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


 For 2017:
Jan Bradshaw, President

Martha Sullivan, Vice President
Barbara Anderson, Secretary
Melanie Kish, Treasurer
Gretchen Fathauer, Webmaster and Corresponding Secretary


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


 Help end voter suppression!

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


Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Jan. 17, the Women’s Democratic Club will meet at 7:00 pm at Gant House, 1845 W. Main, Zanesville.

Wednesday, Jan. 18, the Muskingum County Democratic Club will meet at 7:30 pm at Democratic HQ, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.  Pizza will be served.  Also on the agenda for this Wednesday's Democratic Club meeting will be a guest who will be discussing his hope to form an Indivisible Group. This is an organization opposing the Trump agenda, employing the same grassroots methods the Tea Party used to stymie the Obama administration.

List of Indivisible groups within 100 miles of Zanesville:  CLICK HERE

For more info on newly forming Indivisible group in Muskingum County, CLICK HERE

DOWNLOAD "Indivisible:  A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda"

(Former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen.)

Press Conference coming up 4th week of January in Zanesville about methane gas health threats in our area from fracking; we encourage the Trump administration to keep regulations on Methane gas.  The map shows that Muskingum County is in the area most affected.  Cancer and respiratory illnesses are among the effects of high methane exposure.  Conference date and time will be posted when we get them.



Gerrymandering in our county:

 

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)


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


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 2012 Ice Cream Social)


90th Birthday party, 2013

Update on Mary Shrader:
Mary has moved.  She'd welcome cards and letters.

Mary Shrader
Wingate Residence
353 Blackstone Blvd., Apt. 4315
Providence, RI 02906


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

Indivisible Group--resisting Trump agenda
https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

 
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