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Navajo First Lady serves as MADD spokesperson

Navajo Nation First Lady Vikki Shirley is serving as a spokesperson for a Mothers Against Drunk Driving program that targets Indian Country.

Shirley and her husband Joe Shirley Jr. lost a daughter in a drunk driving accident as he was campaigning for Navajo president. The family coped by volunteering for MADD and bringing the organization to the reservation.

About 75 percent of highway fatalities among Native Americans are alcohol-related compared to 40 percent among the general population, according to MADD.

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Navajo first lady takes anti-alcohol fight nationwide (AP 6/19)

Relevant Links:
Mothers Against Drunk Drivers -

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