Candy Lightner

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Candace Lynne "Candy" Lightner (born May 30, 1946)[1] is the founding president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

On May 3, 1980, Lightner’s 13-year-old daughter, Cari, was killed by a hit-and-run drunk driver at Sunset and New York Avenues in Fair Oaks, California. The sentence given to the repeat offender of driving while intoxicated (DWI) outraged Lightner who then organized Mothers Against Drunk Drivers.[2]

She served as president of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee from October 1994 to March 1995.[3][4]

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  1. "Candace L. Lightner – 05/30/1946 – 2025 Cornell Pl Port Orange FL 32128". Flvoters.com. 1946-05-30. Retrieved 2014-02-02.
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  3. Siblani, M. Kay (1994). Candace Lightner new president of ADC, replaces Mokhiber Arab American News, 14 October 1994
  4. Hanania, Ray (1995). Lightner's departure from ADC: A death knell? Arab American News, 31 March 1995