Women's Democratic Club of Muskingum County
To unite women of the Democratic Party
To encourage active participation of women in politics
To promote community and educational functions
To promote the principles of the Democratic Party
Why we are PROUD to be Democrats!
The Democratic Party's achievements that benefit us all:
- Social Security Act
- GI Bill of Rights
- Civil Rights Act
- Fair Labor Standards: Minimum Wage, 8 Hour Day, 40 Hour Week, Overtime Pay, Child Labor Laws
- Federal Farm Loan Act
- Safe Food, Drug, Air and Water Acts
- Pell Grants/Student Loan Reform
- Women's Right to Vote
- Hate Crimes Prevention Act
- Free Public Schools
- Family & Medical Leave Act
- Americans with Disabilities Act
- Voting Rights Act
- American Reinvestment & Recovery Act
- Fair Pay Act
- Medicare and Medicaid
- Affordable Care Act
Muskingum Women Democrats Club:
Club President: Melanie Kish
Vice President: Nancy Harvey
Treasurer: Barbara Anderson
Recording Secretary: Martha Sullivan
Webmaster, Corresponding Secretary: Gretchen Fathauer
July 2014 Ice Cream Social
some of our club members with Ohio Secretary of State candidate Nina Turner
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Tuesday, Mar. 15, Democratic Primary Election Results:
President: Hillary Clinton
US Senate: Ted Strickland
US Congress, 6th District: Michael L. Lorentz
US Congress, 12th District: Edward Albertson
Ohio Supreme Court--John P. O'Donnell, Cynthia Rice
Ohio 5th Court of Appeals--Earle Wise
Muskingum County Commissioner--Jerry Lavy, Dale Phillips
Muskingum County Democratic Party Central Committee:
2nd Ward, Grant A. Hutcheson
4th Ward, Scott Hillis
5th Ward, James M. Crannell
6th Ward, Martha J. Sullivan
Blue Rock Twp., Gretchen J. Fathauer
Brush Creek Twp., Robert J. Pletcher
Harrison Twp., Lloyd R. Miller
Hopewell Twp., Melanie Kish
Jefferson Twp., John L. Furek
Monroe Twp., Charles F. Klein
Muskingum Twp., James McGreevy
Perry Twp., Marlee Gibson
Salt Creek Twp., Cheryl Wyatt
Springfield Twp., Bernard Reilly
Union Twp., Joe Pastre
Wayne Twp., Barry McElfresh
Sun., April 10, 2:00 - 4:00 pm - Ed Albertson Campaign Kick-off, Candidate for Ohio 12th Congressional District (running against Rep. Pat Tiberi), at Dawes Arboretum Firelight Room, 7770 Jacksontown Rd., Newark.
Ed Albertson at our recent
St. Patrick's Day party.
Thu., April 14 - Sat., April 16 - Federated Democratic Women of Ohio Spring Convention, at Quail Hallow Resort, 11080 Concord-Hambden Rd., Painesville. Reservations due by March 21. Reservations, call Norma 330-296-3792. Saturday luncheon and registration are $42. Rooms are available at the resort, see: www.quailhallowresort.com
Thu., April 14 - deadline to register for Women's Legislative Summit. Click here to REGISTER
Tue., April 19 - Women's Democratic Club meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.
Wed., April 20 - Women's Legislative Summit, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm, Trinity Episcopal Church, 125 E. Broad St., Columbus. Some topics to be discussed: legislative panels, violence against women, women's health, women's business and economic justice, equal pay, advocacy tips.
Wed., April 20 - Muskingum County Democrats meeting, 7:30 pm, at Democratic HQ, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.
Thu., April 28 and Fri., April 29 - Carr Cake Auction at Colony Square Mall, Zanesville. Our club will have a cake for sale in this auction. Club members are encouraged to donate "incentives" like gift certificates or other items to add to our cake's value. Proceeds from the sale go to the Carr Center. Our cake, # 349, will be auctioned at 3:00 pm on Friday, April 29.
Tue., May 3, 5:30 pm - 7:00 - Ohio Democratic Dual County Blue Cocktail Hour at Zak's Restaurant, 32 North 3rd St., Zanesville. ODP Chairman David Pepper cordially invites you to the 2016 Dual County Blue Cocktail Hour. David Pepper will be our speaker.
Muskingum County (County Commissioner Jerry Lavy, Zanesville Mayor Jeff Tilton, County Chairman Jack Boyd, County Vice Chairwoman Bobbie Durfee, Central Committee Chairman Jim Crannell, Central Committee Vice Chairwoman Melanie Kish, Muskingum County Democratic Club, and Women's Democratic Club of Muskingum County.)
Morgan County (Morgan County Democratic Party, County Chairman Brian McKee, and Former County Chairwoman Claire Farnsworth.)
Host $100 ~ Supporter $50 ~ Attendee $25 (Please make checks payable to Ohio Democratic Party, or credit cards accepted.)
Where to mail in form and payment: Ohio Democratic Party, 340 E. Fulton St., Columbus, OH 43215. CLICK HERE for RSVP forms.
Tue., May 17 - WDC meeting, 7 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville
Wed., May 18 - Muskingum County Democrats meeting, 7:30 pm, at Democratic HQ, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.
Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 2 pm - Dale Phillips' Muskingum County Commissioner Campaign Open House, at Daniel's Events, 1018 Marietta Street, Zanesville.
No entry fee, but food will be available for a small contribution. Other donations accepted.
We have a refreshment stand at the free Zanesville Memorial Band concerts. This is one way we raise money for our club.
Sat., June 11, Nelson T. Gant Annual Birthday Celebration and fund-raiser - 11:00 am to 2:00 pm - at Bryan’s Place, 49 S. 6th St., Zanesville.
Sun., June 19th, Zanesville Memorial Band Concert, 7:00 pm, Zane Landing Park, Zanesville. Volunteers, soft drink, bottled water and snacks are needed. Contact
Sun., July 3rd, Zanesville Memorial Band Concert, 7:00 pm, Secrest Auditorium, 334 Shinnick St., Zanesville. Volunteers, soft drinks, bottled water and snacks are needed. Contact
Sat., July 9 - Nelson T. Gant Foundation Strawberry Festival, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville. Call 740-453-1157 to donate your favorite strawberry dish. Nelson T. Gant was known for serving strawberries and cream to travelers along US 40. The Gant Strawberry Festival recognizes the generosity and hospitality Mr. Gant afforded to many travelers. Join us in the sharing of a variety of strawberry desserts.
Sun., July 17th, Zanesville Memorial Band Concert, 7:00 pm, Zane Landing Park, Zanesville. Volunteers, soft drinks, bottled water and snacks are needed. Contact
WDC holiday luncheon meeting, Nov. 2015:
DELEGATE APPLICATION FORMS TO BE AVAILABLE ONLINE after Nov. 9, 2015
For DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION, July 25-28, 2016
The Ohio Democratic Party (ODP) has adopted the 2016 “Delegate Selection Plan” for the Democratic National Convention which will be held next year July25-28 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Delegates to the National Convention are elected by their fellow Democrats at special Democratic Caucus Meetings held in each Congressional District in Ohio.
If you are interested in being a delegate to the National Convention (or know someone who is) you must fill out and submit a "Declaration of Candidacy" form and "Pledge of Support" forms to ODP. These two forms will be available from ODP online beginning on November 9, 2015.
The deadline for submitting your completed Declaration of Candidacy (application form) and Pledge of Support form to ODP will be December 26, 2016.
Then, a District Pre-Primary Caucus meeting will be held to nominate delegates to the National Convention.
Only those Democrats who submitted the two forms will be eligible to be nominated to attend the National Convention.
Ohio has a total of 165 delegate seats and 12 alternate seats to fill.
More details will be forthcoming from the Ohio Democratic Party on this subject.
More information about the Democratic National Convention delegate’s election process can be found online at: http://ohiodems.org/
More information about the delegate selection process:
The Women's Democratic Club of Muskingum County meets on 3rd Tuesdays, 7 pm
at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville...no longer at Democratic Headquarters, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville
We no longer meet Mondays; at the January 2016 meeting it was changed to Tuesdays.
Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville,
where the Women's Democratic Club meets.
Democratic Headquarters, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville,
where Muskingum County Democrats Club meets.
Our concession stand at Zane's Landing Park, Zanesville.
(Katalin Newsom and Amy Underwood)
(Mary Shrader, Sandy Gentry and Mary Bates, at an Ice Cream Social)
Links to our friends...
Ohio Democratic Party
Muskingum County Democratic Party
Ohio Young Democrats
Morgan County Democratic Party
Muskingum County Young Democrats
Ian Dooley receiving a scholarship from Muskingum County Democrats;
Bobbie Durfee, Ian, and Jim Crannell
Heartbeat Bill - Our club urges our members to protest this bill by writing to:
Senate Capital Building 1
Capitol Square, Ground Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
TPP "Free Trade" Deal
Jim Crannell is strongly opposed to the TPP "Free Trade" agreement that is now being debated in Congress, and brought several article printouts to the June 17, 2015 meeting of the Muskingum County Democrats Club. He has been researching this issue, and shared with the club some articles. He urged us all to ask our representatives to block this deal.
Sen. Sherrod Brown has been speaking out against this deal. Bernie Sanders has consistently opposed proposed free trade agreements, and Hillary Clinton has more recently opposed the TPP as well.
Here are links to these articles:
How the Shenanigans in Congress Over the TPP Trade Deal Threatens the Fundamentals of Our Democracy
How the TPP Amounts to a Corporate Takeover
Awesome Power Is On the Verge of Being Handed Over to Private Banks If TPP Passes
Ponzi Scheme America - You’ve Been Scammed!
Will TPP Kill the Post Office?
The Real Meaning of Obama’s Trade Defeat
What the TPP Really Means: The Weakening of Capitalism
TPP Reduces Human Trafficking and Child Labor to Misdemeanors
Is the TPP Okay With Slavery? Really?
WikiLeaks Strikes Again: Leaked TISA Docs Expose Corporate Plan for Reshaping Global Economy
Is US Trade Rep a Wall Street Crony? Groups Demand Transparency
Barney Frank: Obama Is Making 'A Big Mistake' On TPP
Progressive Change Campaign Committee--Facebook page, scroll down to June 2
Progressive Change Campaign Petition: Tell Congress: Vote NO on fast track for fake trade agreements that kill jobs