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PRESS CONTACT: Alexander Lee, (603) 226-3098
Granny D Walks for Clean Elections in NH
Canterbury , NH- On Sunday, August 20th, at 4 p.m., Doris Granny D Haddock, now in her 97th year, will walk from Canterbury Elementary School through Canterbury Center to Hackleboro Orchards. The purpose of the walk is to increase awareness about public funding of elections and the influence of money on politics. Walkers will convene at the Canterbury Elementary School parking lot in the village of Canterbury at 3:30 p.m. and make their way to Hackleboro Orchards, where Granny D will deliver a speech about clean elections at a political campaign rally for Alexander Lee of Concord, who is running as the Register of Probate in Merrimack County and has taken a pledge to accept only $5 contributions.
Doris Granny D Haddock, who ran for US Senate in 2004, lives in Dublin, New Hampshire. She was born January 24, 1910, in Laconia, New Hampshire. On January 1, 1999, at the age of 89, she began a 3,200-mile walk across the country to demonstrate her concern for campaign finance reform, walking ten miles each day for fourteen months and making speeches along the way. She walked through over 1,000 miles of deserts and climbed the Appalachian Range in blizzard conditions. She skied the last 100 miles into Washington, D.C. when a historic snowfall made roadside walking impossible. When she arrived in D.C., Granny D was met by 2,200 people, representing a wide variety of reform groups. Several dozen Members of Congress walked the final miles with her.
This event is the first in a series of walks that Granny D will complete to promote the public funding of campaigns in New Hampshire. Walkers are encouraged to bring their own signs or placards and will be provided with a brochure about fair elections and clean government. For more information, to RSVP, or to become involved in efforts with Granny D, contact Ruth Meyer at (603) 352-8580 or firstname.lastname@example.org.