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Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility Recognizes Work of 21 State Legislators to Fight Drunk Driving and Underage Drinking

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org), a national not-for-profit organization funded by distillers that leads the fight to eliminate drunk driving and underage drinking, recognized 21 state legislators with its annual Leadership Awards:

• Del. Tim Armstead (R-WV-40)
• Del. Betsy Carr (D-VA-69)
• Sen. Suzanne Chun Oakland (D-HI-13)
• Sen. William Cole (R-WV-06)
• Rep. Dennis Keene (D-KY-67)
• Rep. Scott Drury (D-IL-58)
• Rep. Keith Greiner (R-PA-43)
• Sen. Jimmy Hickey (R-AR-11)
• Sen. Scott Jenkins (R-UT-20)
• Sen. Morgan McGarvey (D-KY-19)
• Rep. John Mizuno (D-HI-28)
• Sen. Adam Morfeld (D-NE-46)
• Sen. C. Anthony Muse (D-MD-26)
• Sen. Chap Peterson (D-VA-34)
• Sen. John Rafferty (R-PA-44)
• Rep. Edward Redd (R-UT-04)
• Rep. Keith Regier (R-MT-04)
• Rep. Lori Saine (R-CO-63)
• Del. William Smith (D-MD-20)
• Sen. Terry Rice (R-AR-09)
• Rep. Daniel Zolnikov (R-MT-45)

Every year Responsibility.org honors members of state legislatures who have shown an extraordinary effort to fight drunk driving and underage drinking in their respective states.

"We have spent more than two decades fighting drunk driving and underage drinking and we're proud of the fact that both drunk driving fatalities and instances of underage drinking are at all-time lows. Each of the individuals recognized today have played a crucial role in making our roads safer and our kids healthier," said Ralph Blackman, President and CEO of Responsibility.org. "Our roads and communities are safer and stronger when we all work together. We are proud to work with each and every one of these legislators and we applaud their tireless efforts to better their communities."

About the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility

The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) is a national not-for-profit that leads the fight to eliminate drunk driving and underage drinking and is funded by the following distillers: Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.; Beam Suntory Inc.; Brown-Forman; Constellation Brands, Inc.; DIAGEO; Edrington; Hood River Distillers, Inc.; and Pernod Ricard USA. For more than 24 years, Responsibility.org has transformed countless lives through programs that bring individuals, families and communities together to guide a lifetime of conversations around alcohol responsibility and offering proven strategies to stop impaired driving. To learn more, please visit us at www.responsibility.org.

CONTACT: Georgia Cassady Georgia.Cassady@responsibility.org

Source:Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility