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For Immediate Release: April 8, 2004
94-Year-Old National Reform Crusader to Promote Voting in 2004 Election
Doris "Granny D" Haddock in Iowa Next Week to Register Iowans to Vote!

Des Moines- National campaign finance reform champion and political activist Doris "Granny D" Haddock will be in Iowa next week registering working Iowa women to vote and promoting Voter-Owned Elections, an Iowa campaign finance reform movement.

Granny D is most well-known for her 3,200 mile walk across the country at the age of 90 to raise awareness of the need for national campaign finance reform.

Granny D's newest crusade, at the age of 94, is called Working Women Vote! 2004. Granny D is traveling around the country, taking on the jobs of working women who need a break to register to vote.

On April 12th through April 15th Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement members will be hosting Granny D in Ames and Des Moines while she registers working women to vote, visits with young people at highschools to highlight the importance of participating in democracy, and speaks out about the importance of Voter-Owned Elections in Iowa.

While the voter registration drive takes a little less shoe leather than her campaign finance reform walkathon, Granny D had this to say about her new national campaign, "Working women have a hard time voting because of all the demands on their time. I know because I worked for many years in a shoe factory. Those of us who now have some time on our hands can make it a little easier for these hard working, common sense women. If they vote, America will elect good people."

If you are interested in interviewing Granny D, or you need more information, contact Carissa Lenfert at 515-282-0484 or Tyler Uetz at 515-255-0800, or by e-mail at Additional information can also be found at and


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