The Senate has passed a bill that would designate next January 24th as Granny D. Day.
Granny D., officially Doris Haddock, championed campaign finance reform, walking across the country about a dozen years ago.
In 2004, she unsuccessfully ran for U.S. Senate.
Originally, the legislation had called to commemorate Haddock’s birthday every year.
But Republican Senator Jack Barnes said no matter how impressive her accomplishments, lawmakers shouldn’t pass out special days too easily.
"There aren’t many people that have had that honor to have a day named after them in the state of New Hampshire. As a matter of fact the state of New Hampshire has only had one person in all of its history recognized with a day continuing on."
Right now, every fourth Monday in April is General John Stark Day, the revolutionary war hero.
Granny D. supporters say they plan to return next year to encourage lawmakers to make the activist’s birthday an annual event.