They dressed up in old lady hats, aprons and shawls, wrote outrageous songs and sang their message. To learn more, Senior Planet talked to Vickie Ryder, a Raging Granny since 2002.
Every two years we have an “Un Convention,” which alternates between Canada and US.
By the way, when I refer to us as “we,” I’m saying it loosely since I can’t speak for all Grannies. We show up wherever we feel our message needs to be heard.
We might appear at a rally, a farmer’s market, a city council meeting or commission hearing.
We don’t support political parties or candidates—we support issues. The issues we support are sustainable environment; and justice for all oppressed segments of society including women, the LGBT, black, immigrant, and disabled communities. When Obama was in the White House we were still out there fighting.
We don’t align with other organizations, like the ACLU—though we would sing at an ACLU rally. We have songs about Black Lives Matter, anti–police brutality. I don’t see that having a Democrat in the White House will stop war.