Women's Democratic Club of Muskingum County

Our Purpose:
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

 For 2017:
Jan Bradshaw, President

Martha Sullivan, Vice President and Secretary
Melanie Kish, Treasurer
Gretchen Fathauer, Webmaster and Corresponding Secretary

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

Upcoming Events

Sun., Mar. 18, St. Patrick's Day party, 5:30 - 8:00 pm (Please note time change), at VFW Hall, 1318 Putnam, Zanesville.  Baked potato bar, salads, beverages and desserts.  Cash bar.  Silent auction.  Half and half raffle.

$20 each, or $35 for a couple. Reservations requested.  For tickets or to RSVP, send checks payable to MAWDPAC to Melanie Kish, PO Box 133, Gratiot, OH 43740, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Candidates speaking:
Candidate for Governor of Ohio:  Joe Schiavoni
Candidate for Lt. Governor of Ohio:  Stephanie Dodd
Candidates for 12th District, US House of Representatives:  Danny O'Connor, John Peters, John Russell, Doug Wilson, Ed Albertson
US Senate Candidate for the 6th District:  Shawna Roberts
Ohio House Candidate for the 78th District:  Amber Daniels
Ohio House Candidates for the 97th District:  Kristine Geis and Jennifer Riesbeck Mahoney
Candidate for Muskingum County Commissioner:  John Bates

Need more information?  Call:
Bobbie Durfee, 740-454-2688
Melanie Kish, 740-787-2203

Mon., Mar. 19, Ed Albertson Town Hall Meeting, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, at McIntire Library, Meeting Room B, 220 N. 5th St., Zanesville.  Free and open to the public.  This event will give the public a chance to voice their concerns, ask questions, and hear directly from local candidates.  Attendees will choose topics covered.
Ed Albertson, Candidate for US House of Representatives, 12th District
Kristine Geis and Jennifer Riesbeck Mahoney, Candidates for Ohio House, 97th District

Tue., Mar. 20, WDC meeting, 6 pm, Gant House, 1845 W. Main, Zanesville.  NOTE TIME CHANGE to 6 pm.

Wed., Mar. 21, Muskingum County Democrats, 7:30 pm, Democratic HQ, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville. 

Wed., Apr. 11, Meet & Greet with Senator Joe Schiavoni, Candidate for Ohio Governor, & Stephanie Dodd, Candidate for Ohio Lieutenant Governor, 5 - 7 pm, at Weasel Boy Brewing Company, 126 Muskingum Ave., Zanesville.

(Stephanie Dodd, left, and Joe Schiavoni, upper right)

Young Dem:  $25
Supporter:  $50
Friend:  $100
Sponsor:  $250
Host:  $500
Please RSVP to Monica DeTota at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 614-313-6436.
Please make checks payable to:  Friends of Joe Schiavoni
Please send checks to:  87 Westchester Drive, Austintown, Ohio 44515


Help end voter suppression!

to demand that Congress restore the Voting Rights Act.

Join the ODP Truth Team--
Text Ohio to 90975 to get involved.

The Truth Team is a rapid-response coalition of volunteers, neighborhood team leads, writers and fact-checkers coming together against the party of Trump.

Votebuilder software workshop, Central Committee, March 28, 2017:

Photos, Barney and Vina Reilly

We the People Muskingum--resisting Trump agenda
OR This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This group is not affiliated with the Democratic Party, but may be of interest because it's opposing the Trump agenda.

Gerrymandering in our county:

Muskingum County is in 2 congressional districts, which dilutes the county's voice in the U. S. House of Representatives.

*6th District contains Zanesville Ward 1B precinct 2, and townships--Adams, Cass, Highland, Jackson (Frazeysburg), Dresden North, Dresden South, Licking A and B, Madison, Monroe, Muskingum A-C, Perry North and South, Salem, New Concord, Norwich, Union, Washington A-C.

**12th District contains Zanesville Wards 1A, 1B precinct 1, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 5A, 5B, 5C, 6A, 6B, 6C, and townships—Blue Rock, Brush Creek, Clay, Falls A-H, Harrison (contains Philo), Hopewell A-C, Meigs, Newton (contains Fultonham, Ironspot, Moxahala, Rolling Plains, White Cottage), Rich Hill, Salt Creek, S. Zanesville, Springfield A-C, Wayne (contains Wayne Twp. A-C, and Duncan Falls).

The current congressional map, based on the 2010 census, was gerrymandered to favor Republicans in 12 out of 16 districts.  Districts are NOT compact:

6th Congressional District (left), 12th District on right


 Some proposed maps that would result in more competitive and fair districts: 


How Gerrymandering works:

(The above illustration shows how odd-shaped districts can overcome a blue majority, giving red control despite being outnumbered.)

List of Indivisible groups within 100 miles of Zanesville:  CLICK HERE

(Indivisible is not a Democratic group, but may be of interest because it's resisting the Trump agenda.)

For more info on newly forming Indivisible group in Muskingum County, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DOWNLOAD "Indivisible:  A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda"

(Former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen.)

Press Conference coming up 4th week of January in Zanesville about methane gas health threats in our area from fracking; we encourage the Trump administration to keep regulations on Methane gas.  The map shows that Muskingum County is in the area most affected.  Cancer and respiratory illnesses are among the effects of high methane exposure.  Conference date and time will be posted when we get them.

Women's Democratic Club of Muskingum County




(St. Patrick's Day fund raiser, March 12, 2017)

To get email notices of upcoming events

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(Please type in "Event Updates" in your email.)

The Women's Democratic Club of Muskingum County meets on 3rd Tuesdays, 6 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 Memorial Band Concerts,
Zane's Landing Park, Zanesville.
(Martha Sullivan and Amy Underwood)

(Mary Shrader, Sandy Gentry and Mary Bates, at 2012 Ice Cream Social)

90th Birthday party, 2013

Update on Mary Shrader:
Mary has moved.  She'd welcome cards and letters.

Wingate Residence
353 Blackstone Blvd., Apt. 4315
Providence, RI 02906

Links to our friends...

Ohio Democratic Party

Muskingum County Democratic Party

Ohio Young Democrats

Morgan County Democratic Party

Indivisible Group--resisting Trump agenda

We the People Muskingum--resisting Trump agenda

Kathleen Clyde, State Representative, 75th House District
http://www.kathleenclyde.com   ~   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Muskingum County Young Democrats


Ian Dooley and Sen. Sherrod Brown

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:

Troy Balderson
Senate Capital Building 1
Capitol Square, Ground Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone:  614-266-8976