Throughout the month of April, communities across New Hampshire will be treated to performances of “Granny D: The Power of One” a play which portrays the efforts of one woman to draw attention to the need for campaign finance reform and her contention that money in politics had betrayed our representative democracy.
Actress and playwright Dixie Tymitz brings Haddock and her legendary feat to life. Tymitz is a professional actress, singer and storyteller from Pittsburgh, PA who has performed the play in venues across the country.
Please click on the links below for more information about each performance:
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Saturday Walk Celebrates Granny D 's 3200-mile Mission for Campaign Finance Reform
DUBLIN, NH--- On the 20th anniversary of Doris "Granny D" Haddock's walk across the United States, activists, walkers, politicians, elders, youth and friends of Doris will gather in Dublin and Peterborough this Saturday to celebrate in Granny D style: They're going to walk six miles, carrying messages against Big Money politics and corruption.
It's the 20th anniversary of Granny D's walk across the United States! Join us Saturday, Aug. 3 for the Granny D Memorial Walk from Granny's home in Dublin, NH and walk six miles to Peterborough, NH's Depot Square. Can't do 6 miles? Walk with us the last mile, or just join us for the lunch & rally.
In the wake of a complaint filed Monday by seven Republican members of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, Open Democracy Executive Director Olivia Zink urged state officials to “hold all political organizations to the same standard.”
“Granite Staters are tired of having out-of-state organizations tell us how we should vote,” Zink said. “It’s even more offensive when the group sidesteps political disclosure laws by calling themselves a nonprofit organization.”
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