Granny D 97th Birthday To Be Celebrated at NH State House Jan. 24

DUBLIN, NH­­– Doris Granny D Haddock will be honored on her 97th birthday during an open house from 1-3 p.m. in the Governor’s Executive Council Chambers at the State House in Concord, NH on January 24, 2007. The governor, executive council members, and numerous state legislators are expected to attend.

Special mementoes will be available, along with limited copies of Granny D’s book Walking Across America in My 90th Year. Birthday cake and coffee will be offered during the open house. Members of the trombone and accordion dance band Tattoo will perform a unique rendition of “Happy Birthday”. Tattoo accompanied Granny D at events throughout her U.S. Senate campaign in 2004.

Granny D is currently promoting public funding for statewide elections in New Hampshire through her organization Public Action for Clean Elections (PACE). She has spoken to several hundred state legislators since the November elections to advocate for campaign finance reform.

Doris Granny D Hadddock, lives in Dublin, New Hampshire. She was born January 24, 1910, in Laconia, New Hampshire. She attended Emerson College, raised two children during the Depression, and worked in the shoe industry in Manchester for 20 years. Just before her 90th birthday, she began a 3,200-mile walk across the country to demonstrate her concern for campaign finance reform. She ran for the U.S. Senate in 2004. With her unrelenting advocacy for participatory democracy, this great-grandmother is a woman of toughness and humor who has commanded the interest and respect of lawmakers and citizens alike.

For more information on Granny D, go to www.grannyd.com