Based on the book You’re Never Too Old to Raise a Little Hell with special presentations on campaign finance reform to Government classes
Doris “Granny D” Haddock 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 across the continental United States to advocate for campaign finance reform. In 2004, she ran unsuccessfully as a Democratic challenger to incumbent Republican Judd Gregg for the U.S. Senate. Haddock's walk across the country followed a southern route and took more than a year to complete, starting on January 1, 1999, in southern California and ending in Washington, D.C., on February 29, 2000.
"Dixie's performance of her Granny D play in my class was a breakthrough for many of my students in understanding why campaign finance reform is so important to realizing true democracy in this country."
Dr. Phyllis Zrzavy, Professor of Media Studies, Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH
“This show is about almost insurmountable odds; inspirational for today's youth who need strong, positive role-models, and for the elderly who despair. The actress is so skilled she becomes this remarkable lady.” Joyce Sterling, Equity Actress
"Pitched perfectly for our high school students, Dixie's portrayal of Doris Haddock (Granny D) rings with authenticity. She tells her story with verve."
Jason Lambert, English and Philosophy teacher, ConVal High School, Peterborough, NH
This program is sponsored by the Granny D in the Schools Committee, a subcommittee of PACE (Promoting Active Civic Engagement) whose mission is to carry on Granny D’s legacy.