NOW Presents: Live Tribute To Campaign Reform Activist, Granny D
October 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Go, Granny D: “You’re Never too old to Raise a little Hell—”
Never underestimate grannies. At age 90 Doris “Granny D” Haddock blazed a 3200-mile trail across America for campaign finance reform, precipitating the passage of the McCain-Feingold Act. She continued her bipartisan reform efforts in countrywide voter registration drives, issuing her final challenge in 2010 at age 100: “Democracy is a running game. You huddle and you go back in. You keep going.”
Off-Broadway actress Barbara Bates Smith with accompanying musician, Jeff Sebens, highlight the story of this crusader whose steel determination took the world by surprise and elevated her to national fame. Smith summons the granny with the straw hat proclaiming across the U.S. “Corporations are not people! Democracy is!”
There will be lite refreshments, a fun silent auction. The event is free and donations are accepted.