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!

to demand that Congress restore the Voting Rights Act.

Join the ODP Truth Team--
Text Ohio to 90975 to get involved.

The Truth Team is a rapid-response coalition of volunteers, neighborhood team leads, writers and fact-checkers coming together against the party of Trump.

Votebuilder software workshop, Central Committee, March 28, 2017:

Photos, Barney and Vina Reilly

Upcoming Events

Wed., Apr. 5, Muskingum County Blue Cocktail Hour, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, at Weasel Boy Brewing Co., 126 Muskingum Ave., Suite E, Zanesville - David Pepper, Chairman of Ohio Democratic Party, speaker.  RSVP to Monica DeTota at 614-313-6436 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Make checks payable to Ohio Democratic Party.  Sponsor ($200), Host ($100), Supporter ($50), Attendee ($25).

Tues., Apr. 18, WDC meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.

Wed., Apr. 19, Muskingum Democrats meeting, 7:30 pm, preceded by the Central Committee meeting, 7:00 pm, at Democratic HQ, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.

Sat., Apr. 22, ODP 2017 Legacy Dinner:  A Tribute to Senator John Glenn, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus.  Senator Sherrod Brown will speak.  $125 general seating; $200 for preferred seating.  To sign up:  https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/legacydinner2017?refcode=fb 

Sat., Apr. 22, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, Open House at the Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.  Come see the Panel Exhibit - some of the local history. Light refreshments.  

Sat., June 10, Nelson T. Gant Birthday Brunch, by the Nelson T. Gant Foundation, held at Bryan Place, 49 N. 6th St., Zanesville.  Keynote speaker:  Kitra Martin-Davis, author of "a peace...for you."  This year's theme, "Continue to Pursue Your Dreams," is a dream come true for our speaker.  Kitra's dream has always been to have the poems she has written through the years published and she has now seen her dream fulfilled.  Please request a reservation by calling Sharon Johnson at 740-408-5088, or mailing a note to the Nelson T. Gant Foundation, PO Box 3183, Zanesville, OH 43701-3183.  OK to pay for tickets at the door.  (Also, the Nelson T. Gant House museum, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville, is open to the public the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month between 11 am and 1 pm.)

Jeanette L. Baughman

Mon., Apr. 19, Visitation for Martha Sullivan's mother, Jeanette L. Baughman, 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 pm, at the Hillis, Combs & Nestor Funeral Home, 935 Forest Ave., Zanesville.  Friends may call from 2:00 to 4:00 & 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Monday, April 10, 2017, at the Hillis, Combs & Nestor Funeral Home, 935 Forest Avenue, Zanesville, where the Rosary will be recited at 7:45 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 AM Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 144 North Fifth Street, Zanesville, with a Dominican Father as celebrant. Burial will conclude in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 or St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery Restoration Fund, 144 North Fifth Street, Zanesville, Ohio 43701 in Jean’s memory. To sign the online register book or to send a personal condolence note please visit www.hilliscombsnestor.com

We the People Muskingum--resisting Trump agenda
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This group is not affiliated with the Democratic Party, but may be of interest because it's opposing the Trump agenda.

Sat., Apr. 1, We the People movie night, "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy," 7:00 pm, at ZAAP Gallery, 625 W. Main St., Zanesville.

Wed., Apr. 5, We the People Organizing Meeting, 6 pm, Muskingum County Library, 220 N. 5th St., Zanesville.

Tues., Apr. 11, How Things Really Work at the Ohio Statehouse, 7:30 - 9:00 pm, Granville Inn, 314 E. Broadway, Granville.  Speaker:  Rachel Coyle, Deputy Communications Director, Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus.

Wed., Apr. 19, 6 pm, Sign making party for science march, at ZAAP Gallery, 625 Main St., Zanesville.

Sat., Apr. 22, Science March in Columbus, OH, 10 am - 12 pm.  Begins with rally at Statehouse West Lawn.  March and Teach-in 11:00 - 12:00.  End at Columbus Commons for Earth Day activities with Green Columbus.

Sat., Apr. 22, Science March in Washington, DC.  They are trying to see how many people are interested in going to the Science march in Washington DC on 4/22 by bus (If there are any buses available). Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested. They need at least 35 people and the cost will be around $95 (the more people the less money).

Sat., Apr. 29, Zanesville March for Science, 11:00 am, Muskingum County Courthouse stairs, 4th and Main Sts., Zanesville.

Wed., May 3, 6:00 pm, We The People meeting at McIntire Library, 220 N. 5th St., Zanesville, Meeting Room B.

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 in 12 out of 16 districts.  Districts are NOT compact:

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



Some proposed maps that would result in more competitive and fair districts: 


How Gerrymandering works:

(The above illustration shows how odd-shaped districts can overcome a blue majority, giving red control despite being outnumbered.)

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

(Indivisible is not a Democratic group, but may be of interest because it's resisting the Trump agenda.)

For more info on newly forming Indivisible group in Muskingum County, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

Women's Democratic Club of Muskingum County




(St. Patrick's Day fund raiser, March 12, 2017)

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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.

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

Links to our friends...

Ohio Democratic Party

Muskingum County Democratic Party

Ohio Young Democrats

Morgan County Democratic Party

Indivisible Group--resisting Trump agenda

We the People Muskingum--resisting Trump agenda

Kathleen Clyde, State Representative, 75th House District
http://www.kathleenclyde.com   ~   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Muskingum County Young Democrats


Ian Dooley and Sen. Sherrod Brown

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

How the TPP Amounts to a Corporate Takeover

Awesome Power Is On the Verge of Being Handed Over to Private Banks If TPP Passes

Ponzi Scheme America - You’ve Been Scammed! 

Will TPP Kill the Post Office?

The Real Meaning of Obama’s Trade Defeat

What the TPP Really Means: The Weakening of Capitalism

TPP Reduces Human Trafficking and Child Labor to Misdemeanors

Is the TPP Okay With Slavery? Really?

WikiLeaks Strikes Again: Leaked TISA Docs Expose Corporate Plan for Reshaping Global Economy

Is US Trade Rep a Wall Street Crony? Groups Demand Transparency

Barney Frank: Obama Is Making 'A Big Mistake' On TPP

Progressive Change Campaign Committee--Facebook page, scroll down to June 2

Progressive Change Campaign Petition: Tell Congress: Vote NO on fast track for fake trade agreements that kill jobs