Drink Responsibly. Drive Responsibly.
ABL continues to promote this responsibility message that encourages everyone to drink responsibly and drive responsibly. It recognizes the millions of Americans who responsibly consume adult beverages at a tavern, a restaurant, or a friend’s house before safely driving home.
We Don’t Serve Teens
ABL and its affiliates continue its support of the Federal Trade Commission’s We Don’t Serve Teenspublic education campaign to help prevent teenagers from getting easy access to alcohol, and to promote compliance with the legal drinking age of 21.
Civil Penalty Programs
Pioneered by ABL member Brown Jug in Anchorage, Alaska, the Civil Penalty concept for fighting underage access to alcohol takes an innovative approach by empowering beverage retailers to take an even more active role in preventing underage access to alcohol. Civil Penalty programs are now being advocated for in states throughout the country.
Responsible Retailing Forum
ABL and its affiliates are active members in the Responsible Retailing Forum . The RRF brings together public and private stakeholders regulatory and enforcement agencies; attorneys general; public health agencies and advocates; retailers and their associations; distributors and producers; and researchers—in order to (1) identify and promulgate Best Practices to prevent underage sales of age-restricted products; and (2) examine the impacts of RR policies from the diverse perspectives of these different stakeholders.
Responsible Hospitality Institute
The Responsible Hospitality Institute is a central clearinghouse and facilitator of national, state and local networks seeking to create more safe and vibrant places to socialize. ABL has been involved on the RHI board for the past seven years.