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New Hampshire Rebellion

by Demand Progress category: Politics

“Pls RT: #NHR Walk across #NH to fight systemic corruption begins 1/11 #NHpolitics #NHRebellion #rootstrikers #aaronsw http://thndr.it/1eHKLRX

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This campaign ended on January 11, 2014 at 12PM

New Hampshire Rebellion

Fifteen years ago, New Hampshire was at the center of a national movement for fundamental reform.

On New Years Day, 1999, at the age of 88, New Hampshire's Granny D began a walk across the United States, from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., with a simple sign on her chest: CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM.

And on June 30, 1999, at a time when few in Washington would even utter the word "corruption," John McCain helped launch his New Hampshire campaign for President by acknowledging to the citizens of Bedford that campaign money "corrupts our political ideals."

It is hard to imagine two more different people. But these two different souls were united on this one common cause: To change the way campaigns are funded, so as to change this “system of corruption."

This January, we will take up this fight again, by continuing Granny D's walk.  

Beginning on the day that Aaron Swartz  — one of this generation's greatest anti-corruption fighters — died, and ending on the day that Granny D was born, we will cross the state from the top to the bottom, recruiting as many citizens as we can to Granny D’s cause. And then we will ask them to ask every presidential candidate in the 2016 primary just one question:

What will YOU do to end the system of corruption in Washington? 

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