Granny D: toward a new democracy

94 year-old New Hampshire resident Doris “Granny D” Haddock has been traveling around the U.S. since October 2003 to register new voters and raise awareness for the November presidential election. A tidbit from today’s email dispatch:

“I am on a long journey to take a good, long last look at my beautiful
country and to encourage as many people as I can to take up the ballot
and to brighten up the colors in our fast fading democracy. It has been
a long journey for me. While I enjoy making so many new friends along
the way, I would rather be back in my home in New Hampshire and walking
for leisure instead of in desperate search for a few more good
Americans to do the right and necessary thing.

I am tired but I have a ways to go. My life has been long and grand,
and I am about done with it, but I am determined to not say goodbye to
all of this until I can go to my rest in the soil of a good democracy.

No political party or candidate or government can do it for us. It is our democracy, but we must live it if we are to have it.”