Muskingum County Women's Democratic Club
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
(Farmers' Market Booth)
The Muskingum County Women's Democratic Club meets on 3rd Mondays, 7 pm
at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville...no longer at Democratic Headquarters, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville
Mon., Dec. 9 - 5:30-6:30 pm - Reception at City Hall for retiring Democratic City Councilman Ted Zakany
prior to the 7 pm City Council meeting. Ted served our party and the city for 26 years on City Council.
There will be no December WDC meeting.
Mon, Jan. 20 - 7 pm - WDC meeting, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main, Zanesville.
We endorse the Freedom to Marry amendment; our members signed a petition to put it on the ballot, and urge others to do the same. www.freedomohio.com
Text of the amendment: "Be it Resolved by the People of the State of Ohio that Article XV, Section 11 of the Ohio Constitution be adopted and read as follows: Section 11. In the State of Ohio and its political subdivisions, marriage shall be a union of two consenting adults not nearer of kin than second cousins, and not having a husband or wife living, and no religious institution shall be required to perform or recognize a marriage."
We are pleased the Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality.
Our Club encourages its members to frequently call Governor Kasich at 614-466-3555
to urge a line item veto of defunding Planned Parenthood in the State Budget. (Or text EnoughOhio to 69866)
The state budget cuts off Planned Parenthood from federal family-planning dollars and bans abortion providers from
transferring patients to public hospitals. It also contains a requirement that women seeking abortions must have
ultrasounds to detect fetal heartbeats, and changes the definition of medical emergency. The new budget also
ends support for Ohio State's Human Trafficking Center. Tax reductions, primarily benefitting businesses
and upper income brackets, will be paid for with higher sales taxes and real estate taxes. The new budget
also does not include a Medicaid expansion under Obamacare.
Kathy Newsom and Amy Underwood are pictured below at our concession stand in 2012:
(Mary Shrader, Sandy Gentry and Mary Bates, at 2012 Ice Cream Social)
Mary Shrader's 90th birthday was celebrated
Sat. June 29, 2 - 4 pm, at the Masonic Lodge, Mound Rd., Duncan Falls
CONGRATULATIONS on your election!
President Barack Obama & Vice President Joseph Biden
Senator Sherrod Brown
Ohio Justices: William O'Neill, Scott Gwin, & Patricia Delaney
County Commissioner Jerry Lavy
State Board of Education 9th Dist., Stephanie Dodd
Click HERE for Calendar of Events.
Club President: Melanie Kish
Vice President: Nancy Harvey
Treasurer: Barbara Anderson
Recording Secretary: Amy Underwood
Corresponding Secretary, Webmaster: Gretchen Fathauer