Marches in support 
of campaign reform

Last modified: 1/14/2015 7:05:01 PM
This week, reform-minded residents will walk across New Hampshire in four simultaneous NH Rebellion marches covering more than 300 miles from Portsmouth, Nashua, Keene, and Dixville Notch to Concord.

The Keene route will kick off on Saturday at Soldier’s Monument in Central Square at 9 a.m. Local events along the route include “Granny D: The Power of One,” a play by Dixie Tymitz, on Satuday at 6 p.m. at the Dublin Community Center; a lunch presentation with Zephyr Teachout at the Unitarian Church in Peterborough on Sunday 11:30 a.m.; and a dinner and discussion at the Bennington Congregational Church on Sunday at 5 p.m.,

The weekend will also include a Martin Luther King Day celebration at New England College in Henniker on Monday at 6:30 p.m. Speakers will include Gilles Bissonette, lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union, speaking on voter suppression and civil rights. The event will be held in the New England College Great Room, 98 Bridge St., Henniker.

On Jan. 21, the marches will converge on the State House in Concord for a rally declaring to the 2016 presidential candidates that New Hampshire voters are “Not for Sale.”

“We are deeply concerned that elections are being bought and paid for by a handful of private interests looking out for themselves--not the American people,” said Daniel Weeks, executive director of Open Democracy and a ConVal high school graduate. “As the first-in-the-nation primary state, we are putting the presidential candidates on notice that New Hampshire voters are sick and tired of outside interests spending millions to influence our elections. We’re walking across New Hampshire to demand the next president commit to reforming this corrupt system on day one.”

NH Rebellion is part of Open Democracy, a Concord-based nonpartisan reform organization. To learn more or register for the walk, visit

See page 13 for more on the one-woman show about Granny D.

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