January Press Release

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New Hampshire Rebellion Launches Four Marches Across New Hampshire to End Political Corruption

From Dixville Notch, Portsmouth, Keene, and Nashua to Concord: From one march last winter to four marches in 2015, hundreds of NH residents to unite for change

Concord, NH - The New Hampshire Rebellion today announced its second annual walk across New Hampshire, where citizens will be able to send a message to presidential candidates that NH voters are “no longer for sale.” From January 11 to 21, hundreds of walkers will brave the elements and walk more than 250 miles from the four corners of the Granite State, converging on the State House in Concord on January 21st.  Walks will be held simultaneously from Dixville Notch, Portsmouth, Keene, and Nashua. In Concord, NH Rebellion founder Lawrence Lessig and state and national reform leaders will headline a rally in front of the State House.

“The growth of this movement here in New Hampshire shows that people across the state from every political background are taking a stand to stop systemic corruption in our political system” said Jeff McLean, Director of the NH Rebellion, a campaign of Open Democracy. “The demand on candidates to spend the majority of their time raising money from narrow interests artificially heightens polarization and leads to the dysfunction of Congress and its historically low level of public approval. It is time we take on this root issue.”

Last January, 207 walkers marched 190 miles from Dixville Notch to Nashua in cold and snow. The two-week effort reached 3.2 million people nationally and internationally and also reached more 625,000 Granite Staters.

The non-partisan walks represent a continuation of Doris “Granny D” Haddock’s historic walk across the country for campaign finance reform at the age of 90 and also serve as a tribute to internet activist Aaron Swartz.

NH Rebellion is part of Open Democracy, the Concord-based nonpartisan reform organization founded by Granny D. "If the legendary NH reformer Granny D could leave the comfort of her home and walk across the US for the sake of our democracy in her 90th year, we too can brave the cold this January and walk to reclaim our republic from big money special interests," said Dan Weeks, Executive Director of Open Democracy. "We call on every citizen of the state to join us in declaring to the presidential candidates and the nation that we won't be bought."

To learn more about the NH Rebellion, please visit:www.nhrebellion.org. To register for the walk please visit:walk.nhrebellion.org. You can also follow us on Twitter @nhrebellion and on Facebook at:facebook.com/nhrebellion.