Please join us August 13th for the Annual Granny D Walk and Rally. This year's walk will begin near Granny D's home in Dublin at 9 am. We'll walk approximately 6.2 miles to Depot Square in Peterborough for 12 noon, where we'll enjoy lunch and hear some great speakers!
Our keynote speaker will be Dave Daley, author of "Unrigged: How Americans Are Battling Back to Save Democracy". We'll also hear from longtime conservation activist and friend of Granny D, Francie von Mertens and Rick Hubbard will update us on plans for his cross country walk. We'll also be joined by Grace Aldrich, who is a mother, storyteller, facilitator, and reiki practitioner from Dublin, NH. Granny D was an inspiration for Grace's walking project to protest the family separation policy targeting immigrants.
Also on the agenda for the day is free Ben & Jerry's ice cream and music by The FolkSoul Duo, Leslie Vogel and Fred Simmons, original members of the band Tattoo, which Granny D considered her own personal band!
You can park in Peterborough at Riverwalk (48 Grove St.) and be shuttled to the start of the walk or you can park at the beginning of the walk in the Cobb Meadow School parking lot at 273 Cobb Meadow Rd, Dublin. (the school is closed, but the sign is still there).
Our theme for the walk this year is Walking to Fix Our Democracy.
We will need volunteers! Please email Doreen if you are willing to serve as a shuttle driver, a crossing guard, a setup or clean up person, serving lunch or ice cream or any of the other myriad of volunteer opportunities we will have!
Don't forget to wear your Granny D hat! Don't have one? Pre-order one for $20 by emailing Doreen and letting her know you want one and she will have it there.
The walk is cosponsored by the Peterborough Plus Chapter of the League of Women Voters- NH and Rights and Democracy.
Monday, August 15, 2022 at 06:30 PMPeterborough Town Library in Peterborough, NH
Do you know who your State Senator is? Your State Reps? Who represents you on the 5-
member Executive Council? Has your district changed under the new maps?
Many towns have shifted this year as a result of redistricting. Come find out what it means for
YOU, in a public meeting sponsored by the Peterborough Plus unit of the League of Women
Voters of New Hampshire (LWVNH), representing 13 towns in the Monadnock region.
David Andrews will be our speaker. He drew multiple versions of possible redistricting maps for
the Map-a-Thon project, supported by a coalition of NH groups working for fair voting maps,
including the League of Women Voters. He will walk us through the new maps and what they
mean for our towns, and for the state.
1833 Room :Peterborough Town Library
Monday August 15 at 6:30 pm
Free and Open to the Public.
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 07:00 PMOnline via Zoom
Please join Open Democracy, Common Cause and ReThink Media for a special 1-hour training session on how to spot Misinformation and Disinformation in social media, the difference between the two and how to react to and report it.
Click HERE to RSVP
ReThink Media conducts in-depth media and opinion analysis on democracy issues, informed by all of the publicly available polls and driven by a resources database of tens of thousands of quotes and stories. They know what the public thinks, what messages are driving the narrative, who’s being sourced, and what journalists are driving discourse.
Common Cause has trained thousands of nonpartisan volunteers to serve as voters’ first line of defense against confusing restrictions, outdated infrastructure, and disinformation.
Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 07:00 PM · 4 rsvpsOnline via Zoom
Summer reading break is nearly over and it's time to announce the next book for the Open Democracy Book Club on September 15 at 7 pm Eastern! Authors Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen have confirmed they will attend.
Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want by Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen will be the selected title for September's meeting. This intergenerational duo opens with an essential truth: It’s not the magnitude of a challenge that crushes the human spirit. It’s feeling powerless—in this case, fearing that to stand up for democracy is futile. It’s not, Lappé and Eichen argue. With riveting stories and little-known evidence, they demystify how we got here, exposing the well-orchestrated effort that has robbed Americans of their rightful power. But at the heart of this unique book are solutions. Even in this divisive time, Americans are uniting across causes and ideologies to create a “canopy of hope” the authors call the Democracy Movement. In this invigorating “movement of movements,” millions of Americans are leaving despair behind as they push for and achieve historic change. The movement and democracy itself are vital to us as citizens and fulfill human needs—for power, meaning, and connection—essential to our thriving. In this timely and necessary book, Lappé and Eichen offer proof that courage is contagious in the daring fight for democracy.
About the AuthorsFrances Moore Lappé, author of the multimillion-selling Diet for a Small Planet and seventeen other books, is a recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, the “Alternative Nobel.”
Adam Eichen is a member of the Democracy Matters board of directors and a fellow at the Small Planet Institute. He is the co-author, with Frances Moore Lappé, of the new book Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want. He served as the deputy communications director for Democracy Spring.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------