Is 90 the new 40? Maybe...
Several hundred people gathered last week at the New Hampshire Statehouse to honor and celebrate the life of the state’s, indeed the nation’s, best known political activist, Granny D.
Long before her famous walk across the country at the age of 90, Doris “Granny D” Haddock was an activist.
In Alaska, she helped save a native village from destruction by nuclear bomb testing.
With her feisty, unrelenting and passionate advocacy for participatory democracy, this five-foot-tall great grandmother is a role model for people of all ages.
I have great respect for this tough cookie who demands that Washington lawmakers clean up their act.
90 year old "Granny D" walked 3,200 miles from California to Washington, D.C. to dramatize the need to restore representative government in America and reduce the role of special interest money in politics.
"Doris Haddock set out to walk across America to protest the betrayal of democracy by money in politics. That mission she accomplished...This is no "innocent" grandmother naively protesting a cause...Granny D is a seasoned activist, an eloquent speaker and writer and an acute observer of the world around us."
-Bill Moyers, Journalist
"Granny D, the crusader for campaign finance reform, is such an adorably 'sweet old lady' that one forgets how tough she has been and how consistent she has been. You want to know where to get the strength, courage and optimism to keep fighting for change? Watch 'Granny D Goes to Washington.' The documentary of her work is inspiring."
-Molly Ivins, syndicated columnist