Muskingum County Women's Democratic Club

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

 The Muskingum County Women's Democratic Club meets on 3rd Mondays, 7 pm 
at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., longer at Democratic Headquarters, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville

Wed., Apr. 16- 7:30 pm - Muskingum County Democrats meeting,
at Democratic Headquarters, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.

Mon, Apr. 21 - 7 pm - WDC meeting, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main, Zanesville.

Women's Lobby Day - The Ohio House Democratic Women's Caucus invites you to meet your state legislators!  Wed., May 21, 9:00 am, at Vern Riffe Center, 31st Floor, 77 N. High St., Columbus, OH. 

Join legislators from the Ohio House Democratic Women’s Caucus and women from across Ohio to speak out on the issues that matter for women and working families across our state! Republicans in the Ohio State House have doubled down on their attacks on women and families, making Ohio the epicenter of the War on worker's rights, women's rights and voter's rights. Let’s show them that Ohio’s women are watching—and we will hold them accountable!

We’ll be talking to legislators about creating jobs for financially secure families; increasing women’s health care options; and protecting and supporting women and families, and more! At this FREE event, you’ll receive a full issues briefing from members of the legislature, an expert “How to Lobby” training, the opportunity to sit in on the legislative session, and materials to help you speak to your legislators!

The 2014 Women's Lobby Day will be an exciting opportunity to learn, network, and make a difference!  Attendees will receive a follow-up email with further details including a detailed agenda for the day, instructions on setting up meetings with Legislators, lobbying tips, and more!

To sign up, click HERE

Honorary Keynote Speakers include:
Minority Leader, Tracy Maxwell Heard
State Senator, Nina Turner
State Representative, Connie Pillich
Candidate for Lt. Governor, Sharen Neuhardt

April 24-5 -- Carr Center cake auction - Our club will have a cake in the auction again this year.  The Muskingum County Women's Democratic Club Carr Cake Auction Cake is Cake #10 and will be auctioned at 8:30 AM, Thursday, April 24th.  There are three incentives with the cake that have been donated by our club.  A $50 Gift Certificate to Zak's Restaurant, a $25 gift certificate to Weasel Boys Brewery, and a $50 Gift Certificate to Florafino's Flower Market. The Auction Cakes will be on display on Wednesday, Apr. 23, at Colony Square Mall.

Sat., April 26 - Earth Day Fair at Zane State College, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm - Our club will have a table selling some crafts and plants as well as providing voter information.  In the event of rain, the even will move indoors to the Campus Center.  Anyone interested in helping at the booth, please contact Nancy Harvey, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 740-454-6624.  We need to start setting up at 9:00 am.  If you have something to donate that we can sell at this fundraiser, let her know.  We would like to have things that reflect Earth Day or would perhaps be nice Mothers Day gifts.  Last time we participated, we sold terrariums, fairy gardens, potholders, and a few perennials.

Sat., May 3 - Garage Sale at Brooke Anderson's home in Oakwood North.  Let Nancy know if you want to help with setup and pricing on Friday, or would like to help on Saturday.  If you have items or would like to donate, please bring them in a plastic tub with your name on it.  Items not sold on the 3rd will be transported to the National Road Yard Sale, May 30-31.  Please contact Nancy Harvey, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 740-454-6624.

Sat., May 24 - we hope to have a table at the Farmer's Market.  We will be asking for donated crafts for this event as well.  Items with a Patriotic Theme may sell because of the upcoming summer holidays.  Please contact Nancy Harvey, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 740-454-6624.

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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.
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.

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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 benefiting 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 at the Zanesville Memorial Band concert series:


This year's band concerts, where we will have our stand again:
June 8
June 22
July 6
July 20
August 3

The concerts start at 7:00 pm at Zane's Landing Park, downtown Zanesville, at the West end of Market Street, over the railroad tracks near The Freight Shops.

(Mary Shrader, Sandy Gentry and Mary Bates, at an Ice Cream Social)

Mary Shrader's 90th birthday was celebrated
Sat. June 29, 2013 - 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

Club President:  Melanie Kish
Vice President:  Nancy Harvey
Treasurer:  Barbara Anderson 
Recording Secretary:  Amy Underwood
Corresponding Secretary, Webmaster:  Gretchen Fathauer