Past Club and Candidate Events

Begining June, 2012:

Every Saturday – Democrat booth at the Zanesville Farmers’ Market, located at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds – 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon – through the last Saturday in October

Thurs, 6/21 through Sat 6/23 Dresden homecoming - parade Thurs. 6/21 at 6:00 or 6:30 pm (not sure of exact time

Sat, 6/23 - Ice Cream Social – Norwich United Methodist Church – Lodge Hall, Norwich Ohio – 4:00 to 7:00 PM

Sat, 6/23 and Sun, 6/24 – Garden Party & Tour – Zanesville Museum of Art – Sat 6:30 – 10:00 (gala tickets $50) – Sun 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, tickets $15/advance or $20/that day – 740-455-8202

Thurs, 6/28– Blue Devils Spaghetti Dinner/Meet & Greet – ZHS Cafetorium, Blue Ave Zanesville – 5:30 PM - $5 – 740-704-1927

Sat, 6/30 – 5K Race & 1 Mile Walk – in front of Kellogg Plant, 1675 Fairview Road Zanesville – 8:00 AM registration (required) - $15 – benefits Christ’s Table – 740-450-9317

Sat, 6/30 – ZHS Quarterback Club Golf Outing – Green Valley Golf Club – check-in no later than 8:30 AM - $40/player or $160/foursome – 740-704-1927

Jam at the Landing – Zane’s Landing - no times, probably afternoon, evening

Wed, 7/1 – Earth to Art – John McIntire Library – 1:00 to 7:30 PM – proceeds of raffles and auction benefit the Master Gardner School Grants program

Sun, 7/1 – Zanesville Memorial Concert Band – concert at Zane’s Landing Park – 7:00 PM – free

Tues, 7/3 & Wed, 7/4 – Stars & Stripes on the River – Zane’s Landing – free admission – 740-455-7304

Wed, 7/4 – Stars & Stripes Car Show – near Zane’s Landing

Wed, 7/4 – Stars & Stripes on the River – Zane’s Landing – (usually an annual event, but I could not find any information on it yet for this year)

Wed, 7/4 - Thornville 4th of July Celebration – Village of Thornville – parade at 11:00 AM (not in Muskingum County, but could be of use)

Friday Art Walk - Downtown Zanesville artists’ studios open – free – 5:00 – 8:00 PM – 740-455-8282

New Concord Firemen’s Festival – Fri, 7/6 – 7:00 – 11:00 PM – Sat, 7/7 – parade at noon, line up at 11:00 am at Natl. Dist. Warehouse (Old GE facility)

Rock the Walk 3K Fun Walk – ZHS Sulsberger Stadium – 8:30 AM check-in, opening ceremony 10:00 AM – 740-452-4541

Somerset Community Celebration – Somerset Memorial Park, 225 S Columbus Street – parade at 11:00 AM – (not in Muskingum County, but could be of use)

Sat, 7/7 - Free Educational Forum on Fracking – St James Episcopal Church – 155 N 6th Street, Zanesville – 10:00 to 2:00 – reps from OEC – free – (614) 487-7506

Sunday, 7/8 - Women's Democratic Club Ice Cream Social. Patricia A. DeLaney, candidate for Judge of Ohio Court of Appeals, 5th District, guest speaker. 2 pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 275 Sunrise Center Dr., Zanesville. $10 donation. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sun, 7/8 – Gaither Homecoming Artists in Concert – Secrest Auditorium, Zanesville – no time listed? - $15/person – proceeds to Muskingum County Hunger Network – (740) 454-6851

Thurs, 7/12 – Sat, 7/14 – Philo Firemen’s Festival – Philo Ball Park – opens at 6:00 PM each evening - (update--parade at 6:00 pm on Sat. evening)

Thurs, 7/12 – Sat, 7/14 - Crooksville/Roseville Pottery Festival – Crooksville – free – (usually a parade, but could not find any details) - 740-343-4182 or 740-982-8594

Fri, 7/13 – Sat, 7/14Summer Festival and Auto Show – Central Trinity UM Church – 7th Street, Zanesville – 7/13 beginning at 4:00 PM and 7/14 beginning at 10:00 AM – auto show details 319-1470

Mon., 7/16 - Muskingum County Women's Democrat Club - 7 pm - Note change of place:
5405 Heritage Dr., Nashport

Wed., 7/18 - Muskingum County Democrat Club -7 pm - Democratic HQ, N. 6th St., Zanesville

Friday, 7/20 - Third Friday Luncheon - Prof. Daniel P. Tokaji on Redistricting, speaker. The River Club at Conference Park, 679 W. Spring St., Columbus, 1:30 am, $16 payable at the door (cash or check). Contact Denny Roberge at 614-207-9779 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday, July 21 at 6 pm, IBEW Hall, Rt. 60 North of Zanesville. Meet the Candidates Dinner, costs $20. So far we have speakers Frank Fleischer, Jeremy Van Meter, Teresa Scarmack and Jime Reese. I expect to get commitments from and Charlie Wilson as well. I'm waiting for a commitment from Zack Space. We are being catered by The Depot from Dresden. RSVP! Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sat., 7/21 - Old Fashioned Hot Roast fundraiseer for Jerry Lavy - home of Bob & Debbie Wilson, 5370 W. Shore Drive (Terrace Shore), Zanesville, 1:00 - 4:00 pm - $25/person - RSCP by July 14 by calling 740-454-7772 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sat, 7/21 - Dancing with the Divas – Eaglesticks Zanesville - $25/person (proceeds for charity) – www.TheDancingDivas.com

Sat, 7/21 & Sun 7/22 - Quilt Gathering 2012 – Muskingum County Fairgrounds – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM - $5 general admission – 740-452-2376

Sun, 7/22 - Zanesville Memorial Concert Band – concert at Zane’s Landing Park – 7:00 PM – free

Sat., 7/28 - Ohio Annual State Democratic Party Dinner, with Sherrod Brown, Greater Columbus Convention Center, The Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215 ~ $150 minimum. Sign UP
5:30 pm Chairman's Circle
6:30 pm Dinner and Program
For more information, contact Craig Scheidler at (614) 341-6911 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or for local info This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sat., 7/28 - Zanesville Bikers 31st Annual Bike Show/Poker Run - Zane's Landing Park - 10:00 am through 7:00 pm - 740-607-2134

Wed, 8/1 through Sat, 8/4 – St Nicholas Festival – Rosecrans High School – Main Street Zanesville – evenings

Fri, 8/3 – 1st Friday Art Walk – downtown art studios open – free – 5:00 – 8:00 PM – 740-455-8282

Fri, 8/3 & Sat, 8/4 - 2012 Y Bridge Arts Festival – Zane’s Landing Park – Friday 6:00 to 10:00 PM, Saturday 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM – 800-743-2303

Fri., 8/3 through Sun., 8/18 - Chandlersville Homecoming - parade on Saturday, 8/4 - parade line-up at 3:30 behind school, parade at 5 pm - 740-674-4955

Sun. 8/12 through Sat. 8/18 - Muskingum County Fair, County Fairgrounds, Pershing Rd.

Sun. 8/12 - Schubach Big Band - Zane's Landing - 7:00 pm - free conceert. Featuring Vocalist/Columbus TV personality Chuck Gillespie, and music of Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, Harry Connick Jr., Michael Buble, and much more!

Wed. 8/15 - Muskingum County Democrat Club, Democratic HQ, N. 6th St., Zanesville, 7:30 pm

Mon. 8/20 - Muskingum County Women's Democrat Club - Sandy Gentry's home, 828 Adair Ave., Zanesville, 7:00 pm

Wed, 8/22 - Reception for Congressman Charlie Wilson - Pines of Dresden Bed & Breakfast, 42 W. Dave Longaberger Ave., Dresden, OH 43821 - 5:30 - 7:00 pm - $250/sponsor, $100/host, $50/friend, $25/guest - RSVP 740-359-5897 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sat, 8/25 - Roseville Historical Society Heritage Days – 140 S. Main Street, Roseville – free – 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM – 740-697-7984

Sat., 8/25 - Dresden Melon Festival - downtown Dresden - opening ceremonies at 10 am - 740-754-3151

Mon., 8/27 - 6 pm - Regional Democratic Family Meeting at the Guernsey County Democratic Headquarters, 647 Wheeling Ave., Cambridge

Thur, 8/30 - Camp Obama Early Voting Event - 5:00 to 7:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Organizing for America, Kurt Englehart, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ongoing phone banking and canvassing most afternoons.  3935 Northpointe Dr., Zanesville.  Chase Flowers, 740-755-8569.

Fri., 8/31 and Sat., 9/1 - Rib Fest - downtown Zanesville in front of Secrest Auditorium - beginning at 3:30 pm on Friday and 4 pm on Saturday.

Sat, 9/1 - Coming Home Reunion - Keen Street Park, Zanesville, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm - family/neighborhood reunion

Thur, 9/6 - Convention Watch Party - 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm, 3935 Northpointe Dr., Zanesville. Watch President Obama accept the nomination at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, and plan for Weekend of Action Sept. 8-9. Host: Kurt Englehart, 740-319-0222, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. RSVP: https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/2012conventionwatchparty/gsjzld?source=ev12_20120901_jb_b1&utm_medium=email&utm_source=obama&utm_campaign=ev12_20120901

Fri, 9/7 - ZAAP First Friday Art Walk - ZAAP Gallery, 625 Main St. and downtown Zanesville - 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Sat, 9/8 - Vice President Biden at noon, grass roots event at Zane Grey Elementary School, 711 Fess St., Zanesville. Doors open at 9:30 am. For free tickets, call 740-319-0222 @ noon, Sept. 6.

Sat, 9/8 - 2012 Farm/City Day - Muskingum County Fairgrounds - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Sat, 9/8 - Free Community Star-Spangled Tailgate party - OUZ/Zane State Camp0us Center - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Thur, 9/13 - Fundraiser for John Bates - Zanesville VFW, 1318 Putnam, Zanesville - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm - $50/person

Mon, 9/17 - Muskingum County Women's Democratic Club, Dem HQ, N 6th St., 7:00 pm

Tue, 9/18 - Sen. Sherrod Brown Party, Brantleys' home, 6200 Cassingham Ct., Zanesville, 6:00 pm. Join your community and local Ohio Democratic Party Field Organizer, Erin Shipley, with local candidates for a discussion of the Sherrod Brown campaign, the upcoming election, and the issues affecting local voters. Special guests include: Kurt Englehart (OFA-OH President Obama's Grassroots Team), Frank Fleischer (Candidate for the 97th House District), Jim Reese (Candidate for 12th Congressional District), Teresa Scarmack (Candidate for Ohio State Senate). Directions: (from Zanesville) East on 70 to exit 160, exit at 160 and turn right onto Airport Rd., go to flashing red light, left at flashing red light, go approx. 1/4 mile, turn right on Cobblepond sign, continue on Copplepond Rd. turning to the left, go to the Stable sign (Canterbury Way), turn left, continue on Canterbury Way to Cassingham Ct., turn right at end of the road...to 6200 Cassingham Ct.

Wed, 9/19 - Muskingum County Democrat Club - Dem HQ, N. 6th St., Zanesville, 7:00 pm

Wed, 9/26 - Fundraiser for Frank Fleischer - 5:00 - 800 pm - IBEW Hall, 5805 Frazeysburg Rd., Nashport - $25

Sat, 9/29 - Sherrod Brown Fundraiser - home of Nancy and Ron Harvey, 7615 W. Pike, Zanesville - 11:30 am - 1:00 pm - tickets ranging from $25 to $250 - Sen. Brown will attend.

Contribution levels:
Sponsor - $250
Host - $100
Co-Host - $50
Supporter - $20.12

Contributions can be made online at www.sherrodbrown.com/friend

RSVP:
Nancy Harvey, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 740-408-0935, or:
Jay Kincaid, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 513-505-4047

Wed, 10/3 - Televised Presidential Debate, 9:00 - 10:00 pm, Moderator: Jim Lehrer (Host of Newshour on PBS).
Debate Watch Party at Brantleys' house, 6200 Cassingham Ct., Zanesville, 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm. Host: Kurt Englehart, OFA-OH campaign, 740-319-0222 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. More info: https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/gsgfvc

Directions from Zanesville:
E. on I-70 to Airport Exit 160
Exit at Exit 160 and turn right (S) onto Airport Rd.
Go to flashing red light (Rte. 40/East Pike)
Turn left (East) at flashing red light (Rte. 40/East Pike)
Go East approximately 1/4 mile on Rte. 40/East Pike
Turn right at Cobblepond sign
Continue on Cobblepond Rd. to "Stable" sign (Canterbury Way)
Turn left on Canterbury Way to Cassingham Ct.
Turn right on Cassingham Ct.

Thur, 10/4 - GOTV meeting - at Union Baptist Church, 56 8th St., Zanesville - 6:00 pm. For more information or to provide lists of possible drivers or those who will need rides, please call Martha Mitchell at 740-221-3156 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fri, 10/5 - ZAAP First Friday Art Walk - ZAAP Gallery, 625 Main Street and downtown Zanesville - 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Fri, 10/5 - Z Invitational Chili Cook-Off - Masonic Temple, 38 N. 4th St., Zanesville - 5:00 pm - to enter, or for more information, contact Bob Grayson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 740-683-1508.

Sat, 10/6 - Military Family Festival - to thank local veterans and military personnel - Zanesville Municipal Airport Hangar 7 - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, - free

Sat, 10/6 - Jim Reese Fundraiser/Chili Cook-off - 7:00 pm at Jim's house, 439 Langford Ct., Gahanna. RSVP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 614-915-5656. Donations will be used to purchase yard signs. Buckeye Block party - Jim will make his spicy chili and welcomes all challengers (bring it on and make it good!) Sit by the bonfire in the backyard and watch our Buckeyes destroy Nebraska! (Game starts at 8:00) Jim Reese, Candidate, US Congress (OH-12). Click HERE to donate.

Tue, 10/9 - GOTV (Get Out The Vote) - 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm - St. Paul AME Church, 561 Pine St., Zanesville - kicking off effort to transport people who need rides to register and vote early. Contact Martha Mitchell at 740-221-3156 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This will continue Mon. - Fri. until the election. Contact Martha Mitchell to volunteer to drive.

Thur, 10/11 - Televised Vice Presidential Debate, 9:00 - 10:30 pm, Moderator: Martha Raddatz (ABC News Chief Foreign Correspondent)

Thur, 10/11 - Vice Presidential Debate Watch Party hosted by the Morgan County Democratic Party Central/Executive Commmittee. Stockport Mill Inn, 1995 Broadway Ave., Stockport, OH. Desserts and beverages will be served during social time at 8:00 pm. From 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm, the group will watch the debate together. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Directions from Zanesville:
S on 60 to McConnellsville
Right on 10th St.
S on 10th St. to 376
S on 376 to Rte. 266 (Stockport)
Right on Rte. 266 (Broadway Ave.) to 1995 Broadway Ave.

Sun, 10/14 - Charlie Wilson Rally imediately before the Candidates Forum - John McIntire Public Library, N. 5th Street - 1:15 pm (followed by the 2:00 pm candidates forum at 2:00 pm)

Sun, 10/14 - AAUW Candidates Forum - John McIntire Public Library, N. 5th Street - 2:00 pm

Mon, 10/15 - Women's Democratic Club meeting - 7:00 pm - 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville

Tues, 10/16 - Televised Presidential Debate, 9:00 - 10:30 pm, Moderator: Candy Crowley (CNN Chief Political Correspondent)

Wed, 10/17 - Muskingum County Democrats meeting - 7:30 pm (Central Committee at 7:00 pm) - 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville

Wed, 10/17 - Jeremy VanMeter, candidate for State Representative (HD-78) is having a fundraiser at Pizza Cottage, 1000 Old Diley Rd., Pickerington, 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Suggested donor levels: $25 Supporter, $50 Friend, $100 Sponsor. RSVP by Oct. 13: 740-593-3744, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by regular mail: Friends of Jeremy VanMeter, Victoria Heston, Treasurer, 434 Ruff Dr., Lancaster, OH 43130.

Wed, 10/17 - President Obama at College Green, Ohio University, Athens, OH - tickets free, first come first served. OFA offices in Athens, Jackson, Logan and Marietta. Doors open at 3 pm. Tickets at:

OFA-OH Athens Campus Field Office
8 North Court Street, Suite #312
Athens, OH 45701

OFA-OH Athens Community Field Office
1005 East State Street, Suite #2
Athens, OH 45701

OFA-OH Marietta Field Office
227 Putnam Street
Marietta, OH 45750

OFA-OH Jackson Field Office
279 East Main Street
Jackson, OH 45640

Hocking County Democratic Party Office
24 West Main Street
Logan, OH 43138

Sun, 10/21 - Zanesville Business & Professional Women - film screening of "Iron-Jawed Angels," about women's voting rights struggles - Muskingum County Conference & Welcome Center, 205 N. 5th St., Zanesville - 3:00 - sponsored by PURE Center and Russ James Contracting - details, call Andrea at 740-586-1712.

Mon, 10/22 - Televised Presidential Debate, 9:00 - 10:30 pm, Moderator: Bob Schieffer (Host of Face the Nation on CBS)

Thur, 10/25 - Community Dialogue on Race - Nelson T. Gant Homestead, 1845 W. Main, Zanesville, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm - open forum and discussion

Sat, 10/27 - Sherrod Brown Rally - Putnam Hill Park, at Pine St. and Grandview Ave., Zanesville. Doors open at 11:25 am, Rally begins at 12:25 pm. Sen. Brown will speak.

Sat, 10/27 - Chili Fest at Nelson T. Gant Foundation, $6, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. Tickets--740-453-0988.

Sat, 11/3 - Muskingum County Branch NAACP 44th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet - 6:30 pm - Hallowed Hills, 3129 East Pike, Zanesville, $25. - Contact:  Martha Mitchell, 740-297-8572, 740-221-3156 or 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. / 740-408-5088.  Advance tickets only - reservations must be made by 10/25.

Sat, 11/3 - Human Trafficking 101 - Muskingum County Library System Auditorium, N. 5th St., 1:30 pm - hosted by American Association of University Women and the Muskingum County Library System - 740-453-0391, ext. 116 or ext. 132 for reservations.

Sun, 11/4 - St. Anne's annual Turkey Dinner, St. Anne's Catholic Church, 405 Chesnut St., Dresden, OH, phone 740-654-2221.  11:00 am.  They usually have some candidates attend this event.

Tue, 11/6 - Election Day!  There will also be an Election Watch Party after the polls close at Organizing for America's headquarters, 3935 Northpointe Dr., Zanesville.  Refreshments will be served while we watch election returns together.

Sat, 11/17 - WDC Luncheon meeting - 11:30 am - Red Lobster, 755 Zane Street, Zanesville.  This replaces the regular meeting that would have been held on 11/19 at Dem. Headquarters.

The Nov. 21 meeting of the Muskingum County Democrats is cancelled.  There will be a social gathering in December; details to be announced later.

Wed., Dec. 12 at 7:00 pm - Muskingum County Democratic Party Holiday Open House - Democratic Headquarters at 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville. Join with other local Democrats to celebrate the Season. RSVP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(Note: there will not be a December WDC meeting, or a December County Club meeting.)


2013

Wed, 1/16 - Muskingum County Democrats meeting - 7:30 pm (Central Committee at 7:00 pm) - 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville

Mon., 1/21 - Muskingum Women Democrats meeting - 7:00 pm - 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville. The proposed Inauguration Watch party has been cancelled, and we will be having our regularly scheduled meeting at Democratic Headquarters.

Mon., 2/18 - Muskingum Women Democrats meeting - 7:00 pm - 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.

Wed., 2/20 - Muskingum County Democrats meeting - 7:30 pm - 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.

Wed., 3/13 - AAUW and John McIntire Library - 6:30 pm - present "Ohio Women in the Civil War" by Kelly Shelby, funded by the Ohio Humanities Council.

Mon., 3/18 - Muskingum Women Democrats meeting - 7:00 pm - 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville

Wed., 3/20 - Muskingum County Democrats meeting - 7:30 pm - 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.  Preceding the meeting, at 6:00 pm, will be a chili fund raiser to elect Amy Peterson to the Democratic Central Committee, representing Rich Hill township--$10.

Mon., 4/15 - Muskingum Women Democrats meeting - 7:00 pm - 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville

Wed., 4/17 - Muskingum County Democrats meeting - 7:30 pm - 46 S. th St., Zanesville

Mon., April 15 - Muskingum Women Democrats meeting - 7:00 pm - 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville

Wed., April 17 - Muskingum County Democrats meeting - 7:30 pm - 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville

Thu., April 18 through Sat., April 20 - Federated Democratic Women of Ohio's Spring Conference in Elyria, OH.  Contact President, Martha Sullivan, 740-452-9754, if you are interested in attending.

Thu., April 25 - Morgan County Democrat PAC - Spring Banquet, Stockport Mill Inn, 1995 Broadway Avenue, Stockport, 6 pm, $25 per person.

Thu., April 25 and Fri., April 26 - Carr Cake Auction - WDC Cake #10, will be auctioned at 8:30 am on Thursday, April 25th - Colony Square Mall, Zanesville.  There are a number of incentives donated: $25 Gift Card to Winerak (donated by 6th Ward City Council Candidate, Tom Sullivan), $25 Gift Certificate to Weasel Boy (donated by 2nd Ward City Council Candidate Grant Hutcheson), Two $30 Visitor Passes to The Wilds (donated by 4th Ward Council Person/Candidate Sandy Gentry and 2nd Ward City Council Person/Candidate Connie Norman), OSU Hartstone Pottery Bowl, Bloomer Candy, $20 Tom's Ice Cream Bowl Gift Certificate and a $50 Gift Certificate to Zak's Restaurant (donated by City Council At Large Candidate Lance Miller), Gift Certificate for a Spa Manicure at Lenny's Hair Design (donated by Muskingum County Women's Democratic Club), $30 Gas Gift Card and 4 boxed lunches to Ditty's Downtown Delit (donated by 1st Ward City Council Candidate, Jennifer Dittmar and City Council At Large Candidate, D. J. Dittmar).  Update:  our cake and incentives sold for $300 to Bob Pletcher.  Chris Smith baked our "Lady Liberty" cake.

Sat., April 27, 2:00 pm - Ed FitzGerald, Candidate for Ohio Governor, will have a news conference at Democratic Headquarters, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.  He got a law degree from OSU, worked as a staff assistant for US Congressman Edward Feighan, was a special agent for the FBI investigating corruption in Cicero, IL, joined the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's office, served first as a councilman for Lakewood, OH and then its mayor.  He became the first County Executive of Cuyahoga County after voters authorized a new form of county government in an attempt to reform corruption.

Sat., May 4 - Women's Democrat Club Garage Sale - Brooke Anderson's garage, 5405 Heritage Dr., Nashport.  Volunteers and sale items are needed.  Contact Barbara Anderson, 740-454-1732 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Bring items to Brooke's the week before the sale - call first to make sure she is home, 454-0742.  If you bring any plastic tubs, make sure your name is on tub and lid so they can be returned to you.  Setting up on Thursday afternoon from noon to ? - setting up on Friday 9 am - ?  If you can help with the setup on Thursday and Friday or the sale on Saturday, please contact Barbara Anderson at 454-1732.  All items not sold will go to the second sale, to be held at Melanie Kish's home on Saturday, June 1, during the National Road Yard Sale.  Directions to Brooke's home:  Route 60 North to Richvale Road.  Right on Richvale.  Heritage is the first street on the right.  Brooke's house is the 3rd on the right.

Sat., May 11 - Farmer's Market WDC fundraiser - morning 9 - 12 - selling terrariums and plants - Muskingum County Fairgrounds (corner of Pershing and Brighton, Zanesville).  Volunteers are needed for plant donations and to work the table.  Call President, Martha Sullivan, 740-452-9754.

Wed., May 15 - Muskingum County Democrats meeting - 7:30 pm - 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.

Sat., May 18 - Grant Hutcheson fundraiser - 9 am - Green Valley Golf Course. 4420 Dresden Rd., Zanesville.  Contact Grant Hutcheson at 740-453-3718 or 740-891-8954.

Sat., May 18 - Ohio Democratic Women's Caucus convention, Columbus.  If you would like to attend, contact Bobbie Durfee, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mon., May 20 - Muskingum Women Democrats meeting - 7:00 pm - 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville

Wed., May 29 - 8:15 am - Senate Finance Committee Hearing on State Budget, Columbus - SIGN UP to Testify against defunding Planned Parenthood in the state budget.  Our Club also 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)

Sat., June 1 - National Road yard sale, at Melanie Kish's home, 307 South St., Gratiot.  Volunteers are needed to work the event and to donate items.  Contact Melanie Kish at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sun., June 2 - Memorial Band Concert at Zane Landing Park, Zanesville, 7:00 pm, where we will have a concession stand.  Please to volunteer. 

Tues., June 4 - 12:30 pm - will be the final day of hearings on the Ohio state budget.  This is the last opportunity to urge the Ohio Senate Finance Committee to remove Planned Parenthood defunding efforts from the state budget.  More info  Our Club also 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)

Sun., June 16 - Memorial Band Concert at Zane Landing Park, Zanesville, 7:00 pm, where we will have a concession stand.  Please to volunteer.

Mon., June 17 - Muskingum Women Democrats meeting - 7:00 pm - Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville

Wed., June 19 - Muskingum Democrats meeting, 7:30 pm - 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville

Sat., June 22 - Ohio Democratic Party State Dinner, 6:30 pm - Greater Columbus Convention Center, Battelle Hall, 400 N. High St., Columbus.  Call 614-341-6911 or register at www.ohiodems.org/2013statedinner $100 dinner ticket, or larger donation.  RSVP by June 20th.  Speakers:  Sen. Sherrod Brown, former Governor Ted Strickland, and MN Senator Amy Klobuchar.

June 26, 3 pm - Webinar on how candidates can build volunteer bases
(Click on link above for more info and to sign-up for group telephone conference.)
Featuring:
Tracey Corder, Class of 2012, Emerge Wisconsin
Brittany Pettersen, State Rep., Colorado House Dist. 28
Moderated by:
Katie Hobbs, State Senator, Arizona's District 24
Executive Director, Emerge Arizona
Emerge America is the premier training program for Democratic women.
We  inspire women to run, we hone their skills to win.  Our goal is to
increase the number of Democratic women in public office.

Sat., June 29 - Mary Shrader 90th Birthday Celebration, Masonic Lodge, Mound St., Duncan Falls, 2-4 pm.

Sun., July 14 - Ice Cream Social - Knights of Columbus Club Room, 275 Sunrise Center Dr., Zanesville - 2 - 4 pm (?) depending on availability of our speaker.  Confirmed speakers are State Candidates David Pepper and John Patrick Carney.  ODP, Scott Surovjak, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 614-477-7182 is working on getting Nina Turner and Ed Fitzgerald to speak also.  A pizza and wine raffle basket, donated by Barb Anderson, will be raffled the day of the Ice Cream Social. 

Mon., July 15 - Muskingum Women Democrats meeting, 7:00 pm - Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville

Tue., July 16 - Muskingum County Democrats, VFW Picnic Shelter, 5:30 pm.  

Wed., July 17 - Muskingum Democrats meeting, 7:30 pm - 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville

Sun., July 21 - Memorial Band Concert at Zane Landing Park, Zanesville, 7:00 pm, where we will have a concession stand.  Please to volunteer.

Sun., July 28 - Memorial Band Concert at Zane Landing Park, Zanesville, 7:00 pm, where we will have a concession stand.  Please to volunteer.

Sun., Aug. 4 - Memorial Band Concert at Zane Landing Park, Zanesville, 7:00 pm, where we will have a concession stand.  Please to volunteer.

Mon., Aug. 19 - Muskingum Women Democrats meeting, 7:00 pm - Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville

Wed., Aug. 21 - Muskingum Democrats meeting, 7:30 pm - 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville

Fri., Sept. 6, 6 - 7:30 pm - Fitzgerald for Governor fundraiser - 1533 Welsh Hills Rd., Granville.  RSVP 440-382-2900 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  $250 and $50.  Or contribute online: www.edfitzgeraldforohio.com/contribute  Hosted by Jerry McLaughlin, Marty Allen, Vickie Fogarty, Tony Lisska, Licking County Democratic Party Chair Grace Cherrington, Former Congressman Zack Space, Gene Branstool and special guest Licking County Municipal Clerk of Courts Marcia Phelps.  (Your contribution will be received back when you file your state income taxes using the Ohio Political Contributions Tax Credit.)

Sun., Sept. 8 - Music in the Gale Gardens - 5:00 pm - The McIntire Terrace Association invites you to the Gale Gardens on Sunday evening, Sept. 8, 5:00 pm, for an evening of entertainment presented by Doc and the Professor.  Bring your lawn chairs and a friend or two.  Enjoy an evening of camaraderie with your neighbors, make new friends, and enjoy the garden. 
Directions:
W from Maple Ave. (Rte. 60) on Adair Ave. (Rte. 146) to Culbertson Ave.
S on Culbertson Ave. 1 block to Sunset Ave.
Right (SW) on Sunset Ave. 1 block to Charles St.
Right (NW) on Charles St. to alley on right
Right (NE) on alley about 50-60' to park entrance gate

Sun., Sept. 29, 3 - 5 pm - Muskingum County Democrats/Muskingum Women Democrats Brat and Hot Dog fund raiser, Falls Township Park.  Guest speakers:  2014 Candidate for Ohio State Auditor, John Patrick Carney; 2014 Candidate for US Congress, 6th District, Jennifer Garrison; and some of our local 2013 candidates.  $15.  (Located next to Falls Twp. Fire Station, 3105 Dillon Falls Rd.)

Mon., Sept. 16 - Muskingum Women Democrats meeting, 7:00 pm - Gant House, 1845 W. Main, St., Zanesville

Wed., Sept. 18 - Muskingum Democrats meeting, 7:30 pm - 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville

Thu., Sept. 26 - Sat., Sept. 28 - Federated Democratic Women of Ohio Fall Convention.  McKinley Grand Hotel, 320 Market St., South Canton, OH.  Hotel reservations:  330-454-5000.  Luncheon on Sat., $25; reservation deadline Sept. 23.  Contact Tina at 330-727-6232 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information.  Send completed forms and payments to Louise Hayden, 55 Country Lane, Painesville, OH 44077.

Sun., Sept. 29 - Brat and Dog Roast Fundraiser, sponsored by Muskingum Women's Democratic Club and Muskingum County Democratic Club, Falls Township Park, 3 - 5 pm.  $15 donation.  Guest speakers:  2014 Candidate for Ohio State Auditor, John Patrick Carney ~ 2014 Candidate for Ohio Congress, 6th District, Jennifer Garrison.

Sun., Oct. 6 - 6:30 pm - Using Social Media Effectively - Licking County Women's Caucus and the Ohio Democratic Women's Caucus host a program on using social media, presented by Lauren Kinsey.  25 W. Main St., Ste. 100, Newark.  RSVP (limited seating) at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 740-349-8273.

Thur., Oct. 10 - 5:30 pm - Morgan County Democratic PAC Fall Banquet at the Stockport Mill, 1995 Broadway Ave., Stockport, OH.  Scott Wharton, 2014 candidate for US 15th Congressional District will be the guest speaker.  $25 payable to Morgan County Democratic PAC, PO Box 423, McConnelsville, OH 43756.  Reservations must be returned with payment by Oct. 4th.  For questions/RSVP, contact Dorothy Shriver at 740-962-3093, Alice McElfresh at 740-962-4372 or Brian McKee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wed., Oct. 16, 7:30 pm - Muskingum Democrats meeting, 7:30 pm - 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville

Mon., Oct. 21, 7:00 pm - Muskingum Women Democrats meeting, 7:00 pm - Gant House, 1845 W. Main, St., Zanesville

Tue., Nov. 19, 6:00 pm - WDC Holiday Dinner Meeting at Primrose, 4212 Northpointe Dr., Zanesville.  RXCP by Nov. 12 to Brooke Anderson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 740-454-0742.  This is not our regular meeting night.  It replaces our regular 3rd Monday meeting in November.

Tue., Nov. 19 - 6 pm - WDC Holiday Dinner Meeting, at Primrose Retirement Community, 4212 Northpointe Dr., Zanesville.  RSVP by Nov. 12 to Brooke Anderson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 740-454-0742.  This is not our regular meeting night.  This replaces our usual 3rd Monday of the month meeting at Gant House.

Mon., Dec. 9 - 5:30-6:30 pm - Reception at City Hall for retiring Democratic City Councilman Ted Zakany, prior to the 7 pm City Council meeting..  Ted served our party and the city for 26 years on City Council.  MCWDC is hosting a reception honoring Ted for his dedicated service.

There will be no December WDC meeting

Sat., Dec. 28 - 2:00 - 5:00 pm - Marilyn Swope reception at Zanesville Masonic Lodge, 4th St., Zanesville, Ballroom.  The Women's Initiative Network, many of whose members are also members of the WDC, will be honoring Marilyn.  She was the first woman Mayor of Zanesville.  She is also a fiber artist connected with "A Touch of Thread" and many of her works will be on display.  She's led a very full life serving both her family and the community.  The private party at 2:00 - 3:00 pm will offer refreshments, and Marilyn speaking to us about her life.  Reservations are $20/person or $35/couple; contact Kathy Newsom at 740-453-6427 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This will be followed by an open house open to the public at no charge from 3:00 - 5:00 pm.  The Women's Initiative Network recognizes local women who are making a difference.


2014

Mon, Jan. 20 - 7 pm - WDC meeting, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main, Zanesville.

Wed., Jan. 22 - 7:30 pm - Muskingum County Democratic Party meeting, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.

Tue., Jan. 28 - 7 pm - Muskingum County Democratic Party Central Committee meeting, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.

Mon., Feb. 10 - 7 pm - Zanesville City Council meeting, City Hall, 401 Market St., Zanesville

Mon, Feb. 17 - 7 pm - WDC meeting, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main, Zanesville.
On the agenda will be a discussion of the upcoming St. Patrick's Day fundraiser to be held at VFW Hall, 1318 Putnam, Zanesville. There will be several speakers at the event.

Wed., Feb. 19 - 7 pm - Central Committee of the Muskingum County Democratic party meets.  7:30 pm - meeting of the Muskingum County Democratic Party.  At Democratic Headquarters, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.

Sat., Feb. 22nd at 3:30 pm - Sharen Neuhardt, Ed FitzGerald's running mate for Lt. Governor, will be in Zanesville this Saturday, at Democratic headquarters on 46 South Sixth Street, Zanesville.  Come and meet Sharen and listen to her views.

Mon., Feb. 24 - 7 pm - Zanesville City Council meeting, City Hall, 401 Market St., Zanesville6 S. 6th St., Zanesville.

Mon., Mar. 10 - 7 pm - Zanesville City Council meeting, City Hall, 401 Market St., Zanesville

Fri., March 14 - 6 - 8 pm - St. Patrick's Day Celebration at VFW, 1318 Putnam Ave., Zanesville.  Tickets $20, or 2 for $35  (All proceeds benefit Democratic Candidates.)  Baked Potato Bar, Assorted Salads and Desserts, and Cash Bar.

Speakers:
Grace Cherrington, Licking County Democratic Party Chair
Jennah Craig, Director of Ohio Democratic Women's Caucus
Jennifer Garrison, Candidate for 6th Congressional District
Natalie R. Haupt, Candidate for Fifth District Court of Appeals
Grant Hutcheson, Candidate for Muskingum County Commissioner
Liz Walters, Women's Caucus Chair of Ohio Democratic Party

Need more information?
Barbara Anderson, 454-1732
Brooke Anderson, 454-0742
Bobbie Durfee, 454-2688
Martha Sullivan, 452-9754

Mon., Mar. 17 - 7:00 pm - WDC meeting, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main, Zanesville.

Wed., Mar. 19 - 7:30 pm - meeting of the Muskingum County Democratic Party.  At Democratic Headquarters, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.

Thur., Mar. 27 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm - Reception for Jennifer Garrison, Candidate for Congress (OH-06) - Zak's Restaurant, 32 North 3rd Street, Zanesville.  Muskingum Host Committee:  Jack Boyd, Phil Phillips and Butch Zwelling.  Suggested contribution $50.  Checks should be made payable to Jennifer Garison for Congress and can be collected at the event, or contribute securely online at http://www.JenniferGarrison.com/contribute

Fri., Mar. 28, First Annual Mid-Ohio Valley Democratic Dinner, at Comfort Inn of Marietta, 700 Pike St., Marietta.  Cocktail hour will begin at 5:00 pm with dinner beginning immediately after at 6:00 pm. 

To register for the dinner please visit this link:  http://tinyurl.com/demsdinner

Those interested in attending may also fill out the attached form and mail it with an enclosed check payable to the "Marietta College Democrats" to:  Marietta College Democrats, Box 1238, 215 Fifth St., Marietta, OH 45750.

Speakers for the dinner include:
U. S. Senate candidate Natalie Tennant
Ohio gubernational candidate Ed FitzGerald
Candidate for Ohio Auditor of State John Patrick Carney
Democratic candidate for U. S. House of Representatives Jennifer Garrison
Ohio State Senator Lou Gentile
U. S. Senator Joe Manchin has also been invited to be a part of the evening's program.

The people of Ohio and West Virginia deserve the best, and to achieve this we understand the importance of partnering with local Democrats to raise the necessary funds and awareness to elect quality representation and advance important issues. The MOVDD is designed to united Democrats from both sides of the Ohio River, as part of our initiative to develop a long term relationship with local citizens in order to move the Ohio Valley forward.

We are very thankful for your generosity and support.  If you have any questions or comments please do not hesitate to contact Marietta College Democrats President Taylor Myers at 740-213-6028.  We look forward to having you attend this event, where we will share an evening of laughs, friendship, and patriotism as we celebrate the ideals of the Democratic Party and the many freedoms we enjoy through living in the United States of America.  SIGN UP here.

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

Mon., Apr. 21, 7:00 pm, Muskingum Women Democrats meeting, at Gant House, 1945 W. Main St., Zanesville.

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.  Update:  our cake was purchased by Zemba Brothers for $155.  It was made by Melanie Bleakney.

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.  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.

Sun., May 11 - 7:30 – 8:45 p.m.: Connie Pillich will be on the Forum with Mansfield Frazier to discuss ending gender discrimination in pay, answering questions from Mr. Frazier, and listeners.  Anyone who is interested can join the call to listen and to ask questions. Read Connie Pillich's article from Sunday about How Ohio Can Help Military Families. http://www.conniepillich.com/news/how-ohio-can-help-military-families  To ask a question, listeners can dial in at 216 578 1100. *You may get a busy signal, that’s normal, please keep trying.

Join these Conversations with David Pepper on Preventing Violence Against Women:

DAYTON:
Date: Tuesday, 5/13/14 |Time: 12:30 - 2 pm
Lily's Bistro 329 East 5th Street Dayton, OH 45402
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Date: Wednesday, 5/14/14 | Time: 2pm-3pm
Iris Book Café 1331 Main St.  Cincinnati, OH 45202
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Ohio Democratic Women's Caucus
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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.  Complimentary lunch with RSVP.  CLICK HERE to Register

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!

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

Saturday, 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.

Ohio Democratic Women's Caucus
Kathy DiCristofaro, Chair
Ohio Democratic Women's Caucus
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Women Activists:  Springing into Action

The Ohio Democratic Women's Caucus Regional Leaders are springing into action across Ohio.  We kicked off Spring into Action in Medina County.  Already, we've visited Ashland, Springfield and Medina, and ODWC is on the way to Akron.  If you'd like to join the ODWC in taking action please join us to learn how you can take part in our early grassroots efforts from neighborhood to neighborhood.

Want to Spring into Action together?  Please contact Jennah Craig to find out more details NOW either by phone or email at 614-214-4851 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Check out event photos on facebook!

Friday and Saturday, May 30th and 31st, beginning at 8 am - Women's Democratic Club National Road Garage Sale Fundraiser.  We are in need of donations from our members.  Please clean out your closets, basements and garages and bring the things you can part with to our sale.

The sale will be at Melanie Kish's home, 307 South St., Gratiot, again this year.  You can drop off your donations on Thursday, May 29th.  Donations are welcome on sale days also!

We plan to start our sale Friday and Saturday mornings at 8 a.m.  Please volunteer to work a day(s) or even a few hours.  It is not just a fundraiser - we have a fun time, too!  Contact Melanie Kish if you have any questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 740-787-2203.

Update--our garage sale netted $710.  There wasn't much that didn't sell, but we donated unsold items to Transitions and Operation Spirit.

Sun., June 8 - 7:00 pm - Zanesville Memorial Band Concert, where we will have our concession stand.  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.

Thur., June 12, 6:00 pm - Morgan County Democrat PAC Flag Day Banquet - Stockport Mill Country Inn.  Our special guest speaker will be Laina Featherholt Rogers, candidate for the Ohio House of Representatives.  Other candidates will be present as well to be introduced, and for our banquet guests to have an opportunity to visit with them before and after the banquet.  Reservations must be in by Sat., June 7.  Cost is $25/person.  Funds raised from the banquet will be used to further the goals of the PAC, such as assisting Democrat candidates with financial contributions to their campaigns.

For further information about the banquet, please call Alice McElfresh at 740-962-4372 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fri., June 13, President Bill Clinton will be back in Ohio for the 2014 Ohio Democratic Party State Dinner CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

Sun., June 22 - 7:00 pm - Zanesville Memorial Band Concert, where we will have our concession stand.  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.

Sun., July 6 - 7:00 pm - Zanesville Memorial Band Concert, where we will have our concession stand.  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.

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

Sun., July 20 - 7:00 pm - Zanesville Memorial Band Concert, where we will have our concession stand.  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.

Mon., July 21 - 7 pm - Ohio Democratic Women's Caucus Get Out the Vote meeting, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.  RSVP at 614-221-6563, ext. 1170.  Please note that the WDC meeting will be held at the same location, at the same time.

Mon., July 21 - 7:00 pm - WDC meeting, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main, Zanesville.

Wed., July 23, 4:00 - -5:30 pm, Connie Pillich, candidate for Ohio Treasurer, will be at a meet and greet at Democratic Headquarters, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.  Connie's web site:  www.conniepillich.com  In case you missed it:  Read Connie Pillich's article about How Ohio Can Help Military Families. http://www.conniepillich.com/news/how-ohio-can-help-military-families

Zack Space will also be there.

Sunday, July 27, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, Ice Cream Social, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 275 Sunrise Center Rd., Zanesville.

Guest speakers:
Sharon Neuhardt, Democratic Candidate for Ohio Lt. Governor
David Tibbs, Democratic Candidate for the 12th Congressional District
Natalie Haupt, Democratic Candidate for the 5th District Court of Appeals
Nina Turner, Democratic Candidate for Secretary of State

$10 donation, checks payable to MAWD PAC, can be mailed to:
Barbara Anderson, 300 Walnut Hills Dr., Zanesville, OH 43701.

A themed basket will be raffled at the event, and ice cream will be served by our club members. Please plan to attend this annual event to socialize with fellow Democrats, hear the messages of our speakers and support our candidates.

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

Sun., Aug. 3 - 7:00 pm - Zanesville Memorial Band Concert, where we will have our concession stand.  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.

Mon., Aug. 18, 7:00 pm - WDC meeting, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.

Wed., Aug. 20, 7:30 pm - Muskingum County Democrats meeting, Democratic Headquarters, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.  The Central Committee will meet at 7:00 pm.

Thu. Aug. 21, 5:00 - 7:00 pm - Fund Raiser for Linda Regula, Candidate for Muskingum County Commissioner, organized by Katherine Mitzel, at 154 Muskingum Ave., Zanesville.  $15/person.  Please RSVP at 740-704-3321.

Tue., Sept. 9, 6:30 pm - Muskingum County Young Democrats are holding a fundraiser for Linda Regula, and other candidates, at the Pines in Dresden, 42 W Dave Longaberger Ave, Dresden.  Open to public, (740) 754-4422 for more information.

Mon, Sept. 15 - 7:00 pm - WDC meeting, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main, Zanesville.

Wed., Sept. 17 - 7:30 pm - Muskingum County Democrats meeting, at Democratic Headquarters, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR PHONE BANKING!

Tuesday evenings, 5:00 - 7:30 pm
at Zak's restaurant, 32 N. 3rd St., Zanesville

(You will need to use your own cell phone, as we won't be providing phones.)

Tue., Sept. 9, 6:30 pm - Muskingum County Young Democrats are holding a fundraiser for Linda Regula, and other candidates, at the Pines in Dresden, 42 W Dave Longaberger Ave, Dresden.  Open to public, (740) 754-4422 for more information.  No set donation; donate what you can.

Mon., Sept. 15, 7:00 pm - WDC meeting at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.

Tue., Sept. 16, 5:00 - 7:30 pm - Phone Banking at Zak's restaurant, 32 N. 3rd St., Zanesville.  (You will need to use your own cell phone, as we won't be providing phones.)

Wed., Sept. 17, 7:30 pm - Muskingum County Democrats meeting, at Democratic Headquarters, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.

Tue., Sept. 23, 5:00 - 7:30 pm - Phone Banking
at Zak's restaurant, 32 N. 3rd St., Zanesville.  (You will need to use your own cell phone, as we won't be providing phones.)

Sun., Sept. 28, 3:00 - 5:00 pm - Muskingum County Democrats and WDC Candidate Kick-off - Falls Township Park (3105 Dillon Falls Rd.).  $15.
Special Guests:
Governor of Ohio Candidate, Ed Fitzgerald
Muskingum County Commissioner Candidate, Linda Regula
Ohio Supreme Court Candidate Candidate, Tom Letson
Fifth District Court of Appeals Candidate, Natalie Haupt
Ohio 6th Congressional District Candidate, Jennifer Garrison
...and other candidates

Tue., Sept. 30, 5:00 - 7:30 pm - Phone Banking at Zak's restaurant, 32 N. 3rd St., Zanesville.  (You will need to use your own cell phone, as we won't be providing phones.)

Thur., Oct. 2 - 6:00 pm - Morgan County Democrat PAC Fall Banquet - at Stockport Mill Country Inn.  Speaker:  Sharon Neuhardt, candidate for Lt. Governor of the State of Ohio.  $25 check to Morgan County Democrat PAC, 496 N. Kennebee Ave., McConnelsville, OH 43756-1071; reservations due by Sept. 27.  Questions?  Alice McElfresh at 740-962-4372, Clare Farnsworth at 740-962-6467, or email Brian McKee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (Stockport Inn, 1995 Broadway Ave., Stockport, OH.)

Sun., Oct. 5 - Candidates' Forum, 2:00 pm, John McIntire Library, 220 N. 5th St., Zanesville.

Tue., Oct. 6, 5:00 - 7:30 pm - Phone Banking at Zak's restaurant, 32 N. 3rd St., Zanesville.  (You will need to use your own cell phone, as we won't be providing phones.)

Tues., Oct. 7, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Presentation on Human Trafficking Awareness at Health Sciences Building Auditorium, Zane State College.  Q & A to follow with community professionals.  Theresa Flores was trafficked in the 80’s from 15-17 years of age. The shame of what happened caused her to keep it a secret…even from her mother. The threat of harm to her family held her captive to her traffickers. She is the author of 3 books, including The Slave Across the Street. She received the Courage Award from the governor in 2012 and her story has been told on Dateline, Nightline, and many other venues. She is the founder of SOAP – Saving Our Adolescents from Prostitution. Topics: Theresa’s story, human trafficking overview, solutions (SOAP), and red flags of trafficking.  For more information, call Cindy Brandi at 740-849-0297.


Wed., October 8th at 7 PM - Linda Regula, Candidate for County Commissioner, hosting a workshop for Mayors, Township Trustees,  Village Officials and Nonprofits, with grant writer Patty West-Volland leading, at the 6th floor ballroom of the Masonic Temple, 36-42 N. 4th St., Zanesville.  DVD’s will be handed out at the meeting with grant application forms, and web site addresses for these grant sources.  This conference will also provide her the chance to introduce herself, and to hear from them about the important issues effecting them, their families, and community. Many are in situations made all the worse by sharp funding cuts from the State. This conference is a good faith effort to help because even if she's not elected, she wants to help where she can.

More on Linda Regula's campaign:

She has a Facebook page for her campaign:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Linda-Regula-for-County-Commissioner/838981119446560


Questions and Answers of County Commissioner Candidates, from the Zanesville Times-Recorder:

Muskingum County Commissioner candidates Linda Regula, a Democrat, and incumbent Jim Porter, a Republican, were asked questions submitted to the Times Recorder by readers concerned with the outcome of the Nov. 4 election.

Candidates were asked the same questions, but were interviewed separately. Answers have been condensed in the interest of space. The commissioner’s seat is the only contested local race.

Question: A study by the Zanesville-Muskingum Port Authority showed that quality of life is an issue when trying to attract companies and skilled workers to Muskingum County. What plans do you have to improve the quality of life for current and future residents?

Porter: I don’t know why people aren’t wanting to come here, but if you’ve been driving around the county like I have for the past four or five weeks, there are help wanted signs everywhere. That’s a positive thing. But are people not educated enough? Possibly. Is that a commissioners job? I don’t think so. What we do as a commission is we fund (departments) with our budgeting and appropriating authority. We make sure they have funds, we don’t do it.

Regula: I think most of the tax dollars are being funneled into a couple places. Those people have a really high quality of life. ... I heard about this little area called Licking View where there’s raw sewage running in the streets. This other area called Cannelville, they have no drinking water. The residents have to pay upwards of $200 a month to truck in water. ... To me there just needs to be a fairer distribution of tax dollars.

Question: Muskingum County suffers from an aging infrastructure. How do you plan to improve infrastructure so companies will consider Muskingum County as a potential location?

Porter: The county, all our stuff is fairly new. ... We’ve done $5.4 million in projects in water and sewer this year alone. You can only get so much money. Everyone’s talking about all these grants and money out there, everything we utilize, and we use it all. You can only have two projects on the books for every two years. So it takes time and patience, but I can assure you we utilize every grant and dollar out there.

Regula: The first thing that needs to be dealt with is maintenance and upkeep. ... (The Philo Bridge) is a visual symptom of what's happening all over the county. There’s grants, state and federal grants, for bridges and roads. ... I would probably hire a grant writer and that would be their job. I know there are a lot of bridges that need repaired, but it seems like the money keeps getting sent to other places, which seems temporary to me, because it’s not long-lasting.

Question: What resources will you allocate to help alleviate the intertwined homelessness and drug abuse problem in Muskingum County?

Porter: Recently, within the last two years (the county) started (The Drug Coalition of Muskingum County) and ... they just got a nice grant. It’s coalitions like that, with everyone working together pooling their resources to make it happen.

Regula: It’s very difficult to say overall what will solve the problem because people are so different, but I think a little more care could be put into making our neighborhoods a little safer. I think that bringing businesses here that pay a decent wage with benefits would help another section of people who have lost their jobs.

Question: How will you develop short and long term plans for the county? What are your priorities?

Porter: The top priority is jobs, that’s obvious. We have a nice problem in the county and that’s our industrial parks are just about full. We have been, despite what everybody says, looking. We have five, six sites picked out as possible new industrial parks, I can’t talk about them or tell you were they are but we’re working on it, things of that nature. ... It’s jobs, people have to be working here to want to stay.

Regula: I think a short term goal is to discover what the old plan has been because nobody knows what this plan is. ... Right away I’d probably use that rainy day fund for Licking View and Cannelville. Then long term it would be to draw businesses in that are paying higher wages and trying to give our young people hope that its coming, don’t give up on us. I know people are afraid of change, but change is the only thing that’s going to save this county.

Question: What is your plan for bringing high-paying jobs to Muskingum County so that young people will want to stay in the area?

Porter: Working with the Port Authority. If we didn’t fund them, they wouldn’t exist. And it’s collaboratively with the city and county. I’m gonna brag a little bit … Auto Zone 1995, I’m proud that my signature is on the paperwork that got them here because Perry Township was the first to establish a tax enterprise zone. ... Auto Zone, 5 B’s, New Bakery, Plaskolite, I’ve got a history of working with them. I didn’t do it on my own, we did it as a group, the Port Authority, the city, the county and the trustees.

Regula: One of the things is that all the perks go to businesses that are coming in instead of uplifting the local businesses that have been here forever, family businesses that keep this economy going. In order to attract corporations you have to have an atmosphere of art and culture. They didn’t come to just a dead place. ... A lot of people are turned off by the arts. They don’t understand how they can draw people, but it does. Whatever the magic formula is, it does. And when it draws people, it draws businesses, it draws opportunities, it draws tax dollars into the economy, it draws attention.

Question: If you were to paint an ideal picture of Muskingum County in the future, what would be the most prominent aspects?

Porter: I’m going back to when I took office, and you know I hate this bragging, but it’s a good example. Our unemployment rate back then was almost 15 percent and I look today and its 6.1 percent. My first budget we had to cut 7 percent and I’m proud of the fact that I did that and they used most of my figures. I think I surprised them. Today our permissive sales tax is almost $2 million above what it’s been in the past. I think that’s a sign that our county is improving.

The picture isn’t bleak by any means. ... One person’s not gonna do this. ... I love the job, but I hate the politics and I think the public is getting where they want people to work for them with whoever’s in office. And I think I can do that. I have a record of doing that and that’s what it takes.

I’m not an artist, I’m a mover and a shaker, but the picture would be a lot brighter than it was four years ago.

Regula: To me opportunity is what drives a community to improve … People need to have a voice, because people aren’t afraid to tell you what they need. Then you offer them the opportunity and they might not take it, but they need the opportunity, the jobs, good schools, an atmosphere of art and culture, help for local businesses, putting money into infrastructure.

It makes no sense that it has to stay the same. So I hopefully can change it if I’m elected and if I’m not elected at least I tried.

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Editor’s Note

The Times Recorder editorial board will not endorse a candidate for county commissioner because of the unavailability of Linda Regula, who recently was hospitalized for a broken hip.

Fri., Oct. 10th at 11:00 am - Transitions Fundraising Luncheon - Zanesville Country Club.  $30 admission.  Patron, $50.  Corporate Sponsorship $350 (seating for 6) or $450 (seating for 8).  Domestic Violence Shelter & Court Advocacy Program.  Keynote speaker: Brad Hindel, father of Brandy Hindel-Daniels, 1988-2014, a victim of domestic violence.  Silent auction 11:00 - 12:30.  Lunch served at 12:00 noon.  RSVP by Oct. 3 to Melanie Klotzbach, 1757 Innisbrook Lane, Zanesville, OH 43701; checks made out to Transitions, Inc.

Tue., Oct. 13, 5:00 - 7:30 pm - Phone Banking at Zak's restaurant, 32 N. 3rd St., Zanesville.  (You will need to use your own cell phone, as we won't be providing phones.)
 
Tue., Oct. 20, 5:00 - 7:30 pm - Phone Banking at Zak's restaurant, 32 N. 3rd St., Zanesville,  (You will need to use your own cell phone, as we won't be providing phones.)
 
Thur., Oct. 23 - 5:00 - 7:00 pm - Connie Pillich Reception at the home of Joyce Klein, 205 W. Brooklyn St., Gambier, OH.  Contribution Levels:  $250 - $100 - $50.  RSVP to Jordan Howard at 614-454-1089 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tue., Oct.27, 5:00 - 7:30 pm - Phone Banking at Zak's restaurant, 32 N. 3rd St., Zanesville.  (You will need to use your own cell phone, as we won't be providing phones.)

Tue., Nov. 4 - Election Day

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR PHONE BANKING!

Tuesday evenings, 5:00 - 7:30 pm
at Zak's restaurant, 32 N. 3rd St., Zanesville

(You will need to use your own cell phone, as we won't be providing phones.)

Thur., Oct. 2 - 6:00 pm - Morgan County Democrat PAC Fall Banquet - at Stockport Mill Country Inn.  Speaker:  Sharon Neuhardt, candidate for Lt. Governor of the State of Ohio.  $25 check to Morgan County Democrat PAC, 496 N. Kennebee Ave., McConnelsville, OH 43756-1071; reservations due by Sept. 27.  Questions?  Alice McElfresh at 740-962-4372, Clare Farnsworth at 740-962-6467, or email Brian McKee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (Stockport Inn, 1995 Broadway Ave., Stockport, OH.)

Tues., Oct. 7, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Presentation on Human Trafficking Awareness at Health Sciences Building Auditorium, Zane State College.  Q & A to follow with community professionals.  Theresa Flores was trafficked in the 80’s from 15-17 years of age. The shame of what happened caused her to keep it a secret…even from her mother. The threat of harm to her family held her captive to her traffickers. She is the author of 3 books, including The Slave Across the Street. She received the Courage Award from the governor in 2012 and her story has been told on Dateline, Nightline, and many other venues. She is the founder of SOAP – Saving Our Adolescents from Prostitution. Topics: Theresa’s story, human trafficking overview, solutions (SOAP), and red flags of trafficking.  For more information, call Cindy Brandi at 740-849-0297.

Sun., Oct. 5 - Candidates' Forum, 2:00 pm, John McIntire Library, 220 N. 5th St., Zanesville.

Tue., Oct. 7, 5:00 - 7:30 pm - Phone Banking at Zak's restaurant, 32 N. 3rd St., Zanesville.  (You will need to use your own cell phone, as we won't be providing phones.)

Wed., October 8th at 7 PM - Linda Regula, Candidate for County Commissioner, hosting a workshop for Mayors, Township Trustees, Village Officials and Nonprofits, with grant writer Patty West-Volland leading, at the 6th floor ballroom of the Masonic Temple, 36-42 N. 4th St., Zanesville.  DVD’s will be handed out at the meeting with grant application forms, and web site addresses for these grant sources.  This conference will also provide her the chance to introduce herself, and to hear from them about the important issues effecting them, their families, and community. Many are in situations made all the worse by sharp funding cuts from the State. This conference is a good faith effort to help because even if she's not elected, she wants to help where she can.
 
Fri., Oct. 10th at 11:00 am - Transitions Fundraising Luncheon - Zanesville Country Club.  $30 admission.  Patron, $50.  Corporate Sponsorship $350 (seating for 6) or $450 (seating for 8).  Domestic Violence Shelter & Court Advocacy Program.  Keynote speaker: Brad Hindel, father of Brandy Hindel-Daniels, 1988-2014, a victim of domestic violence.  Silent auction 11:00 - 12:30.  Lunch served at 12:00 noon.  RSVP by Oct. 3 to Melanie Klotzbach, 1757 Innisbrook Lane, Zanesville, OH 43701; checks made out to Transitions, Inc.

Tue., Oct. 13, 5:00 - 7:30 pm - Phone Banking at Zak's restaurant, 32 N. 3rd St., Zanesville.  (You will need to use your own cell phone, as we won't be providing phones.)
 
Wed., Oct. 15 at 7:30 pm - Muskingum County Democrats meeting, at Democratic Headquarters, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.
 
Mon., Oct. 20 at 7:00 pm - WDC meeting, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.
 

Tue., Oct. 27, 5:00 - 7:30 pm - Phone Banking at Zak's restaurant, 32 N. 3rd St., Zanesville.  (You will need to use your own cell phone, as we won't be providing phones.)
 
Sat., Nov. 1 - 6:00 pm - The WDC will have a table at the NAACP Dinner in Hallowed Hills.
 
Tue., Nov. 4 - Election Day

Wed., Nov. 19 -  7:30 pm - Muskingum County Democrats meeting, at Democratic Headquarters, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.

Sat., Nov. 22 - noon - WDC holiday luncheon meeting at Bryan Place, 49 6th St., Zanesville, paid members only.  RSVP by Tue., Nov. 18, to Nancy Harvey, 740-454-6624 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  This replaces our regular 3rd Monday of the month meeting.  We will be taking up a collection for Transitions at this meeting.

December--no meetings for the WDC or the Muskingum County Democrats.  Regular meetings will resume in January.

Zanesville Mayor Jeff Tilton's youngest son, Nicholas, passed away December 16, 2014, of cancer.
Funeral information:  click here  Our club extends its sympathy to Jeff and Debbon.


2015

Mon., Jan. 19 - 7:00 pm - Women's Democratic Club meeting, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St. ZanesvilleElection of officiers.

Wed., Jan. 21 - 7:30 pm - Muskingum County Democrats meeting, at Democratic Headquarters, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.

Mon., Feb. 16 - 7:00 pm - Women's Democratic Club meeting, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville. 
Cancelled due to bad weather and driving conditions; to be re-scheduled later.

Tues., Feb. 24 - 6:00 pm (updated date and time; was Wed., Feb. 18) Muskingum County Democrats, Chili dinner  ($15 suggested donation), followed by the regular club meeting at 7:30, at Democratic Headquarters, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville. 
Postponed due to bad weather and driving conditions.  New time and date:  Tuesday, Feb. 24, 6 pm.

Mon., Mar. 2 - 7:00 pm - Women's Democratic Club meeting, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville. This makes up for the meeting scheduled for Feb. 16, which was cancelled due to bad weather.  On the agenda will be our upcoming St. Patrick's Day fund raiser.

Mon., Mar. 16, 6 -8 pm, VFW Hall, 1318 Putnam Ave., Zanesville - St. Patrick's Day Celebration.  Baked potato bar, assorted salads and desserts, cash bar.  Speaker:  David Pepper, new Ohio Democratic Party Chair.  Zanesville City Democratic candidates are invited to speak also.  Donation:  $20, or 2 for $35.  All proceeds benefit Democratic Candidates.  Reservations Requested.  Checks payable to MAWDPAC can be mailed to:  Barbara Anderson, 300 Walnut Hills Dr., Zanesville 43701

Mon., Mar. 30, 7 pm - Women's Democratic Club make-up meeting, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.  On the agenda:  Zanesville city candidate endorsements, and the Heartbeat Bill passed in the Ohio House of Representatives.

Wed., Apr. 1, 4:30 pm - Sen. Sherrod Brown to host a meeting at Democratic Headquarters, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville, to talk about what is going in Washington, DC.  This is not a fund raiser or press conference.

Wed., Apr. 15, 6 pm, Muskingum County Democrats meeting, at Democratic Headquarters, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.  Soup and sandwich dinner will be available for $15.

Mon., Apr. 20, 7 pm, Women's Democratic Club meeting, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.

Thur., Apr. 23 and Fri., Apr. 24 - Carr Center Cake Auction at Colony Square Mall, Zanesville.  Our club had a cake,
and Nancy Harvey donated a Kitchen Aid stand mixer as an incentive ($450 value). Lori Nichols baked and decorated our cake.  Our Cake was auctioned Friday, April 24, at 3:00 pm.  It sold for $245 to Mohr Plumbing.

Fri., Apr. 24, and Sat., Apr. 25 - Annual Federated Democratic Women of Ohio Spring Convention hosted by Carroll and Harrison County Democratic Ladies, at Days Inn, 1111 Canton Road NW, Carrolton, OH.  This year's theme is "Women on the Move."  Reservations can be made by calling 330-627-9314.

Tue., May 5 - Primary/Special Election.  We are endorsing our club members:
Jan Bradshaw, Zanesville City Council, 2nd Ward
Connie Norman, Zanesville City Council, 3rd Ward
Sandy Gentry, Zanesville City Council, 4th Ward
Margo Moyer, Zanesville Auditor

Blue Cocktail Hour, May 11, 5:30 - 7:00 pm, will be held at Zak's, 32 N. 3rd St., Zanesville.  ODP Chairman, David Pepper will speak.  RSVP to Monica DeTota, 614-313-6436 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Suggested donation $25 or more. 

Mon., May 18, 7 pm - Women's Democratic Club meeting, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.

Wed., May 20, 6:00 pm, Muskingum County Democrats meeting, at Democratic Headquarters, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville

National Road Garage Sale--Fri., May 29 and Sat., May 30, 9 am - 4 pm, at Melanie Kish's house in Gratiot.  Set-up on Thur., May 28.
Please start gathering up your donations!  Volunteers needed; call Melanie at 740-787-2203.

Thur., June 11, beginning at 6:00 pm, Stockport Mill Country Inn, 1995 Broadway Avenue, Stockport, Ohio - Morgan County Democrat Central Committee Flag Day Banquet.  Guests: Former Ohio First Lady Frances Strickland.  Awarding two high school graduating seniors scholarships, and honoring Democrat Women of the year, Leota Casto and Dorothy Shriver.  RSVP by June 6, $25 Alice McElfresh 740-962-4372 or Brian McKee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mon., June 15, 7:00 pm - Women's Democratic Club meeting, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.

Wed., June 17, 6:30 pm - Muskingum County Democrats meeting, at Democratic Headquarters, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.  There will be a dessert bar first, followed by the Central Committee meeting at 7:00 pm, and then the club meeting at 7:30 pm.  Poll workers are needed; please volunteer at this meeting if you're willing to do it.

Wed., June 24, 7:05 pm, Gant Municipal Stadium - Muskingum Valley Old Timers Baseball Association fundraiser, Banker's Night.  Contact Grant Hutcheson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday, June 27, at 6 p.m. - Ohio Democratic Party’s 2015 State Dinner at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 North High Street, Columbus. Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, who gave an electrifying speech at the 2012 Presidential Convention, will be the keynote speaker.  $150.  More info: http://ohiodems.org/granholm-to-headline-ohio-democratic-party-2015-state-dinner/ To reserve a ticket, CLICK HERE

Wed., July 15, 7:30 pm - Muskingum County Democrats meeting, at Democratic Headquarters, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.

Mon., July 20, 7:00 pm - Women's Democratic Club meeting, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.

Sun., July 26, 2 - 4 pm, Ice Cream Social, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 275 Sunrise Center Dr., Zanesville.
President Melanie Kish has contacted Bridgette at ODP, who is checking on possible speakers:  Nina Turner and David Pepper. Taylor Meyers, contact for Ted and Francis Strickland, was also contacted by Melanie.  All of our local Democratic Candidates will be asked to speak at the event.

Memorial Band Concert series at Zane's Landing, Zanesville, where we have a concession stand:
Sunday evening, June 7
Sunday evening, June 21
Sunday evening, July 19
Sunday evening, August 2
Volunteers, and donations of pop, water and candy are needed.

Sun., August 2, 7 pm - Zanesville Memorial Band Concert, Zane's Landing Park, where we will have our concession stand.

Wed., August 12, 7:30 pm - Muskingum County Democrats meeting at Democratic Headquarters, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.  The August meeting was moved up a week because of the County Fair.  The meeting is about planning the September picnic fundraiser.  We return to the regular 3rd Wednesday meeting date in September.

Mon., August 17, 7:00 pm - Women's Democratic Club meeting, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 7:00 pm - Muskingum County Democrats meeting, at Democratic HQ, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.  The Central Committee will meet first, at 7:00 pm, to discuss the upcoming fall fund raiser to be held Sunday, Sept. 27, 2 - 5 pm, at Falls Township Park.  The regular club meeting will follow at 7:30 pm.

Thursday, Sept. 17, from 5 - 7 pm at Creno's Pizza South, 1423 Maysville Pike, Zanesville--Jan Bradshaw, running for City Council in the 2nd Ward, will have a "Meet and Greet."  Suggested donation, $10.  Please RSVP via text to: 740-588-0828.

Sunday, Sept. 20 - Jeff Tilton, running for Zanesville Mayor, is having a fund raiser, $35/person or $60/couple, at Zak's, 32 N. 3rd St., Zanesville.

Monday, Sept. 21, 7 pm - Muskingum Women Democrats meeting at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.

Thursday, Sept. 24 - Saturday, Sept. 26 - Federated Democratic Women of Ohio Fall Convention, at Holiday Inn, Boardman, Ohio.  Thursday evening, executive board meeting, and networking/socializing.  Author Joyce Sawyer will discuss her book, "Power Spousing." Evening reception hosted by Congressman Tim Ryan and State Senator Joe Schianoni.  Also, auction.  Saturday, workshops on politics at the local level.  Liz Shirey of ODP gives an update.  Frances Strickland is the lunch speaker.  FDWO business meetings and ODP speakers.  To attend, call Tina re questions, 330-727-6232 or 330-707-4405.  $15 to register.

Sunday, Sept. 27, 2 - 5 pm, at Falls Twp. Park, Democratic Party fund raiser, $20/person, and bring a covered dish for the potluck.  Speakers will be David Leland (State Representative and former chair of the Ohio Democratic Party), and local candidates.  Dale Phillips is donating the meat.  There will be a raffle and a 50/50 drawing.

Poll workers are needed in this election Contact the Board of Elections, 205 N. 7th St., Zanesville - 740-455-7120.  APPLICATION DOWNLOAD 

Monday, Oct. 5 - Deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 3 General Election

Friday, Oct. 9 - Transitions Luncheon Fundraiser, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm - Zanesville Country Club, 1300 Country Club Dr., Zanesville.  Benefitting Transitions, Inc., a domestic violence shelter and court advocacy program.  Speaker, Dr. Amy Bonomi, Professor and Chair of Human and Family Studies dept. at Michigan State University.  Silent auction.  $30 mailed to Dr. Ellen Nist, 3555 Cliffhanger Way, Zanesville 43701.  RSVP by Oct. 3.

Monday, Oct. 19, 7 pm - Muskingum Women Democrats meeting at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St, Zanesville.

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 7:30 pm - Muskingum County Democrats meeting, at Democratic HQ, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville. 

Thursday, Oct. 22 - 6 pm - Morgan County PAC banquet at the Stockport Inn, 1995 Broadway, Stockport.  Frances Strickland is the featured guest.  To carpool, contact Melanie Kish, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tuesday, Nov. 3 - General Election

"Right To Work" meeting, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 - IBEW Hall, 5805 Frazeysburg Rd., Nashport
Pizza, 5:30 - 6:00 PM
Program, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Join us to learn about the threat of "Right to Work" in our community.  Learn more about this anti-worker agenda and what you can do to take action and protect your community. 

RTW is a dangerous attack on working and middle-class families  These anti-worker policies lower wages, slash benefits, make workers less safe on the job, and devastate communities.  Workplace fatalities are 36% higher in RTW states.  Median household incomes are $535/month less in RTW states.

The WDC November meeting will be our annual Holiday Luncheon, at Bryan Place, 49 N. 6th St., Zanesville, on Sat., Nov. 21, at 11:30 am.  RSVP, Melanie Kish, 740-787-2203 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wed., Dec. 9, 7:30 pm - Muskingum County Democrats meeting at Democratic HQ, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.
Note:  this meeting was cancelled due to the heat being off.


2016

Mon., Jan. 18, Women's Democratic Club meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.

Wed., Jan. 20, Muskingum County Democrats meeting, 7:30 pm, at Democratic HQ, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.  This will be followed by the Executive Committee meeting at 8:30 pm.  On the agenda: appointing a representative to the Muskingum County Board of Elections.

Tue., Feb. 16, Women's Democratic Club meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.

Wed., Feb. 17, Muskingum County Democrats meeting, 7:30 pm, at Democratic HQ, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.  Note:  this meeting was cancelled due to the heat being off.

DELEGATE APPLICATION FORMS TO BE AVAILABLE ONLINE after Nov. 9, 2015
FOR DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION, July 25-28, 2016

The Ohio Democratic Party (ODP) has adopted the 2016 “Delegate Selection Plan” for the Democratic National Convention which will be held next year July25-28 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Delegates to the National Convention are elected by their fellow Democrats at special Democratic Caucus Meetings held in each Congressional District in Ohio.   

If you are interested in being a delegate to the National Convention (or know someone who is) you must fill out and submit a "Declaration of Candidacy" form and "Pledge of Support" forms to ODP.  These two forms will be available from ODP online beginning on November 9, 2015.

The deadline for submitting your completed Declaration of Candidacy (application form) and Pledge of Support form to ODP will be December 26, 2016.

Then, a District Pre-Primary Caucus meeting will be held to nominate delegates to the National Convention.

Only those Democrats who submitted the two forms will be eligible to be nominated to attend the National Convention.

Ohio has a total of 165 delegate seats and 12 alternate seats to fill.

More details will be forthcoming from the Ohio Democratic Party on this subject.

More information about the delegate selection process:
https://ohiodems.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/2016-DELEGATE-PLAN-new-primary-date-06-03-15.pdf
 
More information about the delegate selection process:
https://ohiodems.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/2016-DELEGATE-PLAN-new-primary-date-06-03-15.pdf


Thu., Mar. 10, WDC St. Patrick's Day party, 6:00 pm, VFW Hall, 1318 Putnam Ave., Zanesville.  Donation:  $20, or $35 for 2 people.  Reservations requested.  Checks payable to MAWDPAC can be mailed to Barbara Anderson, 300 Walnut Hills Dr., Zanesville 43701.  For questions or reservations, call Barbara Anderson 740-454-1732 or Melanie Kish 740-787-2203. 

These speakers are confirmed for our March 10th St. Patrick's Day Fundraiser:

  • Ohio Supreme Court Candidate, John O'Donnell
  • Ohio Supreme Court Candidate, Cynthia Rice
  • Ohio 5th Court of Appeals Candidate, Earle Wise
  • District 12 Congressional Candidate, Ed Albertson
  • Muskingum County Commissioner Candidate, Dale Phillips

Also in attendance will be:

  • Kathy DiCristofaro, Chair of the Ohio Democratic Women's Caucus
  • Grace Cherrington, Vice Chair of the Ohio Democratic Women's Caucus

Sat., Mar. 13, Legacy Dinner, Ohio Democratic Party, Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., Columbus.  For tickets, CLICK HERE  Barbara Anderson is interested in getting some people to sit together in the bleachers at this event ($50 each.  Contact her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 740-454-1732.  Speaking will be Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

Tue., March 15 - Primary Election.

Tue., March 15, Women's Democratic Club meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.

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

Sun., April 10, 2:00 - 4:00 pm - Ed Albertson Campaign Kick-off, Candidate for Ohio 12th Congressional District (running against Rep. Pat Tiberi), at Dawes Arboretum Firelight Room, 7770 Jacksontown Rd., Newark.


Ed Albertson at our recent
St. Patrick's Day party.

Thu., April 14 - Sat., April 16 - Federated Democratic Women of Ohio Spring Convention, at Quail Hallow Resort, 11080 Concord-Hambden Rd., Painesville.  Reservations due by March 21.  Reservations, call Norma 330-296-3792.  Saturday luncheon and registration are $42.  Rooms are available at the resort, see:  www.quailhallowresort.com

Thu., April 14 - deadline to register for Women's Legislative Summit.  Click here to REGISTER

Tue., April 19 - Women's Democratic Club meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.

Wed., April 20 - Women's Legislative Summit, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm, Trinity Episcopal Church, 125 E. Broad St., Columbus.  Some topics to be discussed: legislative panels, violence against women, women's health, women's business and economic justice, equal pay, advocacy tips.

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

Thu., April 28 and Fri., April 29 - Carr Cake Auction at Colony Square Mall, Zanesville.  Our club will have a cake for sale in this auction.  Club members are encouraged to donate "incentives" like gift certificates or other items to add to our cake's value.  Proceeds from the sale go to the Carr Center.  Our cake, # 349, will be auctioned at 3:00 pm on Friday, April 29.

UPDATE:  Our cake sold for $400 to Barbara Anderson.

Final list of incentives donated by our members:  Keurig K10 Mini Plus Brewer including 18 K-Cup Packs, Vintage Teapot including Constant Comment Tea; $75 Photo Restoration Certificate by Gretchen Fathauer; $35 Florfino gift card from Barb Anderson; $25 Starbucks gift card from Bobbie Durfee; $25 Panera gift card from Margo Moyer, Zanesville City Auditor; $25 Olive Garden gift card from Paul Dubeck, Zanesville City Treasurer; Mary Ann Bucci print of the Y-Bridge signed, framed and matted ($60) from anonymous donor; 10 tickets good through April 2017 ($120) from Zanesville Community Theatre; $30 The Treehouse gift certificate; $35 Zak's Restaurant gift certificate; $25 The Winerak gift card & $25 Phillips Meat Processing gift certificate from Dale Phillips for County Commissioner.



 

 

 

 

 

Tue., May 3, Hillary Clinton will be visiting Athens for an event at Jackie O's Production Brewery and Taproom, 25 Campbell St., Athens, Ohio.  Event is free, and open to the public.  Doors open at 12:15 pm.  CLICK HERE to RSVP

Tue., May 3, 5:30 pm - 7:00 - Ohio Democratic Dual County Blue Cocktail Hour at Zak's Restaurant, 32 North 3rd St., Zanesville.  ODP Chairman David Pepper cordially invites you to the 2016 Dual County Blue Cocktail Hour.  David Pepper will be our speaker.
Host Committees
Muskingum County (County Commissioner Jerry Lavy, Zanesville Mayor Jeff Tilton, County Chairman Jack Boyd, County Vice Chairwoman Bobbie Durfee, Central Committee Chairman Jim Crannell, Central Committee Vice Chairwoman Melanie Kish, Muskingum County Democratic Club, and Women's Democratic Club of Muskingum County.)
Morgan County (Morgan County Democratic Party, County Chairman Brian McKee, and Former County Chairwoman Claire Farnsworth.)

Host $100 ~ Supporter $50 ~ Attendee $25  (Please make checks payable to Ohio Democratic Party, or credit cards accepted.)
RSVP to Monica DeTota at 614-313-6436 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Where to mail in form and payment:  Ohio Democratic Party, 340 E. Fulton St., Columbus, OH 43215.   CLICK HERE for RSVP forms.


Tue., May 17, Women's Democratic Club meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.  On the agenda:  new revised bylaws, and candidate endorsements.

Wed., May 18, 6th Annual Lobby Day, Ohio House, Democratic Women's Caucus, Vern Riffe Center, Capital Theater Lobby, 3rd floor, 77 S. High St., Columbus, OH. 9:00 am register, 9:30 am program begins.

Click here to REGISTER

Join Ohio's women legislators, community leaders and families from across the state for a day of advocacy and discussion on how to focus on the future of Ohio women and their families.

Wed., May 18, Muskingum County Democrats meeting, 7:30 pm, at Democratic HQ, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.  The Central Committee will meet first at 7:00 pm.  We will be having a dessert bar at this meeting.

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 2 pm - Dale Phillips' Muskingum County Commissioner Campaign Open House, at Daniel's Events, 1018 Marietta Street, Zanesville. 
No entry fee, but food will be available for a small contribution.  Other donations accepted.


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

Sun., June 5th, Zanesville Memorial Band Concert, 7:00 pm, Zane Landing Park, Zanesville.  Volunteers, soft drinks, bottled water and snacks are needed.  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., June 11, Nelson T. Gant Annual Birthday Celebration and fund-raiser  - 11:00 am to 2:00 pm - at Bryan’s Place, 49 S. 6th St., Zanesville.  RSVP at 740-453-1157; tickets are $25, and can be paid at the door. The speaker is Ada Woodson Adams, who is the President of the Multicultural Genealogical Center in Chesterhill, and descends from the Thomas Jefferson Hemings slaves.  There will be a silent auction for a number of donated items, including:

  • Basketball signed by Kevin Martin, NBA player with the San Anthonio Spurs
  • Book and signed jersey from Jim Tressel, former coach of Ohio State football team

Wed., June 16, 7:30 pm - Muskingum County Democrats meeting, 7:30 pm, at Democratic HQ, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.  Our scholarship winner has been invited to attend this meeting, and other topics and events will be discussed.

Thu., June 17, 8:00 pm - The six members of the Central Committee representing the City of Zanesville wards will meet this Thursday, June 16th, 16 at 8:00 pm at our headquarters on 46 S. 6th Street, Zanesville, in order to appoint a person to finish the term of Paul Dubeck as City TreasurerThis is a meeting open to the public and you are invited to attend.
These Central Committee members are
1st Ward—Becky Sheline
2nd Ward—Grant Hutcheson
3rd Ward—Ted Zakany
4th Ward—Scott Hillis
5th Ward—Jim Crannell
6th Ward—Martha Sullivan

Sun., June 19th, 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,, June 21, 7:00 pm—meeting of Muskingum Women Democrats at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.

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

Phone banking out of Muskingum County Organizing Office, 14 N. 5th St., Zanesville.  These will be held Mondays and Thursdays 5 – 8 pm.  (This is the new venue; no longer being held at Democratic HQ on 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.)  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.

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.

Thur., July 28, 5:00 - 8:00 pm, DNC Convention Watch/Phone Banking, at new DNC headquarters, 14 N. 5th St., Zanesville.  RSVP

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..

Fri., Aug. 5, 6 - 10 pm, and Sat., Aug. 6, 11 am - 9 pm, Y-Bridge Arts Festival, Zane Landing Park, Zanesville.

Wed., Aug. 10 – Muskingum County Democrats meeting, 7:30 pm, at Democratic Headquarters, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.  On the agenda:  planning for picnic at the end of the month, and manning the club's booth at the Muskingum County Fair.

Thu., Aug. 11 - Open House, Muskingum Organizing office, 5 - 7 pm, 14 N. 5th St., Zanesville.

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.

Sun., Aug. 14 through Sat., Aug. 20 - Muskingum County Fair, Muskingum County Fairgrounds, Zanesville.  The county Democrats club will have a booth at the fair.  Volunteers are needed for this booth.

Tue., Aug. 16 – WDC meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.

Thur., Aug 25, 5:00 - 7:00 pm - Women for Hillary Potluck, at Muskingum Organizing Office, 14 N. 5th St., Zanesville.

Sun., Aug. 28, 2:00 - 5:00 pm - Muskingum County Democrats Annual Kickoff Cookout, Falls Township Park (across from the fire station and Lumbertown).  $20 donation.  Send to MCDP, 5324 E. Sheffield Circle, Zanesville, OH 43701-7406.  This is our only major fundraiser for the year.

Meet the candidates:
Stephanie Dodd, candidate for State School Board
Cynthia Rice, candidate for Ohio Supreme Court
Ed Albertson, candidate for 6th Congressional District
Michael Lorentz, candidate for 12th Congressional District

Sat., Sept. 17, 5:30 pm - Reel Meal, potluck supper followed by Michael Moore's "Where to Invade Next?" - at Michael Seiler's art studio, 129 S. 7th St., Zanesville. Free admission, but donations for beverages, dishes and silverware appreciated. Bring a lawn chair.  Moore shows how other countries can afford investing in the social safety net.  Why not the USA?

Sat., Sept. 17 and Sun., Sept. 18 - U.S. Senators Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts are scheduled to campaign for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Ohio this weekend.

Sanders, a former Democratic presidential candidate who later threw his support behind Clinton, will campaign in Canton, Kent and Akron on Saturday.

Warren, a favorite among progressives, will campaign for Clinton in Columbus at 1:45 p.m. at the Archie Griffin Ballroom in the Ohio Union on Saturday. She will appear in Cleveland at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday -- the location has not yet been announced.

Anyone interested in seeing Sanders in Canton can RSVP here. Anyone interested in seeing Sanders in Kent can RSVP here. Anyone interested in seeing Sanders in Akron can RSVP here.

Anyone interested in seeing Warren in Columbus can RSVP here. Anyone interested in seeing Warren in Cleveland can RSVP here.

Mon., Sept. 19, June Bopeley funeral.  June was a member of the WDC for many years.  Pastor Dean Cole will officiate a non-denominational service at 3:00 PM, Monday, September 19, 2016 at Hillis, Combs & Nestor Funeral Home, 935 Forest Avenue, Zanesville. The family will receive friends and relatives from 1:00 PM till time of service. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in London at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Genesis Morrison House Hospice, 713 Forest Avenue, Zanesville, Ohio, 43701.  


June Bopeley and Bobbie Durfee
at our 2013 Holiday Meeting.

Tue., Sept. 20, 7:00 pm – Monthly meeting of the Muskingum Women Democrats Club, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.

Wed., Sept. 21, 7:30 pm – Monthly meeting of Muskingum County Democrats, at Democratic HQ, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.

Thu., Sept. 22, 4:30 - 6:30 pm - Anne Holton, wife of Vice Presidential Candidate Tim Kaine, will speak at Hillary Clinton campaign HQ, 14 N. 5th St., Zanesville.

Mon., Sept. 26 - 1st Presidential Debate Watch Party, 8:00 pm - 10:45 pm, at Hillary Clinton HQ, 14 N. 5th St., Zanesville.  RSVP:  https://www.hillaryclinton.com/events/view/QF2SSMJI5F3DENVG/
The debate will air 9:00 - 10:30 pm on C-SPAN, ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC, as well as all cable news channels including CNN, Fox News and MSNBC, long with YouTube and Twitter.

Thur., Sept. 28, Women for Hillary Potluck Supper, 4 – 7 pm, at Hillary Clinton HQ, 14 N. 5th St., Zanesville.


Sun., Oct. 2, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Ed Albertson fundraiser, at Democratic HQ, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.  Ed is running for the US House of Representatives, 12th District.  RSVP, 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.

  

Ed Albertson with Gretchen Fathauer and Martha Sullivan
(Photos, Martha Sullivan)

Tue., Oct. 4, 2016 - Vice-Presidential Debate at Longwood University (Farmville, Virginia)--carried on several TV stations.
The debate will air 9:00 - 10:30 pm on C-SPAN, ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC, as well as all cable news channels including CNN, Fox News and MSNBC, along with YouTube and Twitter. 

Sun., Oct. 9, 2:00 pm - AAUW/Times Recorder Candidates' Forum, at the John McIntire Library, 220 N. 5th St., Zanesville.

Sun., Oct. 9, 2016: Presidential Debate at Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, Missouri)
The debate will air 9:00 - 10:30 pm on C-SPAN, ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC, as well as all cable news channels including CNN, Fox News and MSNBC, along with YouTube and Twitter.  Debate Watch Party at Hillary Clinton campaign HQ, 14 N. 5th St., Zanesville, 8:45 - 11:30 pm.  Pizza and refreshments, free.

Tue., Oct. 11 -- Last day to register to vote For more info:  http://www.sos.state.oh.us/elections/voters/register.aspx#register

Tue, Oct. 11 -- Former Ohio Governor (1983-1991), Richard Celeste, will be at Hillary Clinton campaign HQ, 14 N. 5th St., Zanesville, 10 am.  In addition to being our former Governor, he was also Ambassador to India (1998-2001), Director of the Peace Corps (1979-1981), and a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, 5th District, 1971-1974.  From his Wikipedia bio:  "As governor, Celeste increased support for human services, mental health & addiction recovery services, funding for education and children services including providing onsite daycare for state employees. Before the Celeste era, Ohio ranked near the bottom among states in funding for these programs. Celeste and the Democratic-controlled legislature increased the state income tax by approximately 40% while also retaining a temporary tax of 50% instituted by the Republican predecessors. Celeste is noted for opening many government positions to African Americans and women—he hired more women to cabinet positions than all previous governors combined. Celeste also allowed state employee unions to negotiate wages and benefits, rather than just working conditions. At the end of his last term he commuted several Ohio prisoners death sentences to life terms. Among them was Debra Brown's along with the sentences of most battered women serving sentences at Marysville state prison for killing their aggressors. He also commuted Donald Lee Maurer to life in prison. Maurer had been convicted of raping and killing his 8 year old Massillon neighbor Dawn Marie Hendershot in the early 1980s."

Wed., Oct. 12 - Early Voting begins in Muskingum County.

Thu., Oct. 13 - Ohio Democratic Party Annual Dinner with President Barack Obama at Battelle Grand Ballroom in Columbus.  Please contact Jack Boyd ASAP at 740-704-1674 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  $200.

Fri., Oct. 14 - Transitions, Inc. Fundraising Luncheon at Eaglesticks Golf Club, 2655 Maysville Pike, Zanesville, at 11:00 am. The tickets are $30 each. They need the reservations by Oct. 5. Mail to Trina Vandegriff, 535 Grandview Dr., Zanesville. There are 5 speakers scheduled. There is a silent auction 11:00-12:30 and luncheon at 12:00.

Fri., Oct 14 and Sun., Oct. 15 - Nelson T. Grant Chili Fest, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, $6, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main, Zanesville.  Friday is delivery only; Saturday is delivery/eat-in or pick-up.  Come enjoy a chili meal, dessert and drink.  Tickets:  740-453-0988.  Delivery available:  740-408-5088.  $6 donation included a $50 chance at the drawing.  Chili catered by Koky's Pizza.

Fri., Oct. 14 - Strickland/Portman debate,will be held at noon, and it’s jointly sponsored by The Vindicator newspaper and WFMJ-TV. It will air live on WFMJ at noon, and other NBC affiliates may also air it. It will live stream on WFMJ.com.

Portman and Strickland will face off again on Monday, Oct. 17, in a debate hosted by The Columbus Dispatch and WBNS-10TV. It will air live from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on 10TV and will be streamed live on 10TV.com. In addition to questions from 10TV and Columbus Dispatch reporters, that forum will include video questions from the public.

The Enquirer will be covering both. Follow @dshesgreen for live udpates on Twitter and go to Cincinnati.com for full coverage.

Tue., Oct. 18, WDC meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main, Zanesville. 

Wed., Oct. 19, Muskingum County Democrats meeting, 7:30 pm, at Democratic HQ, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.

Wed., Oct. 19, 2016 -  Presidential Debate at the University of Las Vegas, Nevada (Las Vegas, Nevada)
The debate will air 9:00 - 10:30 pm on C-SPAN, ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC, as well as all cable news channels including CNN, Fox News and MSNBC, along with YouTube and Twitter.

Wed., Nov. 2, Muskingum County Early Vote Press Conference, 1:30 - 2:30 pm, at Muskingum County Board of Elections, 205 N. 7th St., Zanesville.  Attending:  Former US Rep. Zack Space, and ODP Chairman, David Pepper.  Advance on the ground:  Seth Bringman.

Sat., Nov. 5, NAACP 48th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet 2016, starting 6:30 pm, at Bryan Place, 49 N. 6th Street, Zanesville.  The funds raised will be used  locally.  The theme this year is "All Things Can Be Accomplished With Courage and Determination" with Zanesville native Samuel P. Martin as the keynote speaker.  Samuel is the Executive Director for the Foundation for Progress in Journalism in Birmingham, Alabama and President and Publisher of the Birmingham Times.  Several local people will be honored for their contributions to the community.  Tickets are $30 each and must be paid in advance. All tickets will be held at the door. No tickets may be purchased at the door.  Reservations are due by November 1. For questions, please email Sharon Johnson, 2746 N. Maple Ave., Zanesville, OH 43701, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her at 740-408-5088.

GOTV (Get Out the Vote) from Clinton HQ:
Questions?  Call Kayla, 216-408-1420

Sat., Nov. 5, Canvassing, 9 am - 12 pm, 12 - 3 pm, 3- 6 pm, 6 pm - 9 pm, 14 N. 5th St., Zanesville
Sun., Nov. 6, Canvassing, 9 am - 12 pm, 12 - 3 pm, 3- 6 pm, 6 pm - 9 pm, 14 N. 5th St., Zanesville
Mon., Nov. 7, Canvassing, 9 am - 12 pm, 12 - 3 pm, 3- 6 pm, 6 pm - 9 pm, 14 N. 5th St., Zanesville
Mon., Nov. 7, Phone Banking, 4-6 and 6-8 pm, 14 N. 5th St., Zanesville
Tue., Nov. 8, Canvassing, 8 - 11 am, 11 am - 2 pm, 2 - 5 pm, 5 - 7 pm ~ at 2 Locations:
       14 N. 5th St., Zanesville and IBEW Hall, 5805 Frazeysburg Rd., Nashport


Hillary Clinton/Ted Strickland Campaigns

Questions?  Call Kayla, 216-408-1420

Phone Banking
Mon., Oct. 24, 4-6 and 6-8 pm, 14 N. 5th St., Zanesville
Tue., Oct. 25, 4-6 and 6-8 pm, 14 N. 5th St., Zanesville
Wed., Oct. 26, 4-6 and 6-8 pm, 14 N. 5th St., Zanesville
Mon., Oct. 31, 4-6 and 6-8 pm, 14 N. 5th St., Zanesville
Tue., Nov. 1, 4-6 and 6-8 pm, 14 N. 5th St., Zanesville
Wed., Nov. 2, 4-6 and 6-8 pm, 14 N. 5th St., Zanesville
Mon., Nov. 7, 4-6 and 6-8 pm, 14 N. 5th St., Zanesville

Canvassing
Sat., Oct. 22, 9 am - 12 pm, 12 - 3 pm, 3- 6 pm, 6 pm - 9 pm, 14 N. 5th St., Zanesville
Sun., Oct. 23, 9 am - 12 pm, 12 - 3 pm, 3- 6 pm, 6 pm - 9 pm, 14 N. 5th St., Zanesville
Sat., Oct. 29, 9 am - 12 pm, 12 - 3 pm, 3- 6 pm, 6 pm - 9 pm, Civic League, 928 Jackson St., Zanesville
Sun., Oct. 30, 9 am - 12 pm, 12 - 3 pm, 3- 6 pm, 6 pm - 9 pm, 14 N. 5th St., Zanesville
Sat., Nov. 5, 9 am - 12 pm, 12 - 3 pm, 3- 6 pm, 6 pm - 9 pm, 14 N. 5th St., Zanesville
Sun., Nov. 6, 9 am - 12 pm, 12 - 3 pm, 3- 6 pm, 6 pm - 9 pm, 14 N. 5th St., Zanesville
Mon., Nov. 7, 9 am - 12 pm, 12 - 3 pm, 3- 6 pm, 6 pm - 9 pm, 14 N. 5th St., Zanesville
Tue., Nov. 8, 8 - 11 am, 11 am - 2 pm, 2 - 5 pm, 5 - 7 pm ~ at 2 Locations:
       14 N. 5th St., Zanesville and IBEW Hall, 5805 Frazeysburg Rd., Nashport


EARLY VOTING HOURS

Board of Elections
205 N. 7th Street, Zanesville, OH 43701
740-455-7120

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Monday, October 17th thru Friday, October 21st
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Monday, October 24th thru Friday, October 28th
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Saturday, October 29th
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Sunday, October 30th
8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Monday, October 31st thru Friday, November 4th
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Saturday, November 5th
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Sunday, November 6th
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Monday, November 7th 

Tue., Nov. 8 - General Election.  6:30 am - 7:30 pm


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/

Local Events, Clinton Campaign:  https://www.hillaryclinton.com/events/search/?query=43701 


Muskingum Organizing Office is at The Plaza, 14 N. 5th St., Zanesville

Phone Bankers, this space has comfortable furniture and air conditioning!
It also has a parking lot behind the building in addition to street parking.

To volunteer, or for any questions, please contact:
Dustin Sheets
, Regional Organizing Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 740-683-0304
Kayla Lewis, Field Organizer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 216-408-1420


Sat., Nov. 12, starting at noon, WDC November luncheon meeting will be held at the Tree House located on the corner of Market and 4th Streets, Zanesville.  A monetary collection for Transitions will take place at the meeting. Please RSVP to Martha Sullivan @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 740-704-3344 if you plan to attend the meeting.  This replaces the meeting that would have normally taken place Tue., Nov. 15.  No monthly meeting will be held in December.

Wed., Nov. 16, 7:30 pm, Muskingum County Democrats meeting, at 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.  No monthly meeting will be held in December.

Sat., Dec. 10, 3:30 pm, Ohio Democratic Party Holiday Party and Candidates Forum for DNC Officers, Hilton Columbus Downtown.  The candidates forum will include:  Congressman Keith Ellison, MN; Chairman Jamie Harrison, SC Democratic Party; Assemblyman Michael Blake, Vice Chair Candidate NYS 79th District -- and others still being confirmed.  To RSVP:  http://go.ohiodems.org/holiday

Wed., Dec. 14, 6:30 to 8:30 pm - Concrete Action Now (CAN) Democratic Activation Meeting, at 124 S. Sugar St., St. Clairsville - Guernsey, Morgan and Muskingum Counties for Hillary.  To join:  https://www.facebook.com/events/561961890680553/

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.  Their website: https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

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

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.


Fri., Mar. 3, First Amendment Friday, 4:30 pm, Muskingum County Library, 220 N. 5th St., Zanesville.

Sun., Mar. 12, St. Partick's Day Celebration, 5-7 pm., VFW Hall, 1318 Putnam Ave., Zanesville.  $20, or 2 for $35 donation.  All proceeds benefit Democratic Candidates.  Baked Potato Bar, Assorted Salads and Desserts, Cash Bar.  Speakers:  Stephanie Dodd, State Board of Education; Kathleen Clyde, State Representative 75th House District; Earle Wise, Court of Appeals; Zanesville City Democratic candidates Jan Bradshaw, Sandy Gentry, and Connie Norman.

Reservations Requested. Checks payable to MAWDPAC can be mailed to:  Melanie Kish, PO Box 133, Gratiot OH  43740
Need more information?  Or call to make reservations?  Please call:  Melanie Kish 787-2203.  Sponsored by MAWDPAC, Melanie Kish, treasurer

Wed., Mar. 15, Muskingum Democrats meeting, 7:30 pm, at Democratic HQ, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.

Tue., Mar. 21, WDC meeting, 7 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.

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).


Beth Pearthree Albertson, Ed Albertson's wife, passed away on Mar. 14 of cancer.  Ed ran for the US House of Representatives in the Ohio 12th District this past fall.  Despite being ill, she still gamely participated in the Women's March in Washington, DC this past January.  She was an inspiration to all who knew her, and will be greatly missed.  Memorial service Saturday, March 25, at 11:00 am at the United Church of Granville, Granville, OH.


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.  


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


Tues., May 16, WDC meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main, Zanesville.

Wed., May 17, 5:00 - 8:00 pm, A celebration of life for Katherine Mitzel will be held at her home, 150 Muskingum Ave., Zanesville.  She passed away at home in her sleep overnight on Thursday.  She was a longtime Democrat who contributed much to the community, and will be missed.  Contributions in Katherine's memory may be made to the Muskingum County Community Foundation, 534 Putnam Ave., Zanesville, OH 43701, for the Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics which she co-founded.

 

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

Fri., May 19, at 2:00 pm, Senator Sherrod Brown's brother, Charlie, will be in town to talk to us about Sherrod and his campaign. He will be at the Democratic Headquarters, at 46 N. 6th St.

This starts the race for 2018 and it's going to be so important to get involved in this very important election.  Come join us!

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.)


Sadly, I have to announce that Barbara Anderson, an active, long-time WDC member, passed away Thursday from a heart attack.  She will be missed.

Barbara Anderson
November 24, 1952 ~ June 8, 2017

Friends and family may call from 5-8 pm on Monday, June 12, 2017 at Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home, 1271 Blue Ave., Zanesville, and one hour prior to the service at the church.  Funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 116 N. 7th Street, Zanesville, with Rev. Mark A. Combs officiating.  Barbara will be laid to rest at Poplar Fork Cemetery, Gratiot, OH.

More information:  http://www.bolin-dierkesfuneralhome.com/notices/Barbara-Anderson


Another active member of our club, Melanie Kish, is in the hospital for minor surgery, but is expected to come home June 10.


Tue., June 20, WDC meeting, 7 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main, Zanesville.  Our July ice cream social will be on the agenda.  Volunteers also needed for the July 16 and 30 Memorial Band concerts refreshment stand.

Wed., June 21, Muskingum County Democrats, 7:30 pm, at Democratic HQ, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.  Preceded by Central Committee meeting at 7:00 pm.

Sun., June 25, Bernie Sanders speaking on the pending healthcare bill in Columbus, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm (doors open at 10:00 am), Express Live in Columbus, 405 Neil Ave., Columbus.  Time is running out to stop Republican efforts to kick 23 million people off of health insurance in order to give tax breaks to the rich and multinational corporations.  There could be a vote in less than one week.  But you are in a position to do something important about it. Your Senator — Senator Rob Portman— is a potential swing vote on the legislation. So Bernie is coming to Columbus on Sunday to share the real stories of people who would be hurt by this bill, and how we can take action to stop it from becoming law.  

Wed., July 19, Muskingum County Democrats, 7:30 pm, at Democratic HQ, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville. 

Sun., July 23, Ice Cream Social
2-4 pm, at Knights of Columbus Hall, 275 Sunrise Center Dr., Zanesville, $10. 

Guest Speakers
:
Steve Dettelbach, Democratic Candidate for Ohio Attorney General
Zack Space, Candidate for Auditor, State of Ohio

Local Candidates for Zanesville City Council
:
Jan Bradshaw, 2nd Ward
Connie Norman, 3rd Ward
Sandy Gentry, 4th Ward

A themed basket will be raffled.  Tom's ice cream will be served by our club members.

Checks payable to MAWD PAC can be mailed to:
Melanie Kish, Treasurer, PO Box 133, Gratiot, OH 43740

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

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

Fri., Feb. 17, 7 pm, We the People meeting, Weasel Boy Brewing, 126 Muskingum Ave., Zanesville.  Politics and postcards.

Wed., Feb. 22, We the People meeting, 12:30 pm, Muskingum County Library basement, 220 N. 5th St., Zanesville.

Wed., Mar. 1, We The People meeting, 12:30 pm, Muskingum County Library basement, 220 N. 5th St., Zanesville.

Wed., Mar. 8, We the People organizing meeting, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, at Tree House, 333 Market St., Zanesville.

Fri., Mar. 17, We the People social meeting, 6:00 pm, at ZAAP Gallery, 625 W. Main St., Zanesville.

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 Contact Kris Geis 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.


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