Statement of Frank Clemente, Director, Public Citizen’s Congress Watch at “Granny D” Walk and Rally for Reform

 

For Immediate Release:
Contact: Dan O’Sullivan

February 29, 2000
(202) 454-5151

Statement of Frank Clemente, Director, Public Citizen’s Congress Watch

at “Granny D” Walk and Rally for Reform

Public Citizen’s Ode to Granny D

I thought that I would never see

An activist like Granny D.

Driven by a noble cause

To change our campaign finance laws,

This Granny took it to the street

To fight big money with her feet.

She walked across our nation wide,

And talked about the great divide

Between the influential types

And common folk with common gripes.

She walked 3,000 miles to fix

Big money’s hold on politics.

She educated kids in schools,

From Little Rock to Santa Cruz.

Her website got a lot of hits,

As she gave Mitch McConnell fits.

And now I look around and see

A thousand future Granny Ds —

Citizens inspired to act,

‘Til real campaign reform’s a fact.

So, for your courage and tenacity,

America thanks you, Granny D.