Doris Haddock has passed away at the age of 100.
I first came across the story of “Granny D” several years ago.
If you are one of the masses who believe there is nothing you can do, please spend some time with me, remembering the great and inspirational work of Doris Haddock.
Look in the mirror and ask yourself why you have not become involved. What’s stopping you from standing up and speaking? What’s stopping you from running for local council? What’s stopping you from making a difference?
It’s your country!
Doris Haddock, who walked across the US at the age of 89 to press for changes in election campaign funding, has died at her home in New Hampshire.
Granny D, as she was widely known, trekked 3,200 miles (1,650km) in 1999 and 2000 to draw attention to the high cost of running for office in the US.
A candidate had “to sell his soul” or be a multi-millionaire, she told the BBC during her journey.
In 2004, she ran for the US Senate for the Democrats, losing 66% to 34%.
On 1 January 1999, Granny D set out on her walk across the US, covering about 10 miles a day, six days a week.
Speaking about the then presidential race, she said the amount of money being thrown about was “obscene”.