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

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

Tue., Feb. 16, Women's Democratic Club meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.

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


Thu., Mar. 10, WDC St. Patrick's Day party, 6:00 pm, with candidates speaking, VFW Hall, 1318 Putnam Ave., Zanesville.

Sat., Mar. 13, Legacy Dinner, Ohio Democratic Party, Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., Columbus.  For tickets, CLICK HERE

Tuesday, Mar. 15, Primary Election

Deadline to register to vote in the primary election is Tue., Feb. 16, by 9 pm.

Democrats running:

President:  Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente

US Senate--3 Democrats running--Kelli Prather, P. G. Sittenfeld, and Ted Strickland

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

WDC holiday luncheon meeting, Nov. 2015:



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


 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

FTT "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.

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