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
Barbara Anderson, 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


 Help end voter suppression!

SIGN THE PETITION
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


Upcoming Events

Tues., May 16, WDC meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main, Zanesville.

Wed., May 17, 5:00 - 8:00 pm, A celebration of life for Katherine Mitzel will be held at her home, 150 Muskingum Ave., Zanesville.  She passed away at home in her sleep overnight on Thursday.  She was a longtime Democrat who contributed much to the community, and will be missed.  Contributions in Katherine's memory may be made to the Muskingum County Community Foundation, 534 Putnam Ave., Zanesville, OH 43701, for the Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics which she co-founded.

Wed., May 17, 7:30 pm, Muskinugum County Democrats meeting, 7:30 pm, at Democratic HQ, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.

Fri., May 19, at 2:00 pm, Senator Sherrod Brown's brother, Charlie, will be in town to talk to us about Sherrod and his campaign. He will be at the Democratic Headquarters, at 46 S. 6th St.

Sat., June 10, Nelson T. Gant Birthday Brunch, 11 am - 2 pm, by the Nelson T. Gant Foundation, held at Bryan Place, 49 N. 6th St., Zanesville.  Keynote speaker:  Kitra Martin-Davis, author of "a peace...for you."  This year's theme, "Continue to Pursue Your Dreams," is a dream come true for our speaker.  Kitra's dream has always been to have the poems she has written through the years published and she has now seen her dream fulfilled.  Please request a reservation by calling Sharon Johnson at 740-408-5088, or mailing a note to the Nelson T. Gant Foundation, PO Box 3183, Zanesville, OH 43701-3183.  OK to pay for tickets at the door.  (Also, the Nelson T. Gant House museum, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville, is open to the public the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month between 11 am and 1 pm.)



We the People Muskingum--resisting Trump agenda
https://www.facebook.com/We-the-People-Muskingum-information-719682614885088/
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.

Wed., May 3, 6:00 pm, We The People meeting at McIntire Library, 220 N. 5th St., Zanesville, Meeting Room B.

Wed., May 10, 1:00 pm, We The People meeting at McIntire Library, 220 N. 5th St., Zanesville.

Tue., May 16, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Planned Parenthood Centennial.  Dinner and program.  Gloria Steinem, political activist and feminist organizer, speaker, and Yvette McGee Brown, former Ohio Supreme Court Justice, special guest.  General registration begins at 6:00 pm.  Greater Columbus Convention Center, Battelle Hall, 400 N. High St., Columbus.  Tickets, $250, and more details at:  http://www.bit.ly/ppgohcolumbus  Parking at:  South Garage, 50 E. Nationwide Boulevard, and West Garage, 37 W. Vine Street.  If you can't attend, you can still make a contribution online.

Fri., May 19, 7:00 pm, General meeting, focusing on gerrymandering, at Weasel Boy Brewing, 126 Muskingum Ave., Zanesville.

Sat., May 20, 11:00 am, Science March (rescheduled), on the steps of Muskingum County Courthouse.


Zanesville Memorial Band Concerts Refreshment Stand

The Zanesville Memorial Concert Band puts on several free band concerts in the summer.  Our club has a refreshment booth at these concerts; sales raise money for our local candidates.

Katalin Newsom and Amy Underwood at our refreshment stand

Concerts begin at 7:00 pm, but our concession stand sets up between 6:15 and 6:30 pm. 

Sunday, June 4, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Zane's Landing Park, Zanesville
Sunday, June 18, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Zane's Landing Park, Zanesville
Sunday, July 2, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Secrest Auditorium, Zanesville - No concession stand, but this is the other concert in the series
Sunday, July 16, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Zane's Landing Park, Zanesville
Sunday, July 30, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Zane's Landing Park, Zanesville

Volunteers are needed.  Contributions of soft drinks and snacks, or cash contributions to buy them, are needed as well.

Please call Melanie Kish to volunteer at 740-787-2203.


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: 

http://www.fairdistrictsohio.org/blog/what-could-fair-congressional-districts-look-like


How Gerrymandering works:

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(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)


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Dale Phillips, candidate for County Commissioner,
receiving a donation for his campaign from our PAC.


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 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
http://ohiodems.org 

Muskingum County Democratic Party
https://www.facebook.com/muskdems

Ohio Young Democrats
http://ohioyd.nationbuilder.com/

Morgan County Democratic Party
http://www.morgancountydemocraticparty.org

Indivisible Group--resisting Trump agenda
https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

We the People Muskingum--resisting Trump agenda
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1850436748568541/

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

http://www.muskingumcyd.com/
https://www.facebook.com/MuskingumCountyYoungDemocrats



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


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
http://www.alternet.org/print/economy/how-political-tactics-congress-tpp-trade-deal-threatens-fundamentals-our-democracy

How the TPP Amounts to a Corporate Takeover
http://www.alternet.org/print/economy/how-tpp-amounts-corporate-takeover

Awesome Power Is On the Verge of Being Handed Over to Private Banks If TPP Passes
http://www.alternet.org/economy/awesome-power-verge-being-handed-over-private-banks-if-tpp-passes

Ponzi Scheme America - You’ve Been Scammed! 
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article42033.htm

Will TPP Kill the Post Office?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dave-johnson/will-tpp-kill-the-post-of_b_7523570.html

The Real Meaning of Obama’s Trade Defeat
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-kuttner/the-real-meaning-of-obamas-trade-defeat_b_7582178.html

What the TPP Really Means: The Weakening of Capitalism
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christine-horner/what-the-tpp-really-means_b_7498610.html

TPP Reduces Human Trafficking and Child Labor to Misdemeanors
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stan-sorscher/tpp-reduces-human-traffic_b_7488536.html

Is the TPP Okay With Slavery? Really?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stan-sorscher/tpp-reduces-human-traffic_b_7488536.html

WikiLeaks Strikes Again: Leaked TISA Docs Expose Corporate Plan for Reshaping Global Economy
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/06/03/wikileaks-strikes-again-leaked-tisa-docs-expose-corporate-plan-reshaping-global

Is US Trade Rep a Wall Street Crony? Groups Demand Transparency
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/05/28/us-trade-rep-wall-street-crony-groups-demand-transparency

Barney Frank: Obama Is Making 'A Big Mistake' On TPP
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/01/barney-frank-tpp-mistake_n_7488796.html

Progressive Change Campaign Committee--Facebook page, scroll down to June 2
https://www.facebook.com/boldprogressives?fref=nf

Progressive Change Campaign Petition: Tell Congress: Vote NO on fast track for fake trade agreements that kill jobs
http://act.boldprogressives.org/survey/stop_tpp/
http://shelltabangaorefinerylife.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-tpp-is-threat-to-working-families.html