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


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

November 8, 2016 General Election
Democrats on Muskingum County Ballots

Click HERE for Polling Place Info

  President   Hillary Clinton
  Vice President   Tim Kaine
  US Senate   Ted Strickland
  Ohio Supreme Court

  John P. O'Donnell

  Ohio Supreme Court   Cynthia Rice
  County Commissioner   Jerry Lavy
  County Commissioner   Dale Phillips
  US Congress, 6th District*   Michael Lorentz
  US Congress, 12th District**   Ed Albertson
  Ohio 5th Court of Appeals   Earle E. Wise
  Ohio 9th, Board of Education   Stephanie Dodd


 

 

 

 

 

 

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.  Districts are NOT compact:

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

 


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


July 2016 Ice Cream Social

Guest Speakers:
Ed Albertson, candidate for Ohio 12th Congressional District

Stephanie Dodd, candidate for Ohio State School Board
Frances Strickland, wife of U.S. Senate candidate, Ted Strickland
Earl Wise, candidate for Ohio 5th District Court of Appeals

(Photos, Martha Sullivan)


Help end voter suppression!

SIGN THE PETITION
to demand that Congress restore the Voting Rights Act.


Poll Workers needed in Nov. Election!

Interested parties should
call the Board of Elections at 740-455-7120.
Please mention that you are a Democrat.


To get email notices of upcoming events

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


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


Facebook link for Eastern Ohio for Hillary Clinton campaign:  
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1015416275160596/

Facebook link for Muskingum, Guernsey and Morgan Counties for Hillary Clinton campaign:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1200250726674249/

Local Events, Clinton Campaign:  https://www.hillaryclinton.com/events/search/?query=43701 


Fri., Aug. 5, 6 - 10 pm, and Sat., Aug. 6, 11 am - 9 pm, Y-Bridge Arts Festival, Zane Landing Park, Zanesville.

Wed., Aug. 10 – Muskingum County Democrats meeting, 7:30 pm, at Democratic Headquarters, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.  On the agenda:  planning for a picnic at the end of the month, and manning the club's booth at the Muskingum County Fair.

Thu., Aug. 11 - Open House, Muskingum Organizing Office, 5 - 7 pm, 14 N. 5th St., Zanesville.

Sat., Aug. 13, 11:00 am - Ohio Democratic Women's Caucus Annual Luncheon, at Columbus Athenaeum, 32 N. 4th St., Columbus, OH.  Tickets:  General, $50; Preferred, $100
Contact Colleen Lowry at 614-648-3887 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Minnesota US Senator, Amy Klobuchar, and Special Guest, Page Gardner
 
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar will headline the Ohio Democratic Women's Caucus Luncheon in Columbus to highlight the message that "if you're not at the table, you're on the menu." Sen. Klobuchar will be discussing the clear contrast facing Ohio voters this year in the presidential race, as well as the issues that affect women's lives most. 

Page Gardner, founder and president of the Voter Participation Center and the Women's Voices, Women Vote Action Fund, will also be speaking. In Ohio alone, the Voter Participation Center has distributed over 1.5 million voter registration forms and has successfully registered more than 50,000 new voters.

Sun., Aug. 14 through Sat., Aug. 20 - Muskingum County Fair, Muskingum County Fairgrounds, Zanesville.  The county Democrats club will have a booth at the fair.  Volunteers are needed for this booth.

Tue., Aug. 16 - WDC meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.

Thur., Aug 25, 5:00 - 7:00 pm - Women for Hillary Potluck, at Muskingum Organizing Office, 14 N. 5th St., Zanesville.

Sun., Aug. 28, 2:00 - 5:00 pm - Muskingum County Democrats Annual Kickoff Cookout, Falls Township Park (across from the fire station and Lumbertown).  $20 donation.  Send to MCDP, 5324 E. Sheffield Circle, Zanesville, OH 43701-7406.  This is our only major fundraiser for the year.

Meet the candidates:
Stephanie Dodd, candidate for State School Board
Cynthia Rice, candidate for Ohio Supreme Court
Ed Albertson, candidate for 12th Congressional District
Michael Lorentz, candidate for 6th Congressional District

Sat., Sept. 17, 5:30 pm - Reel Meal, potluck supper followed by Michael Moore's "Where to Invade Next?" - at Michael Seiler's art studio, 129 S. 7th St., Zanesville. Free admission, but donations for beverages, dishes and silverware appreciated. Bring a lawn chair.  Moore shows how other countries can afford investing in the social safety net.  Why not the USA?


Muskingum Organizing Office

is in The Plaza Building, 14 N. 5th St., Zanesville.

Phone Bankers, this space has comfortable furniture and air conditioning!
There is a parking lot behind the building in addition to street parking.


Kayla Lewis, Field Organizer

  
Dustin Sheets, Regional Organizing Director

Clinton Campaign Events

Summary of Local Events on Clinton Campaign web site as of 7-30-2016:

To volunteer, or for any questions, please contact:
Dustin Sheets
, Regional Organizing Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 740-683-0304
Kayla Lewis, Field Organizer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 216-408-1420

Thu., Aug. 11 - Open House, 5:00 - 7:00 pm, at Muskingum Organizing Office, 14 N. 5th St., Zanesville.

Muskingum County Voter Registration--at 14 N. 5th St., Zanesville
Thu, Aug 4, 2016, 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Thu, Aug 11, 2016, 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Thu, Aug 18, 2016, 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Thu, Aug 25, 2016, 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Sat, Aug 28, 2016, 4:00 pm
Thu, Sep 1, 2016, 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Thu, Sep 8, 2016, 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Thu, Sep 15, 2016, 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Thu, Sep 22, 2016, 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Thu, Sep 29, 2016, 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Thu, Oct 6, 2016, 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Muskingum Women for Hillary Potluck--at 14 N. 5th St., Zanesville
Thu, Aug 25, 2016, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Muskingum County Phone Bank--at 14 N. 5th St., Zanesville
Mon, Aug 1, 2016, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue, Aug 2, 2016, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed, Aug 3, 2016, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon, Aug 8, 2016, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue, Aug 9, 2-016, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed, Aug 10, 2016, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon, Aug 15, 2016, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue, Aug 16, 2016, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed, Aug 17, 2016, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon, Aug 22, 2016, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue, Aug 23, 2016, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed, Aug 24, 2016, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon, Aug 29, 2016, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue, Aug 30, 2016, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed, Aug 31, 2016, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon, Sep 5, 2016, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue, Sep 6, 2016, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed, Sep 7, 2016, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon, Sep 12, 2016, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue, Sep 13, 2016, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed, Sep 14, 2016, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon, Sep 19, 2016, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue, Sep 20, 2016, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed, Sep 21, 2016, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon, Sep 26, 2016, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue, Sep 27, 2016, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed, Sep 28, 2016, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon, Oct 3, 2016, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue, Oct 4, 2016, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed, Oct 5, 2016, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Zanesville Canvassing--at 14 N. 5th St., Zanesville
Sat, Aug 6, 2016, 10:00am – 7:00pm
Sun, Aug 7, 2016, 10:00am – 7:00pm
Sat, Aug 20, 2016, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat, Aug 27, 2016, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cambridge Canvassing--at Valentine's Back Porch, 1555 N. 11th St., Cambridge
Sun, Aug 7, 2016, 10:00am – 7:00pm

Cambridge Phone Bank--Valentine's Back Porch, 1555 N. 11th St., Cambridge
Mon, Aug 1, 2016, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Tue, Aug 2, 2016, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Sun, Aug 7, 2016, 10:00am – 7:00pm
Mon, Aug 8, 2016, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Tue, Aug 9, 2016, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Mon, Aug 15, 2016, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Tue, Aug 16, 2016, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Mon, Aug 22, 2016, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Tue, Aug 23, 2016, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Mon, Aug 29, 2016, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Tue, Aug 30, 2016, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Mon, Sep 5, 2016, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Tue, Sep 6, 2016, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Mon, Sep 12, 2016, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Tue, Sep 13, 2016, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Mon, Sep 19, 2016, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Tue, Sep 20, 2016, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Mon, Sep 26, 2016, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Tue, Sep 27, 2016, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Mon, Oct 3, 2016, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Tue, Oct 4, 2016, 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Cambridge Organization Meeting--Denny's, 2031 Southgate Pkwy., Cambridge
Sat, Jul 30, 2016, 8:30pm – 9:30pm

Coshocton Phone Bank--at Hannah Marie's, 139 S. 3rd St., Coshocton
Mon, Aug 1, 2016, 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Coshocton Canvassing--at Hannah Marie's, 139 S. 3rd St., Coshocton
Sat, Aug 6, 2016, 10:00am – 6:30pm

Coshocton Voter Registration--at Hannah Marie's, 139 S. 3rd St., Coshocton
Sat, Jul 30, 2016, 10:30pm – 11:30pm

McConnelsville Phone Bank--at Chatterbox Tavern, 35 S. Kennebec Ave., McConnelsville
Wed, Aug 3, 2016, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Thu, Aug 4, 2016, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Wed, Aug 10, 2016, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Thu, Aug 11, 2016, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Wed, Aug 17, 2016, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Thu, Aug 18, 2016, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Wed, Aug 24, 2016, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Thu, Aug 25, 2016, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Wed, Aug 31, 2016, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Thu, Sep 1, 2016, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Wed, Sep 7, 2016, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Thu, Sep 8, 2016, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Wed, Sep 14, 2016, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Wed, Sep 21, 2016, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Thu, Sep 15, 2016, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Thu, Sep 22, 2016, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Wed, Sep 28, 2016, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Thu, Sep 29, 2016, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Wed, Oct 5, 2016, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Thu, Oct 6, 2016, 4:00pm – 8:00pm

McConnelsville Canvassing--at Chatterbox Tavern, 35 S. Kennebec Ave., McConnelsville
Sat, Aug 6, 2016, 10:00am – 7:00pm

Perry County Phone Bank--at Perry County District Library, 117 S. Jackson St., New Lexington
Tue, Aug 2, 2016, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Tue, Aug 16, 2016, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Tue, Aug 23, 2016, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Tue, Aug 30, 2016, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Perry County Canvassing--at Perry County District Library, 117 S. Jackson St., New Lexington
Sun, Aug 7, 2016, 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Sparta Weekly Policy Chat--at Sparta Restaurant, 16 W. Main St., Newark
Tue, Aug 2, 2016, 10:00am – 11:00am
Tue, Aug 9, 2016, 10:00am – 11:00am
Tue, Aug 16, 2016, 10:00am – 11:00am
Tue, Aug 23, 2016, 10:00am – 11:00am
Tue, Aug 30, 2016, 10:00am – 11:00am
Tue, Sep 13, 2016, 10:00am – 11:00am

Women's Phone Banking and Organizing Meeting--at Newark Ohio Together Office, 2050 Cherry Valley Rd., Newark
Wed, Aug 3, 2016, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Wed, Aug 17, 2016, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Wed, Aug 31, 2016, 3:00pm – 5:00pm


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 an Ice Cream Social)


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:
(Committee members who were appointed have been added to this list.)
1st Ward, Becky Sheline (appointed)
2nd Ward, Grant A. Hutcheson
3rd Ward, Ted Zakany (appointed)
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
Falls Twp., Bobbie Durfee (appointed)
Harrison Twp., Lloyd R. Miller
Highland Twp., Connie Sue Laris (appointed)
Hopewell Twp., Melanie Kish
Jackson Twp., Robert Hindel (appointed)
Jefferson Twp., John L. Furek
Meigs Twp., Sondra Weaver (appointed)
Monroe Twp., Charles F. Klein
Muskingum Twp., James McGreevy
Newton Twp., Michael Hutchison (appointed)
Perry Twp., Marlee Gibson
Salem Twp., David Blackstone (appointed)
Salt Creek Twp., Cheryl Wyatt
Springfield Twp., Bernard Reilly
Union Twp., Joe Pastre
Wayne Twp., Barry McElfresh


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

 
Muskingum County Young Democrats

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



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