the dangers of underage drinking and drunk driving. The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility and Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard recognize Alcohol Awareness Month as an opportunity to do more to educate Americans about making responsible decisions regarding beverage alcohol year-round. As part of this effort, Brandon Silveria and his father, Tony, spoke to an estimated 1,200 students about the importance of “making the right choice” about alcohol to students at Huntington Park High School in Huntington Park, California. For students who are under the age of 21, they emphasized that the only responsible decision is not to drink. Congresswoman Roybal-Allard also hosted an evening presentation where parents gathered to hear the Silverias’ story. “We must do more to keep Los Angeles teens – and teens throughout California – safe and alcohol-free. I am proud to have Brandon and Tony Silveria with us today to communicate their life-saving message to members of the Huntington Park community,” said Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, noting that 2007 National Highway Transportation Safety Administration statistics show that there were 1,155 alcohol-impaired traffic fatalities in California, 139 of these deaths were among youth under 21. Congresswoman Roybal-Allard is a leading congressional advocate in the fight against underage drinking and a frequent partner of The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility.