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 and 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

Upcoming Events

Wed., Jan. 10, Central Committee meeting, 7 pm, Democratic HQ, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.

Tue., Jan. 16, Ed Albertson fund raiser, 4:30 - 7:30 pm, 172 Hudson Ave., Newark.  Jeff and Vicky Christiansen are hosting a fund raising reception for Ed Albertson, Candidate for U. S. House of Representatives, 12th Congressional District.  Donations of any amount are welcome.  RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Tue., Jan. 16, WDC meeting, 7 pm, Gant House, 1845 W. Main, Zanesville.  CANCELLED due to bad weather and driving conditions.

Wed., Jan. 17, Muskingum County Democrats meeting, 7:30 pm, Democratic HQ, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.

Tue., Jan. 23, WDC meeting, 7 pm, Gant House, 1845 W. Main, Zanesville.  This will replace the Jan. 16 meeting, which was cancelled due to bad weather and driving conditions.  Upcoming St. Patrick's Day fund raiser will be on the agenda, among other things.

Wed., Jan. 24, John Russell Town Hall meeting, 7 - 10 pm, Newton Township Fire Hall, 5490 Maysville Pike, Zanesville.  John is running for the US House of Representatives in the Ohio 12th District.  More info on his Facebook page:  /JohnRussellForOhio

Thu., Jan. 25, Ed Albertson meet and greet, 6 – 8 pm, at Harbor Hills Country Club, 225 Freeman Memorial Dr., Hebron.
Ed is running for the US House of Representatives in the Ohio 12th District.
Hosted by Marc Guthrie, Sheila Acord, Barb McFall, Jo Patterson, Connie Pond and Tim Weisert.
Hors d’oeuvres, soda, beer and wine to be provided.
For more info or to RSVP, please contact:
Barb McFall (740-928-1797)
Connie Pond (740-928-2991)
Tim Weisert (740-334-8593)

Contributions to Albertson for Congress may be brought to the meeting, or mailed to:
Albertson for Congress
PO Box 636
Granville, OH 43023


Help end voter suppression!

SIGN THE PETITION
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



We the People Muskingum--resisting Trump agenda
https://www.facebook.com/We-the-People-Muskingum-information-719682614885088/
OR This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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


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: 

http://www.fairdistrictsohio.org/blog/what-could-fair-congressional-districts-look-like


How Gerrymandering works:

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(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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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
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/

We the People Muskingum--resisting Trump agenda
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1850436748568541/

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

http://www.muskingumcyd.com/
https://www.facebook.com/MuskingumCountyYoungDemocrats



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