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Bill would proclaim 'Granny D Day' on Jan. 24

Added 01-24-20 02:22:01am EST - “A New Hampshire state senator has introduced a bill that would proclaim Jan. 24 as "Granny D Day."” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Bill would proclaim ‘Granny D Day’ on Jan. 24”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire state senator has introduced a bill that would proclaim Jan. 24 as “Granny D Day.”

Doris “Granny D” Haddock, of Dublin, New Hampshire, was a political activist who drew attention to the need for campaign finance reform. She died at age 100 in 2010. Her 110th birthday would have been Jan. 24.

At age 88, she walked more than 3,200 (5,150 kilometers) miles across the United States. She started in California on Jan. 1, 1999. Fourteen months later, she arrived in Washington D.C.

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“Granny D as a fierce activist who dedicated her life to defending democracy,” said Sen. Melanie Levesque, a Democrat from Brookline. She introduced the bill Tuesday to the Senate Election Law and Municipal Affairs Committee.

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