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

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


Help end voter suppression!

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


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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.)
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


Tue., May 3, Hillary Clinton will be visiting Athens for an event at Jackie O's Production Brewery and Taproom, 25 Campbell St., Athens, Ohio.  Event is free, and open to the public.  Doors open at 12:15 pm.  CLICK HERE to RSVP

Tue., May 3, 5:30 pm - 7:00 - Ohio Democratic Dual County Blue Cocktail Hour at Zak's Restaurant, 32 North 3rd St., Zanesville.  ODP Chairman David Pepper cordially invites you to the 2016 Dual County Blue Cocktail Hour.  David Pepper will be our speaker.
Host Committees
Muskingum County (County Commissioner Jerry Lavy, Zanesville Mayor Jeff Tilton, County Chairman Jack Boyd, County Vice Chairwoman Bobbie Durfee, Central Committee Chairman Jim Crannell, Central Committee Vice Chairwoman Melanie Kish, Muskingum County Democratic Club, and Women's Democratic Club of Muskingum County.)
Morgan County (Morgan County Democratic Party, County Chairman Brian McKee, and Former County Chairwoman Claire Farnsworth.)

Host $100 ~ Supporter $50 ~ Attendee $25  (Please make checks payable to Ohio Democratic Party, or credit cards accepted.)
RSVP to Monica DeTota at 614-313-6436 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Where to mail in form and payment:  Ohio Democratic Party, 340 E. Fulton St., Columbus, OH 43215.   CLICK HERE for RSVP forms.


Tue., May 17, Women's Democratic Club meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.  On the agenda: our new revised bylaws, and candidate endorsements.

Wed., May 18, 6th Annual Lobby Day, Ohio House, Democratic Women's Caucus, Vern Riffe Center, Capital Theater Lobby, 3rd floor, 77 S. High St., Columbus, OH. 9:00 am register, 9:30 am program begins.

Click here to REGISTER

Join Ohio's women legislators, community leaders and families from across the state for a day of advocacy and discussion on how to focus on the future of Ohio women and their families.

Wed., May 18, Muskingum County Democrats meeting, 7:30 pm, at Democratic HQ, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.  The Central Committee will meet first at 7:00 pm.  We will be having a dessert bar at this meeting.

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 2 pm - Dale Phillips' Muskingum County Commissioner Campaign Open House, at Daniel's Events, 1018 Marietta Street, Zanesville. 
No entry fee, but food will be available for a small contribution.  Other donations accepted.

Dale Phillips receiving a donation
for his campaign from our PAC.

We have a refreshment stand at the free Zanesville Memorial Band concerts.  This is one way we raise money for our club.

Sun., June 5th, Zanesville Memorial Band Concert, 7:00 pm, Zane Landing Park, Zanesville.  Volunteers, soft drinks, bottled water and snacks are needed.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Sat., June 11, Nelson T. Gant Annual Birthday Celebration and fund-raiser  - 11:00 am to 2:00 pm - at Bryan’s Place, 49 S. 6th St., Zanesville. 

Sun., June 19th, Zanesville Memorial Band Concert, 7:00 pm, Zane Landing Park, Zanesville.  Volunteers, soft drink, bottled water and snacks are needed.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Sun., July 3rd, Zanesville Memorial Band Concert, 7:00 pm, Secrest Auditorium, 334 Shinnick St., Zanesville.  Volunteers, soft drinks, bottled water and snacks are needed.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Sat., July 9 - Nelson T. Gant Foundation Strawberry Festival, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.   Call 740-453-1157 to donate your favorite strawberry dish.  Nelson T. Gant was known for serving strawberries and cream to travelers along US 40.  The Gant Strawberry Festival recognizes the generosity and hospitality Mr. Gant afforded to many travelers.  Join us in the sharing of a variety of strawberry desserts.

Sun., July 17th, Zanesville Memorial Band Concert, 7:00 pm, Zane Landing Park, Zanesville.  Volunteers, soft drinks, bottled water and snacks are needed.    Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Sun., July 31st, Zanesville Memorial Band Concert, 7:00 pm, Zane Landing Park, Zanesville.  Volunteers, soft drinks, bottled water and snacks are needed.    Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 


WDC holiday luncheon meeting, Nov. 2015:

  


DELEGATE APPLICATION FORMS TO BE AVAILABLE ONLINE after Nov. 9, 2015
For DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION, July 25-28, 2016

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:
https://ohiodems.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/2016-DELEGATE-PLAN-new-primary-date-06-03-15.pdf


 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
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