Dec
18
2013

WASHINGTON, DC--Today, The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, a national not-for-profit organization funded by distillers dedicated to fighting drunk driving and underage drinking, recognized Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson with its 2013 Leadership Award. During his tenure he has shown an outstanding commitment to fighting drunk driving and underage drinking in Washington.

The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility has worked with the Washington State Office of the Attorney General for many years and is pleased to continue these vital efforts with Attorney General Ferguson. He has dedicated considerable effort to youth health and safety including hosting educational events to encourage middle school students to say “Yes” to a healthy lifestyle and “No” to underage drinking. He also bolstered these efforts via traditional and social media encouraging youth and parents to have a discussion about the dangers of drunk driving and underage drinking.

 “In just a short time in office, Attorney General Ferguson has established himself as a leader on the vital issues of drunk driving and underage drinking prevention,” said Ralph Blackman, President and CEO of The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility. “We look forward to our continued partnership with Attorney General Ferguson and working with him to save lives in Washington State.”

About The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility

The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, is a national not-for-profit leader in the fight to eliminate drunk driving and underage drinking and is funded by the following distillers: Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.; Beam, Inc.; Brown-Forman; Constellation Brands, Inc.; DIAGEO; Hood River Distillers, Inc.; and Pernod Ricard USA. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility promotes responsible decision making regarding beverage alcohol and develops and implements innovative programs and public awareness campaigns which ignite action through strategic partnerships. Established in 1991, The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility’s initiatives are highlighted on its website at www.responsibility.org.

Contact: 
Darron Moffatt, MoffattD@responsibility.org, 202-637-0077