2020 Granny D Memorial Walk

Please join us for the Annual Granny D Memorial Walk on August 8, 2020 in Keene, NH. This year our theme is "100 Years of Women Walking for Democracy."   We're celebrating not only our founders, Dublin, NH's Doris "Granny D" Haddock, we're also celebrating 100 years since the ratification of the 19 Amendment on August 18th! PLEASE BE SURE TO  READ THE WAIVER BELOW!

We're doing things a little different and in a different place this year!  We will plan to meet at 10 Gilbo Ave in Keene at 1 pm

 There will be two walks, (one approx. 1.5 mi and one that is 4 miles), with folks carrying signs and walking on city sidewalks to maximize visibility, then return to the bandstand in Central Square by 2:30 pm for a rally with music, speakers and ice cream!                                   

  • There is no cost to the event, but we would appreciate donations to help pay for the music and rentals
  • This will be a "safe" event.  Masks required, as well as social distancing.   
  • We will observe all traffic laws and local ordinances.
  • To celebrate the suffragists,  you can wear white and wear a sash (purple and gold were frequently used) This isn't required, but we thought it would be fun!
  • You will need to bring a water bottle (we'll have refills), sunscreen, a hat and a chair, if you want one at the rally. 
  • You will also be required to sign our standard walk waiver.  We  will email you a link to digitally sign to minimize touching at the event.  Of course, we will also have some with us, just in case.

So, let's walk like our vote depends on it!    RSVP below to take part.   Remember, as Granny D said,"Democracy is not something we HAVE, it is something we do!"   And she also said, "Vote, Dammit!"

IMPORTANT:  We require a signed waiver for you to participate in the Walk and Rally.  To minimize contact, you may read the waiver online and when you fill out the RSVP and click send, that will constitute agreement for the conditions and serve as a digital signature. (We will also have some at the walk with us)

This event is co-sponsored by League of Women Voters/NH, Peterborough Plus Unit of League of Women Voters, Rights & Democracy NH, Monadnock Rights & Democracy, Historical Society of Cheshire County and WolfPac/NH.


 I acknowledge that I will participate in a walk offered, sponsored in part, or advertised by Coalition for Open Democracy (COD) I recognize and acknowledge that my participation in these activities is purely voluntary and I can commence or cease my involvement at any time.

 I certify that I am in good health and able to participate in these activities. I also understand that I am undertaking these activities at my own risk. I agree to abide by all the rules -and regulations as 'hereinafter amended or supplemented, established by the organizers of these activities, as applicableI further agree that I will follow the safety directions of the walk organizers and will cease walking if the walk organizers decide to terminate the walk at any point for any reason.

I hereby release and forever discharge COD, its organizers, agents, affiliates, volunteers, and employees harmless from and against all claims, demands, suits, or causes of action for injury damages, liability, or expense of every kind and character including, attorney’s fees, defense costs, costs of investigation 'and court costs, arising out of or in any way connected with my participation in these' activities and - any injury or illness that results. I understand that any accidental injury, disease, or death arising from ' participation in this activity, is not included in' the definition of "injury" or "personal injury" under the New Hampshire Workers' Compensation Law and Administrative Regulations. 

I further understand that this Waiver and Release is. absolute as to all claims, demands, suits, actions, or 'causes of -action;' damages, costs, and expenses which may arise as a result of the injury or demise' of myself or as a result of any property damage that could occur while I am participating in this activity except those claims or demands arising from intentional acts or acts of gross negligence of COD employees or volunteers. 


I understand that by RSVP’ing for this event (2020 Granny D Memorial Walk), I am agreeing to all conditions in this waiver.

Don't forget about our replica Granny D hats!  Just $20 each.  Email Doreen and let her know you want one and she will have it there.  If you already own one, make sure to wear it!

August 08, 2020 at 1pm - 3:30pm
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