Doris Haddock

American political activist

Doris "Granny D" Haddock (born Ethel Doris Rollins; 24 January, 19109 March, 2010) was an American political activist from New Hampshire. Haddock achieved national fame when, between the ages of 88 and 90, starting on January 1, 1999, and culminating on February 29, 2000, she walked over 3,200 miles (5,100 km) across the continental United States to advocate for campaign finance reform. In 2004, she ran unsuccessfully as a Democratic challenger to incumbent Republican Judge Gregg for the U.S. Senate.

Democracy is not something we have, it's something we do


  • Democracy is not something we have, it's something we do.
    • Run Granny Run'
  • I, for one, am certainly going to continue to raise a little hell.
    • Discussing her post-election life in her documentary.
  • I may have lost the election but I have not lost my reason to live.
  • Our country is supposed to be of the people, by the people and for the people, and if that's not worth fighting for I don't know what is.
  • I want to plant a few more seeds here and there before they plant me.
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