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


 Officers for 2019:
Martha Sullivan, President
Kristine Geis, Vice President
Amy Underwood, Secretary

Gretchen Fathauer, Treasurer
Gretchen Fathauer, Webmaster and Corresponding Secretary

WDC email address:
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Election Results and Analysis

I am uploading several files to dropbox.com.  There are studies I did of local results in both the 2016 Presidential and 2018 Mid-term Elections.  There is also a more extensive “Post-Mortem” of the 2018 Mid-term Election done by the Ohio Democratic Party analyzing state-wide election results.  I am also including a sign-up form to join our club. 

To access these files, please click here:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/y3cn33zktlq7feg/AAD0Jv9p7S3hPdXTwjmy2SkUa?dl=0

In terms of our county, my local studies show that precincts with the highest Democratic registrations, primarily in Zanesville, have the lowest turnout rates.  Our judges did better than many of our other candidates.  Many of our candidates polled around 1/3 in the county, whether or not they campaigned extensively.  The “Post-Mortem” state-wide report shows county-by-county comparisons as well.  As you well know, our county is a very red county.

The “Post-Mortem” done by the Ohio Democratic Party did see some cause for hope in that turnout was higher in the 2018 Mid-term, and we performed a little better than in the last mid-term.  However, gerrymandering will remain a serious hurdle.

How Gerrymandering Inflated GOP Gains in Ohio in the 2018 Mid-term Election:
Despite only getting half the State House votes, gerrymandered districts gave Republicans 63% of Ohio House seats.
Despite only getting 52% of the US House votes, gerrymandered districts gave Republicans 75% of Ohio’s US House seats.


 
UPCOMING DEMOCRAT EVENTS:

Wed., Feb. 6, Filing Deadline for May Primary Election for city candidates--Mayor, Auditor, Treasurer, Law Director, President of Council, 3 Council-at-Large Seats, and Municipal Judge.

Tue., Feb. 19, WDC meeting, 7:00 pm at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville. On the agenda: upcoming St. Patrick's Day Fundraiser, memorial band concessions, candidates, state and federal issues, new membership and more 

Wed., Feb. 20, Muskingum County Democrats meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.  Chili dinner. Members will be providing Chili and desserts. Donations will be accepted and will go towards club activities.  Also, November ballot, Sherrod Brown’s possible run for President, state and federal issues, and our part in all of these things.  Officers for this club are also needed.

Fri., Mar. 15, St. Patrick's Day Fundraiser, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, at VFW Hall, 1318 Putnam, Zanesville.  Menu:  Potato Bar, Salad and Desserts.  Cash Bar. 

Door Prizes, and Half-and-Half Drawing. 

  

Special Guest Speaker, Nan Whaley, Mayor of Dayton, who is working to draft Sherrod Brown for President in 2020.

Speakers:  Local City Candidates:
2nd Ward City Council – Jan Bradshaw
3rd Ward City Council – Connie Norman
4th Ward City Council – Sandy Gentry     
Council at Large – Albert Zakany
Municipal Judge – Andrew Joseph
Mayor – Jeff Tilton


Live entertainment by Kris Geis. 

$20 donation, payable to MAWD PAC.  All proceeds benefit Democratic Candidates.

RSVP to: 
Martha Sullivan, 740-704-3344, 643 Locust Ave., Zanesville 43701
Melanie Kish, 740-787-2203

Tue., Mar. 19, WDC meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.

Wed., Mar. 20, Muskingum County Democrats meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.

To join our club, please CLICK HERE for a membership application.



Mary Shrader

I am very sorry to announce that Mary Shrader, a long-time loyal Democrat and club member, passed away Thursday, January 31, at the age of 95.  She will be missed!  A memorial may be held sometime in June in Zanesville.  She gave so much to the community, and was greatly loved.

Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013
Mary Shrader 90th birthday celebration, June 30, 2013Masonic Temple, Duncan Falls

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Her book, a charming memoir of her long and interesting life, is available at amazon.com:
https://www.amazon.com/Memoirs-Mary-Woltz-Shrader/dp/1479248444/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1549187061&sr=1-1&keywords=mary+shrader


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

Midterm Election Results, Nov. 6, 2018:

Muskingum County:
Governor and Lt. Governor of Ohio:  Mike DeWine/John Husted (R)
Ohio Attorney General:  David Yost (R)
Ohio Auditor of State:  Keith Faber (R)
Ohio Secretary of State:  Frank LaRose (R)
Ohio Treasurer of State:  Robert Sprague (R)
US Senate:  Sherrod Brown (D)
US Congress, 6th Dist.:  Bill Johnson (R)
US Congress, 12th Dist.:  Troy Balderson (R)
State Rep. 78th Dist.:  Ron Hood (R)
State Rep. 97th Dist.:  Brian Hill (R)
County Commissioner:  James Porter (R)
County Auditor:  Debra Nye (R)
County Engineer:  Mark Eicher (R)
Ohio Supreme Court:  Craig Baldwin
Ohio Supreme Court:  Melody Stewart (Democrat endorsed)
Judge Court of Appeals:  John Wise
Judge Court of Appeals:  Scott Gwin (Democrat endorsed)
Judge Court of Appeals:  Patricia Delaney (Democrat endorsed)
County Court:  Scott Rankin
State Issue 1:  No
County Library Levy:  Yes

For more details, vote tallies, and local ballot issues:  https://boe.muskingumcounty.org/pdfs/SUMMARY.pdf

The party affiliation of registered voters in Muskingum County (as of Nov. 9, 2018):
Independent:  32,963
Republican:  15,951
Democrat:  6,029
Green:  72

Nationwide, Democrats had a sizeable gain in seats in the US House of Representatives, and will have a majority.  Democrats lost a little ground in the US Senate, where the Republicans have a thin majority. Several races are still not settled, so we don't have a final count yet.  Democrats gained overall in the number of governors as well.


Help end voter suppression!

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


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

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


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

Photos, Barney and Vina Reilly



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

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


Gerrymandering in our county:

Muskingum County is in 2 congressional districts, which 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.)


How Gerrymandering Enhanced GOP gains in the 2018 Mid-term Election:

Despite only getting half the State House votes, gerrymandered districts gave Republicans 63% of the Ohio House seats.
Despite only getting 52% of the US House votes, gerrymandered districts gave Republicans 75% of the US House seats.

State House Votes:

Total Vote Share:
Republicans, 50.3%
Democrats, 49.3%

Congressional Votes:

Total Vote Share:
Republicans, 52.3%
Democrats, 47.0%

 

Seats Won:
Republicans, 62.9%
Democrats, 37.1%

 

Seats Won:
Republicans, 75.0%
Democrats, 25.0%


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, 7:00 pm at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.

Muskingum County Democrats meet  on 3rd Wednesdays, 7:00 pm at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St , Zanesville.

Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.


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