DORIS "GRANNY D" HADDOCK - INSCRIBED SIGNATURE - HFSID 288128
DORIS HADDOCK The political activist who walked across the United States at the age of 88 to raise awareness for campaign finance reform signs a 3¾x4½ piece of paper Inscribed Signature: "To Frances Bishop/Doris (granny d) Haddock", on a 3¾x4½ piece of paper. With "GRANNY D.
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The political activist who walked across the United States at the age of 88 to raise awareness for campaign finance reform signs a 3¾x4½ piece of paper
Inscribed Signature: "To Frances Bishop/Doris (granny d) Haddock", on a 3¾x4½ piece of paper. With "GRANNY D." printed in bold on it. Doris Haddock (1910-2010) was an American political activist and politician form New Hampshire. She began her political career in 1960 when she and her husband campaigned against planned hydrogen bomb testing at Point Hope, Alaska saving an Inuit fishing village there. When she retired to Dublin, New Hampshire in 1972 she served on the planning board there and was active in the community. In 1995, after the efforts of Senators John McCain and Russ Feingold failed to regulate campaign finances through eliminating soft money, Granny D became increasingly interested in campaign finance reform. On January 1, 1999 at the age of eighty eight she left the Pasadena, California in an attempt to walk across the United Sates to raise awareness and attract support for her cause. She walked around ten miles a day for fourteen months and attracted a lot of media attention. She finished her trek on April 21, 2000 ending at the Capitol on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. She and thirty one others were arrested for reading the Declaration of Independence in the Capitol and charged with demonstrating in the capitol building. She later wrote two books. In 2004, at the age of 94, she ran for a U.S. Senate seat in New Hampshire and captured around thirty four percent of the votes, losing to the incumbent Republican. In 2007 HBO released a documentary on her titled Run Granny Run, about her senate campaign. Irregularly cut edges. Fine condition.
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