“Granny D” Visits Fairfax Campus

Posted: February 3, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Doris Haddock, the 90-year-old woman who is walking across America to promote campaign finance reform, visits the Fairfax Campus on Monday, Feb. 7. She will be speaking at 7 p.m. in the Johnson Center auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Known as Granny D–the name her grandchildren and great-grandchildren call her–Haddock began her hike in Los Angeles on Jan. 1, 1999, headed for Washington, D.C. She walks 10 miles a day, despite arthritis and emphysema, and recently skied cross-country between Cumberland, Md., and Harpers Ferry, W.Va., because of poor walking conditions. Granny D celebrated her 90th birthday on Jan. 24 in Cumberland with a party and a speech in which she said, “A flood of special interest money has carried away our own representatives and our own senators, and all that is left of them–at least for those of us who do not write $100,000 checks–are the shadows of their cardboard cutouts.”

Haddock plans to walk into Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Feb. 29. For more information about her trek, see her website. For information on her visit to George Mason, call the Department of Public and International Affairs at x31400.

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