After losing her spouse of fifty-six years in June 2014, 81-year-old Rhana Bazzini decided it was time to take to the streets. Inspired by Granny D’s walk across the country for campaign finance reform, Rhana began planning “Project Granny D”, a walk from Sarasota to Tallahassee to promote Move to Amend and Campaign Finance Reform. At 5’ 3” and 94 lbs, Rhana is a tightly-packed bundle of energy and she is on a mission to reform our political system to say that corporations are not people and money is not speech!

Rhana’s walk will begin on October 13, 2014.

The walk will help Rhana connect with everyday people along the route educating them about the campaign and getting them to sign petitions along the way. Rhana will also be contacting elected officials in the districts she walks through to get them to take a stand on the issue.

If you are interested, you can join Rhana for part of her walk at the following locations:

Monday, October 13
Day 1 – 8:30am Castel Del Mare, 1638 Stickney Point Road, Apt. 102, Sarasota
Day 1 – 12pm Sarasota Memorial Hospital – 1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
Tuesday, October 14

Day 2 – 9:30am, Ringling Museum, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota

Day 2 – 12:30pm, State College of Florida, 5840 26th Street West, Bradenton
Wednesday, October 15

Day 3 – 10am, Manatee Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 322 15th Street West, Bradenton
Day 3 – 1pm, Sutton Park, 6th Street W. and 10th Avenue West, Palmetto

Rhana will be walking approximately 10 miles a day.  Those who would like to participate don’t have to walk the whole way, they are welcome to show up anywhere along the route and lend their support.

For information:  Rhana Bazzini, [email protected]941-922-3610
Rae Claire Johnson, Statewide Coordinator,  (727) 421-8460[email protected]