Granny D Walkers Led by Lawrence Lessig Arrive at New Hampshire Capitol on Anniversary of Citizens United
Concord, NH — On January 11, 2014, 15 years after Granny D began her walk for campaign finance reform, over 50 walkers led by Harvard Law School Professor Lawrence Lessig began an 185 mile walk through New Hampshire from Dixville Notch, NH to Nashua, NH. The New Hampshire Rebellion will arrive in Concord, NH today, January 20, 2014, just in time for the anniversary of the Supreme Court case Citizens United v. FEC, kicking off a week of events featuring leading experts and advocates.
Joined by executive director of Public Campaign Nick Nyhart, Congressman John Sarbanes (D-MD), former Governor of Louisiana Charles "Buddy" Roemer, host of The Young Turks Cenk Uygur, Americans for Campaign Reform president Barbara Lawton, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Hedrick Smith, and others, the Granny D walkers of the New Hampshire Rebellion seek to ignite a campaign to fix our broken government. Their goal is to recruit New Hampshirites to ask just one question of every presidential candidate in 2016: How are you going to end the system of corruption in Washington?
According to Lawrence Lessig, "When we began planning this project just ten weeks ago, we never imagined it'd take off so quickly and finish so strong. Like Granny D, we believe that unless we end the corrupting influence of money in politics, no important issue will be resolved sensibly. If you live along the corridor from Concord to Nashua, we invite anyone to walk with us, even for just an hour. "
The walkers have been greeted at each stop on their 14-day trip by enthusiastic car horns and handshakes, and have been hosted along the way by New Hampshire supporters. Some of these interactions have been documented and are available in photos and videos on the NHRebellion.org website. A video recapping the first week's journey, which included Ben and Jerry's founder Ben Cohen, is now available.
For more information on the NHRebellion or to schedule any interviews, please contact Szelena Gray, email@example.com and 603-242-1145.