Sep
21
2010

WASHINGTON, DC - Kansas Attorney General Steve Six has been recognized by The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, a national not-for-profit organization funded by distillers, for his outstanding commitment to fighting drunk driving and underage drinking. Attorney General Six was one of nine Attorneys General to be honored for his ongoing dedication.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 11,773 alcohol-impaired traffic fatalities in 2008, with 5,174 of them being persons between the ages of 12 and 20. Of these alcohol-impaired traffic fatalities, 145 alone were in Kansas. Understanding the scope of this national epidemic, this year’s award recipients joined The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility to help educate youth and their parents about responsible decision-making concerning beverage alcohol.

In April of 2010, Attorney General Six hosted an Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don’t Mix program at Cedar Creek Elementary School in Olathe, Kansas. AG Six also filmed a public service announcement (PSA) with five-time Olympic athlete and swimmer, Dara Torres, to encourage youth to live a healthy and active lifestyle and remain alcohol-free. The PSA coincided with The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility’s Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don’t Mix initiative, which incorporates an interactive activity that encourages kids to “say ‘YES’ to a healthy lifestyle and ‘NO’ to underage drinking.” The website also provides parents with information and strategies to help jumpstart the conversation about the dangers of underage drinking.

The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility is a not-for-profit organization funded by distillers including: Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.; Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Inc., Brown-Forman; Constellation Brands, Inc.; DIAGEO; Hood River Distillers, Inc.; Pernod Ricard USA and Sidney Frank Importing Co., Inc. Through legislation, education, and public awareness campaigns, The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility is a leader in the fight against drunk driving and underage drinking and promotes responsible decision making regarding beverage alcohol.

Contact: 

Jessica Lepak

The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility

(202) 637-0077