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.


To get email notices of upcoming events

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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.)
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


 

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


PHONE BANKING!

We will begin phone banking out of Democratic Headquarters, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.  These will be held Mondays and Thursdays 5 – 8 pm, beginning Monday, May 30th.  There is the possibility that the venue will be changed later.  For questions, contact Dustin Sheets, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Kayla Lewis, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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/


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

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.  Our club has a refreshment stand at these free concerts to raise funds.  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.    Our club has a refreshment stand at these free concerts to raise funds.  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. .

Tue., July 19, 7:00 pm, meeting of Muskingum Women Democrats at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.

Wed., July 20, 7:30 pm, meeting of Muskingum County Democrats at Democratic HQ, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.


Sun., July 31st, Ice Cream Social, 2:00 - 4:00 pm, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 275 Sunrise Center Dr., Zanesville.
Guest Speakers:
Frances Strickland, wife of U.S. Senate candidate, Ted Strickland
Stephanie Dodd, candidate for Ohio State School Board
Dale Phillips, candidate for Muskingum County Commissioner

A Gourd lamp & quilted doily will be raffled at the event.  A Half and Half Raffle will be held.

Please plan to attend this annual event to socialize with fellow Democrats, Hear the messages of our speakers and support our candidates.  

$10 Donation, Checks payable to MAWD PAC, can be mailed to:
Barbara Anderson,
300 Walnut Hills Dr.
Zanesville, Oh 43701

Event Contacts:
President, Melanie Kish 740-787-2203
Treasurer, Barbara Anderson 740-454-1732

Sun., July 31st, Zanesville Memorial Band Concert, 7:00 pm, Zane Landing Park, Zanesville.  Volunteers, soft drinks, bottled water and snacks are needed.    Our club has a refreshment stand at these free concerts to raise funds.  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., 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.


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