Time marches on

Marchers for campaign finance reform carry on the fight on the 20th anniversary of Doris Granny D Haddock’s walk across the United States on Saturday as they walk along Route 101 from Haddock’s former home in Dublin to Depot Square in Peterborough. Granny D’s 14-month journey ended on the Capitol steps when she was 90. She traversed deserts and mountains, cities and farms in covering more than 3,200 miles on foot. She was arrested as part of a protest in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington in April of 2000, but her effort helped to draw support to the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform law, which, at the time, set some firm limits on political donations.