The Coalition for Open Democracy is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1997 by a group of campaign finance reform activists, including the legendary Doris "Granny D" Haddock.
Our mission is political equality for all through an open, accountable, trusted government free from the corruption of big money politics.
We work to increase civic participation and restore accountable government in New Hampshire and the nation.
Through our project NH Rebellion, more than 3,000 "Rebels" have walked a cumulative total of more than 40,000 miles to get Big Money out of politics. These modern-day "Rebels" are carrying on the legacy of Granny D -- who famously walked across the United States to raise public support for the McCain-Feingold Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act.
Open Democracy works across partisan lines to educate and advocate for public funding of campaigns. Here in New Hampshire, voters of all political ideologies are concerned about donor influence: eight-out-of-ten of us believe special interests have more influence than voters. Almost two-thirds of voters support a system of public campaign funding that could balance the influence of Big Money in state elections -- including 50% of Republicans, 68% of Independents and 70% of Democrats.
We also support other reforms including redistricting, disclosure and protection of voters' rights.