For Immediate Release: April 8,
Doris "Granny D"
Haddock in Iowa Next Week to Register Iowans to Vote!
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information can also be found at www.grannyd.com