Office of the Attorney General
AG Conway Recognized for Outstanding Efforts to Fight Drunk Driving and Underage Drinking

Press Release Date:  Thursday, November 20, 2014  
Contact Information:  Daniel Kemp
Deputy Communications Director
502-696-5659 (office)
 


The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (FAAR), a national nonprofit organization that leads the fight against drunk driving and underage drinking, today announced that Attorney General Jack Conway has been selected as a 2014 Leadership Award recipient for his outstanding commitment to prevent drunk driving and underage drinking in Kentucky.  Each year, FAAR recognizes state attorneys general who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to the ongoing fight against drunk driving and underage drinking.

 

Attorney General Conway has made it a priority to prevent underage drinking for many years through various efforts, including public service announcements, the Ask, Listen, Learn program, and public awareness initiatives during Alcohol Awareness Month and back-to-school events. He has also focused on the broader issue of teen driver safety with the IKnowEverything program during Global Youth Traffic Safety Month and National Teen Driver Safety Week.  Additionally, General Conway has worked diligently to prevent impaired driving.  His efforts have raised public awareness on the importance of these issues and led to expanded programs throughout Kentucky.

 

“It is an honor for me to be selected as a 2014 Leadership Award recipient by the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility,” Attorney General Conway said.  “As Attorney General, I’ve had the privilege of working alongside FAAR on important public awareness initiatives targeted toward the prevention of impaired driving and underage drinking, as well as keeping teen drivers safe.  It is vital that we teach our teens how to stand up to peer pressure and make safe choices behind the wheel, and I want to thank FAAR for recognizing our efforts to create a healthier and safer Commonwealth for Kentucky families.  I am proud to be a part of the mission-critical work the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility does each day in our communities, in our classrooms, and online to promote responsible decision-making.”

 

“Attorney General Conway has been a tireless advocate for the people in Kentucky,” said Ralph Blackman, president and CEO of the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility. “We can’t thank the Attorney General enough for his dedication and leadership to prevent drunk driving and underage drinking by sending a clear and consistent message that it is illegal and will not be tolerated. We look forward to continuing to work to save lives in the future with Attorney General Conway.”

 

About the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility

Formerly known as The Century Council, the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility is a national not-for-profit organization that leads the fight to eliminate drunk driving and underage drinking.  For more than 23 years, the Foundation for Alcohol Responsibility has transformed countless lives through programs that bring individuals, families, and communities together to guide a lifetime of conversations around alcohol responsibility. To learn more, visit Responsibility.org.

 

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