An Open Letter to Californians: Vote Yes on Proposition 22

Dear Californians,

Helen Witty

Today, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is proud to announce our support for Yes on Proposition 22. Prop 22 will preserve access to rideshare services across California, helping to keep drunk and drugged drivers off our roads.

Drunk driving is the number one killer on California roads. We know that access to ridesharing helps reduce drunk and drug-impaired driving, keeping our roads and communities safe. Simply put: Voting Yes on Prop 22 will save lives.

For me, this is personal. My daughter Helen Marie was killed when a driver — who got behind the wheel after drinking and using marijuana — plowed into her while she rollerbladed on a bike path. I know I can’t bring Helen Marie back, so I have dedicated my life to fighting against impaired driving and advocating for policies that can spare other families the deep pain I live with every day.

The best way to prevent drunk driving is to simply never drink and drive. Prop 22 will preserve rideshare services that help keep drunk and drug-impaired drivers off of our roads by providing a safe, reliable, convenient and affordable alternative to driving. Fewer rideshare drivers in California could mean more people choosing to get behind the wheel when they’re under the influence, rolling back the substantial gains that have been made over the past 10 years, in part due to the growth of ridesharing.

On November 3, California voters will weigh in on Prop 22 and determine the future of ridesharing in the state. Join us in voting Yes on Prop 22 to save lives and help keep our roads and communities safe.

All our best,

Helen Witty, MADD National President

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