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    CONCORD NH:  New Hampshire native Doris "Granny D" Haddock didn't settle into a rocking chair at age 88.  She took a 3,200 mile walk from Pasadena, California to Washington DC – to get big money out of politics.

    In October, actress Dixie Tymitz will honor Haddock’s legacy with her one-woman, one-act play "Granny D:  The Power of One” which will be performed at various times and venues around the state.

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  • Actor/Activist Sam Waterston in Concord with Lawrence Lessig September 18, 2018

    Actor Sam Waterston will be onstage at Concord’s Capitol Center for the Arts on September 18, for a “Conversation” with Harvard Law School professor Lawrence Lessig sponsored by Open Democracy. Part of the event is reserved for audience Q&A.

    For more information and to buy tickets, click here.

    The actor – best known for roles on Grace and Frankie, Law & Order, and The Newsroom – is also an activist for campaign finance reform. Waterston addressed Open Democracy at its “NH Rebellion: We the People Convention” in February 2016, saying:

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  • Fifth Annual “Granny D Memorial Walk” -- Six-mile NH Rebellion Walk to Fix Big Money in Politics

    Dublin, NH --- Supporters of campaign reform will hold the Fifth Annual “Granny D Memorial Walk” from Dublin to Peterborough this Saturday, August 25. Walkers will gather at 9:00 am near Granny D’s home on Cobb Meadow Road, Dublin, for a six-mile walk ending in Depot Square Park in Peterborough. Food and entertainment will be provided at the end of the march, in Depot Square around noon. The event is free and open to the public.

    “Money in politics doesn’t just affect government policies. We’re at the point where it is eroding people’s faith in government,” said Adam Eichen, co-author of Daring Democracy and a Communication Strategist for Equal Citizens. 

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  • NH Rebellion to hold Fifth Annual Seacoast Walk -- Citizens to Walk for Our Nation’s Independence from Special Interests

    Campaign reform activists will kick off their Fifth Annual Seacoast Walk at 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 7th at the John Paul Jones Memorial site in Kittery, Maine – symbolically bringing Clean Elections across the state border in a walk ending in Market Square, Portsmouth.

    “This Independence Day, we remember what sparked the American Revolution: citizens who were tired of a government that did not represent them,” said Open Democracy Executive Director Olivia Zink. To date, more than 1,300 people have walked a total of more than 40,000 miles as part of NH Rebellion, a project of Open Democracy.    

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  • Open Democracy Calls for Equal Treament of All Political Groups

    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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