Women's Democratic Club of Muskingum County

Our Purpose:
To unite women of the Democratic Party
To encourage active participation of women in politics
To promote community and educational functions
To promote the principles of the Democratic Party


 For 2017:
Jan Bradshaw, President

Martha Sullivan, Vice President
Nancy Harvey, Secretary

Melanie Kish, Treasurer
Gretchen Fathauer, Webmaster and Corresponding Secretary


Why we are PROUD to be Democrats!

The Democratic Party's achievements that benefit us all:

  • Social Security Act
  • GI Bill of Rights
  • Civil Rights Act
  • Fair Labor Standards:  Minimum Wage, 8 Hour Day, 40 Hour Week, Overtime Pay, Child Labor Laws
  • Federal Farm Loan Act
  • Safe Food, Drug, Air and Water Acts
  • Pell Grants/Student Loan Reform
  • Women's Right to Vote
  • Hate Crimes Prevention Act
  • Free Public Schools
  • Family & Medical Leave Act
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Voting Rights Act
  • American Reinvestment & Recovery Act
  • Fair Pay Act
  • Medicare and Medicaid
  • Affordable Care Act

Primary Election Results, May 8, 2018--Democrat candidates:

Representative in US Congress, 12th District:  Danny O'Connor
Representative in US Congress, 6th District:  Shawna Roberts
Governor/Lt. Governor of Ohio:  Richard Cordray/Betty Sutton
Attorney General, State of Ohio:  Steve Dettelbach
Auditor  of State of Ohio:  Zack Space
Secretary of State of Ohio:  Kathleen Clyde
Treasurer of State of Ohio:  Rob Richardson
US Senate:  Sherrod Brown
Supreme Court, State of Ohio:  Michael P Donnelly, Melody J. Stewart
Judge of Court of Appeals (5th District), State of Ohio:  Scott Gwin
Judge of Court of Appeals (6th District), State of Ohio:  Patricia A. Delaney
Central Committee, 20th District (Man):  Jason Stevens
Central Committee, 20th District (Woman):  Melissa Wilde
State Representative, 78th District:  Amber Daniels
State Representative, 97th District:  Kristine Geis
County Commissioner:  John D. Bates
State Issue 1 (anti-gerrymandering):  Approved

To see all election results, CLICK HERE


Upcoming Events

EARLY VOTING FOR MAY 8 PRIMARY ELECTION, at Board of Elections office, 627 Market St., Zanesville ~ 740-455-7120
8 am to 5 pm, Wed., Apr. 10 through Fri., Apr. 13
8 am to 5 pm, Mon., Apr. 16 through Fri., Apr. 20
8 am to 5 pm, Mon., Apr. 23 through Fri., Apr. 27
8 am to 7 pm, Mon., Apr. 30 through Fri., May 4
8 am to 4 pm, Sat., May 5
1 pm to 5 pm, Sun., May 6
8 am to 2 pm, Mon., May 7

Please note:  on the primary ballot, the 12th District Congressional race candidates are listed TWICE--once for the special election to finish Pat Tiberi's term because he resigned early, and also for a full term in the November general election.  Please vote for your preferred candidate in both races; this means voting for this candidate twice.

Tue., May 8, 2018--PRIMARY ELECTION,  6:30 am - 7:30 pm
For a sample Democratic primary election ballot, CLICK HERE
To find your polling place, CLICK HERE

Issue 1 on this ballot, if approved, will undo gerrymandering.

Our county is divided in half on the current, gerrymandered congressional district map.  This weakens our county's voice with our Representative in the US House.

UPDATE:  Issue 1 was approved in the May 8 primary election!

Indivisible has made some videos available of Democrats running for the 12th Congressional District, US House of RepresentativesThese interviews give the candidates a chance to talk about their positions on issues.  Click on the candidate's name to view their 20 min. summaries:
Ed Albertson
John Russell
Danny O'Connor
Jackie Patton

Tue., May 15, WDC meeting, 6:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.

Wed., May 16, Muskingum County Democrats meeting, 7:30 pm, at Democratic HQ, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.  Preceded by Central Committee meeting at 6:45 pm, same location.  Agenda for Central Committee meeting:  endorsing candidates.

Saturday Mornings, 9:00 am - noon, May through October, we have a booth at the Farmers Market, at Muskingum County Fairgrounds, 1300 Pershing Rd., Zanesville.

Wed., May 30, Zack Space Fundraising Reception, 5:30 - 6:30 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.  Former Congressman Zack Space is running for Ohio Auditor of State.  Hosts, Martha Mitchell and Lorna Ferguson.  Please RSVP to Julia Wynn, 240-688-9674.  Suggested Contribution Levels:  $25 Friend, $50 Supporter, $75 Sponsor, $100 Host.

Sun., June 3, Memorial Band Concert, 7 pm, at Zane's Landing Park, Zanesville, where we have a concession stand to raise funds for the club. 


Our concession stand at Memorial Band Concerts,
Zane's Landing Park, Zanesville.
(Martha Sullivan and Amy Underwood)

Donations of bottled water, pop, and snacks are needed again for our concession stand.  Please contact Melanie Kish at 740-787-2203 if you'd like to donate drinks or snacks, or money to buy them.

Thur., June 7, Guernsey County Democrats Cook-out/Social/Meeting, 6:00 pm, at Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union No. 495, 11306 E. Pike Rd., Cambridge.  Please bring a covered dish of your favorite food.  The club will provide the meats, table setting, drinks and chairs.  More info:  https://www.facebook.com/guernseydemocraticclub/

Sat., June 9, Nelson T. Gant Foundation 17th Annual Birthday Brunch, 11 am - 2:00 pm, at Bryan Place, 49 N. 6th St., Zanesville.  Keynote speaker:  Rev. Clifton Kilpatrick, speaking on "How do we tap into our youth?"  There will also be a silent auction, and a half-and-half raffle, to benefit the Nelson T. Gant Foundation.  Tickets are $25.  Tickets are available from:
Connie Norman, 740-453-0988
Zanesville Welcome Center, 205 N. 5th St., Zanesville, 740-455-8282.
Please make your reservations by May 25.

Thur., June 14, Morgan County Democrats Flag Day Banquet, Meet and greet at 6:00 pm, followed by dinner at 6:30 pm.  At Stockport Mill Country Inn, 1995 Broadway Ave., Stockport.  More INFO on this unique, vintage venue, the last remaining mill on the Muskingum River, which hosts events and also offers several luxurious hotel rooms and a restaurant. 

Cost is $25 per person.  Reservation deadline is June 7, 2018.  Please make checks payable to Morgan County Democratic Central Committee.  Please mail payment to:
Brian McKee
496 N. Kennebec Ave.
McConnelsville, OH 43756– 1071
Any questions, contact Brian at 740–962-2081 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sun., June 17, Memorial Band Concert, 7 pm, at Zane's Landing Park, Zanesville, where we have a concession stand to raise funds for the club. 

Tues., June 19, WDC meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 Main St., Zanesville.  (Please note that we have changed the meeting time back to 7:00 pm)

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

Mon., July 9, 2018--DEADLINE TO REGISTER to vote in the August 7 Special Election 

Sun., July 15, Memorial Band Concert, 7 pm, at Zane's Landing Park, Zanesville, where we have a concession stand to raise funds for the club. 

Tue., July 17, WDC Meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 Main St., Zanesville.

Wed., July 18, Muskingum County Democrats meeting, 7:30  pm, at Democratic HQ, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.

Sun., July 29, Annual Ice Cream Social Fundraiser, 2:00-4:30 pm, Knights of Columbus Hall, 275 Sunrise Center Dr, Zanesville Speakers to be announced later.

Sun., July 29, Memorial Band Concert, 7 pm, at Zane's Landing Park, Zanesville, where we have a concession stand to raise funds for the club. 

Tue., August 7--SPECIAL ELECTION, 6:30 am - 7:30 pm

Tue., Aug. 21, WDC Meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 Main St., Zanesville.

Wed., Aug. 22, Muskingum County Democrats meeting, 7:30  pm, at Democratic HQ, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.

Tue., Sept. 18, WDC Meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 Main St., Zanesville.

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

Tue., Oct. 9--DEADLINE TO REGISTER to vote in the Nov. 6 General Election

Tue., Oct. 16, WDC Meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 Main St., Zanesville.

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

Tue., Nov. 6--GENERAL ELECTION, 6:30 am - 7:30 pm

Tue., Nov. 20, WDC Meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 Main St., Zanesville.  (Please note that we have changed the meeting time back to 7:00 pm)

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


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

Photos, Barney and Vina Reilly



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

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


Gerrymandering in our county:

Muskingum County is in 2 congressional districts, which weakens our county's voice in the U. S. House of Representatives.  Both the county and the city of Zanesville are divided in half.

*6th District contains Zanesville Ward 1B precinct 2, and townships--Adams, Cass, Highland, Jackson (Frazeysburg), Dresden North, Dresden South, Licking A and B, Madison, Monroe, Muskingum A-C, Perry North and South, Salem, New Concord, Norwich, Union, Washington A-C.

**12th District contains Zanesville Wards 1A, 1B precinct 1, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 5A, 5B, 5C, 6A, 6B, 6C, and townships—Blue Rock, Brush Creek, Clay, Falls A-H, Harrison (contains Philo), Hopewell A-C, Meigs, Newton (contains Fultonham, Ironspot, Moxahala, Rolling Plains, White Cottage), Rich Hill, Salt Creek, S. Zanesville, Springfield A-C, Wayne (contains Wayne Twp. A-C, and Duncan Falls).

In the May 8 PRIMARY ELECTION, ISSUE 1 was approved, which will help get rid of gerrymandering.

The current congressional map, based on the 2010 census, was gerrymandered to favor Republicans in 12 out of 16 districts.  Districts are NOT compact:

Present 6th District

Present 12th District

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

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


How Gerrymandering works:


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


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

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

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

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

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

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


Women's Democratic Club of Muskingum County








(St. Patrick's Day fund raisers, March 12, 2017, and March 18, 2018)


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The Women's Democratic Club of Muskingum County meets on 3rd Tuesdays, 7 pm at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville...no longer at Democratic Headquarters, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.  Please note, we have changed the time back to 7:00 pm.

We no longer meet Mondays; at the January 2016 meeting it was changed to Tuesdays.

Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville,
where the Women's Democratic Club meets.


Democratic Headquarters, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville,
where Muskingum County Democrats Club meets.


Links to our friends...

Ohio Democratic Party
http://ohiodems.org 

Muskingum Women Democrats
https://www.facebook.com/groups/366058967201268/about/

Muskingum County Democratic Party
https://www.facebook.com/muskdems

Ohio Young Democrats
http://ohioyd.nationbuilder.com/

Morgan County Democratic Party
http://www.morgancountydemocraticparty.org

Guernsey County Democrats
https://www.facebook.com/guernseydemocraticclub/

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

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

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

 
Muskingum County Young Democrats

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


Ian Dooley and Sen. Sherrod Brown


Ian Dooley receiving a scholarship from Muskingum County Democrats;
Bobbie Durfee, Ian, and Jim Crannell


Heartbeat Bill - Our club urges our members to protest this bill by writing to:

Troy Balderson
Senate Capital Building 1
Capitol Square, Ground Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone:  614-266-8976