Fri., Jan. 10--Deadline to apply for city council vacancy in New Concord.  With Jennifer Lyle now transitioning to her mayoral duties, her council seat is vacated. Anyone interested in filling the remainder of this term, ending on Dec. 31, 2021, should submit a letter of interest to Charlotte Colley, village administrator, and deliver it to Village Hall or submit electronically at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Jan. 10. The letter should include information about the applicant, reasons why they would like to serve on Village Council, valid contact information and any other information thought to be helpful in the selection process. All applicants must be residents of the Village of New Concord. Village Council will hold a special meeting on Monday, Jan. 27, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss letters of interest, interview applicants and make a decision on a new council member to fill the remainder of the term.

Wed., Jan. 15, Muskingum County Democrats meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant house, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.  We will be electing new club officers to serve in 2020. The following positions to be elected (President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer).  We are in need of a secretary.  Please come and bring a friend or neighbor.
We will also have a spokesperson from Elizabeth Warren's Campaign, Jordan Kelley.

Alaina Swope, Democrat Candidate for the Ohio's 97th House district, has her online fundraising link up and running through actblue. If you'd like to contribute, please follow the link, http://secure.actblue.com/donate/swope2020 or simply speak with Alaina or Grant at Wednesday evening's meeting. 

Sat., Jan. 18, A. J. Harris Meet and Greet, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Zanesville Civic League, 928 Jackson St., Zanesville.  Candidate for Ohio House, 36th District.  He grew up in Zanesville.  Candidate statement:  "I grew up in public housing, witnessed the damage from addiction, and experienced what a good education and a well-paid job could do to lift up families like mine. I've seen and experienced the struggle. That's why I'm standing up and speaking out. Today, as an educator and jobs creator, I know the change Ohio needs."  https://www.facebook.com/ajharris740
DONATE HERE or write a check to 'AJ Harris for Ohio' at 828 Sackett Ave., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221.

Sat., Jan. 18, Women's March in Washington, DC.  10:00 am.  For more info, CLICK HERE

Sat., Jan. 18, Women's March in Columbus, OH.  For more info:  CLICK HERE

Mon., Jan. 20, Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Fund Prayer Breakfast, 9:00 am, at North Terrace Church of Christ, 1420 Brandywine Blvd., Zanesville. More info:  Kathy Brantley, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 740-844-0203.

Tue., Jan. 21, WDC meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant house, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.  From President Martha Sullivan:  "2020 promises to bring many exciting opportunities and challenges to our Democratic Party and the future of our country.  Our role as a grass roots organization is more important than ever!  The help and action of all our party’s members will enable us to make a difference by spreading our message and supporting our candidates.  Please make an effort to attend our first meeting of this year.  This will be an organizational meeting and a time to share your views and ideas of how to proceed in the coming months.  Bring your family and friends.  All of us working together is our best chance to return Democratic ideals to our government."
Josh Weaver,
Republican running for Muskingum County Sheriff as an Independent, will be sending a representative to our meeting.
Wesley Frank,
Republican running for Muskingum County Commissioner as an Independent.
Alaina Swope,
Democrat running for the Ohio House, 97th District against Adam Holmes.  To contribute to her campaign:    http://secure.actblue.com/donate/swope2020
Alaina Shearer,
Democrat running for US House, 12th District against Troy Balderson.  To contribute to her campaign:  https://secure.actblue.com/donate/alaina-shearer-website

Sun., Feb. 9, Canvassing for Elizabeth Warren's Campaign, 1:00 - 4:00 pm.  If you'd like to help out, contact Amy Nern at 740-704-5489 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tue., Mar. 17, 2020, Partisan Primary Election, for the following offices:  County Commissioner, Coroner, Engineer, Prosecuting Attorney, Record, Sheriff, Clerk of Courts, Republican Central Committee, Democratic Central Committee, and State Representative.

More Upcoming Democrat Events in Ohio from ODP Update news:

IMPORTANT--NEW OHIO DRIVER'S LICENSE OR STATE ID REQUIREMENTS--Renew well before October 1, 2020 deadline!

In order to vote, they usually ask to see your driver's license or state ID at the polling place.  While technically there are other ID's that are sufficient, such as a recent utility bill or bank statement with your name and address on it, they will always push for your driver's license.  Now that Ohio is participating in Real ID, there is considerably more documentation required to get a driver's license or state ID card.  To get a "Compliant" license or ID card that will be acceptable proof of your identity to the TSA to board a plane or enter a federal building, you will have to provide documentation for your full legal name, date of birth, Social Security number, proof of legal residence, and 2 proofs of your Ohio street address.  More documentation will be required to show name changes from the last name on your birth certificate because of marriage or divorce.  They no longer give you your license at the facility; it is printed at a secure facility in Columbus and then mailed to you at your mailing address, and can take 3 weeks...so apply early!  Your old driver's license will no longer be recognized by the TSA after October 1, 2020, even if it expires after that date.  Even the standard, non-compliant license or state ID card requires more documentation than it used to.  I'm not sure if a TSA-compliant license or ID will be required to vote by the time of the November 2020 election, or if you can still use the standard, less documented ID to vote.

More info:  http://www.bmv.ohio.gov/NEWDL-ID/ 
List of acceptable documentation:  https://s3.amazonaws.com/odx-odps-content/links/bmv2430.pdf 

Voting Info Links:

Voter ID Requirements at the Polls

Voter Eligibility Requirements

General Voter Information

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The redacted version of the Mueller Report, plus additional material by The Washington Post, is available on amazon.com

Free Download--CLICK HERE  (Large file--long download)


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