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NHRebellion finishes march across New Hampshire!!
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.”
Clip from Friday’s NH Rebellion rally at the Unitarian Universalist Church. On Jan. 24 the Unitarian Universalist Church in Nashua was NH Rebellion central, serving as host for the fledgling organization’s celebration of the resurrection of the spirit