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H.Con.Res. 253 (111th): Recognizing Doris “Granny D” Haddock, who inspired millions of people through remarkable acts of political activism, and extending the condolences of Congress on the death of Doris “Granny D” Haddock.

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 16, 2010 (Introduced).


IV

111th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. CON. RES. 253

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 16, 2010

submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Recognizing Doris Granny D Haddock, who inspired millions of people through remarkable acts of political activism, and extending the condolences of Congress on the death of Doris Granny D Haddock.

Whereas Doris Granny D Haddock was born on January 24, 1910, in Laconia, New Hampshire;

Whereas Doris Granny D Haddock passed away on March 9, 2010, in Dublin, New Hampshire at the age of 100;

Whereas Doris Granny D Haddock strongly advocated for campaign finance reform;

Whereas, at the age of 90, Doris Granny D Haddock walked approximately 3,200 miles across the United States as a show of support for campaign finance reform;

Whereas Doris Granny D Haddock began the walk for campaign finance reform in the State of California on January 1, 1999, and ended the walk in Washington, District of Columbia, on February 9, 2000;

Whereas Doris Granny D Haddock walked 10 miles a day throughout the walk for campaign finance reform;

Whereas more than 2,000 supporters from a wide variety of reform groups met Doris Granny D Haddock at the end of the walk in Washington, District of Columbia;

Whereas several dozen members of Congress joined Doris Granny D Haddock for the final miles of the walk for campaign finance reform;

Whereas Doris Granny D Haddock went through 4 pairs of sneakers on the walk across the United States;

Whereas Doris Granny D Haddock and the walk for campaign finance reform was the subject of a documentary entitled Run Granny Run;

Whereas Doris Granny D Haddock wrote an autobiography entitled Granny D: You're Never Too Old to Raise a Little Hell;

Whereas the Senate recognized the efforts of Doris Granny D Haddock at the passage of the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform Act;

Whereas Doris Granny D Haddock was a strong political activist throughout her adult life;

Whereas in 2004, at the age of 94, Doris Granny D Haddock ran for the office of Senator of the United States;

Whereas Doris Granny D Haddock was married to James Haddock for 62 years;

Whereas, in the 1960s, Doris Granny D Haddock and James Haddock successfully fought to stop the use of hydrogen bombs to build a port near an Eskimo village in the State of Alaska;

Whereas Doris Granny D Haddock worked for the Bee Bee Shoe Company in Manchester, New Hampshire for 22 years; and

Whereas Doris Granny D Haddock had 2 children, 8 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren: Now, therefore, be it

That Congress—

(1)

recognizes Doris Granny D Haddock, who inspired millions of people through remarkable acts of political activism; and

(2)

extends the condolences of Congress to the Haddock family.