Candace Lightner

An Iconic Presence in American Life

Candace Lightner is a groundbreaking activist, mentor, author and spokesperson, who is widely recognized as one of the most influential American citizens of the twentieth century. Fueled by grief and anger, Candace founded Mothers Against Drunk Driving, in May 1980 after her 13-year-old daughter was killed by a multiple repeat offending drunk driver. It was the largest anti-drunk driving movement in the world. Lightner has been credited with focusing unprecedented attention on the issue of impaired driving, shaping public perception, advancing tough legislation and leading to a dramatic reduction in drunk driving deaths and injuries. She continues her advocacy work today as the founder of We Save Lives, taking on drunk, drugged, and distracted driving through legislative advocacy, social media, consumer education, and coalition building.

Candace Lightner Speaker

An Award-Winning Keynote Speaker, Author, Consultant and International Agent of Change

Candace Lightner inspires audiences around the world to rethink their lives, become more involved, create change and believe that anything is possible. She has brought life back to those who have resigned themselves to the status quo and encouraged others to speak out against injustice. She is a grass roots activist, CEO, founder, mother and grandmother who knows how to motivate and captivate your entire organization and rarely walks away without a standing ovation.

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