Endorsed Democrats running in the November 2020 election:

President of the United States: Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
(Neither of Ohio's US Senate seats will be up for election in 2020.)
US Congress, 6th District:  Shawna Roberts
US Congress, 12th District:  Alaina Shearer
Ohio Senate, 20th District:  Christian Johnson
Ohio House, 78th District:  Charlotte Owens
Ohio House, 97th District:  Alaina Swope
Justice of Ohio Supreme Court:  John P. O'Donnell
Justice of Ohio Supreme Court:  Jennifer Brunner
Judge of the 5th District Court of Appeals:  William Hoffman


Fundraiser with Muskingum County Democrats:  please mail in donations made out to MAWDPAC to Amy Underwood, 512 Putnam Ave., Zanesville, OH 43701.  With social distancing and concerns over COVID-19, we can't do traditional campaign events this year.  All donations will be divided among the Democrat candidates running in our county (see list above).


Clerk of Courts position open since the incumbent, Todd Bickle, died--candidates wanted.  Contact Jack Boyd, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if interested in running.


State Election News: 

For the general election in November, the applications for voting by mail will be sent to all 7.8 million registered Ohio voters around Labor Day, Ohio Secretary of State LaRose announced, paid for by federal funds.



Endorsed Democrats running in the November 2020 election:

President of the United States: Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
(Neither of Ohio's US Senate seats will be up for election in 2020.)
US Congress, 6th District:  Shawna Roberts
US Congress, 12th District:  Alaina Shearer
Ohio Senate, 20th District:  Christian Johnson
Ohio House, 78th District:  Charlotte Owens
Ohio House, 97th District:  Alaina Swope
Justice of Ohio Supreme Court:  John P. O'Donnell
Justice of Ohio Supreme Court:  Jennifer Brunner
Judge of the 5th District Court of Appeals:  William Hoffman


Fundraiser with Muskingum County Democrats:  please mail in donations made out to MAWDPAC to Amy Underwood, 512 Putnam Ave., Zanesville, OH 43701.  With social distancing and concerns over COVID-19, we can't do traditional campaign events this year.  All donations will be divided among the Democrat candidates running in our county (see list above).


Clerk of Courts position open since the incumbent, Todd Bickle, died--candidates wanted.  Contact Jack Boyd, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if interested in running.


State Election News: 

For the general election in November, the applications for voting by mail will be sent to all 7.8 million registered Ohio voters around Labor Day, Ohio Secretary of State LaRose announced, paid for by federal funds.


Local Events:

Wed., July 1, Muskingum County Democrats Special Meeting, 7 pm, to discuss having a booth at the County Fair.

(This meeting will be a CONFERENCE CALL rather than meeting in person at Gant House, due to coronavirus concerns.) 
To Join this Conference Call:
A little before 7:00 pm, dial 872-240-3412 on your phone.
(Use a cell phone to avoid landline long distance costs.)
When prompted, enter the access code: 115-604-189, followed by the # sign.
Then you'll be connected to the conference call.
(You won't need to enter anything else, like * for "if you're the organizer.")

Wed., Jul. 15, Democratic Central Committee meeting, 6:00 pm, virtual meeting via Zoom.  I will post the agenda when I get it.

Wed., Jul . 15, Muskingum County Democrats meeting, 7:00 pm, virtual meeting via Zoom.  Please note that this and the Central Committee meetings will be on separate Zoom connections.  I will post the agenda when I get it.

Tue., Jul. 21, WDC meeting, 7:00 pm.  I will post the agenda when I get it.

(This meeting will be a CONFERENCE CALL rather than meeting in person at Gant House, due to coronavirus concerns.)  
To Join this Conference Call:
A little before 7:00 pm, dial 872-240-3412 on your phone.
(Use a cell phone to avoid landline long distance costs.)
When prompted, enter the access code:  115-604-189, followed by the # sign.
Then you'll be connected to the conference call.
(You won't need to enter anything else, like * for "if you're the organizer.")

Sat., Aug. 1, ODP Virtual Convention.

  • ODP Convention is August 1, 2020 at 10:30 AM via Zoom. We have one male and 2 female delegates.  Anyone interested in being a delegate should contact Jack Boyd for a nomination form at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 740-586-0018.
  • We can nominate a Presidential Elector. Contact Jack Boyd for a nomination form at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Sun., Aug. 16 - Sat., Aug. 22, Muskingum County Fair.  We will be having a booth with the Muskingum County Democrats at the Fair, an outdoor tent on the midway.

Donations would be appreciated for the cost of the booth and tent rental.  
Please send checks made out to MCDC to:
Jack Boyd, Treasurer
5324 E. Sheffield Circle
Zanesville, OH 43701

Tue., Aug. 18, WDC meeting, 7:00 pm.  I will post the agenda when I get it.

(This meeting will be a CONFERENCE CALL rather than meeting in person at Gant House, due to coronavirus concerns.)  
To Join this Conference Call:
A little before 7:00 pm, dial 872-240-3412 on your phone.
(Use a cell phone to avoid landline long distance costs.)
When prompted, enter the access code:  115-604-189, followed by the # sign.
Then you'll be connected to the conference call.
(You won't need to enter anything else, like * for "if you're the organizer.")

Wed., Aug. 19, Muskingum County Democrats meeting, 7:00 pm.  I will post the agenda and what platform this virtual meeting will be held on when I get it.

Tue. - Wed., Sept. 22-23, Carr Cake Auction.  The Muskingum Democrats will have a cake in this auction.  Members are encouraged to offer incentives to go with the cake.  Please contact Grant Hutcheson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to donate an incentive for the cake. 

Mon., Oct. 5--Last Day to Register to Vote in the November, 2020 Election.

Tue., Nov. 3--ELECTION DAY.


More Upcoming Democrat Events in Ohio from ODP Update news
Many of these are virtual meetings due to corona virus concerns.


Calendar of Primary Elections Nationwide:  

https://www.washingtonpost.com/elections/calendar-2020/?utm_keyword=&utm_source=google&utm_medium=search&utm_campaign=traffic&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIrK6PiKPF5wIVDdbACh1DiQWzEAAYASAAEgICXfD_BwE


Troy Balderson, Republican incumbent in the 12th District, US House of Representatives, dodging interviewers:

https://www.facebook.com/IndivisibleColumbusDistrict3/videos/2136034583329729/?v=2136034583329729 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mhi2l5xFbis

Vote for Alaina Shearer for US House, Ohio 12th District!  
https://www.facebook.com/alainashearer79
 
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/alaina-shearer-website 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdyfcbydtRQ&t=2s

To volunteer for the campaign, CLICK HERE


The article in Christianity Today urging Trump's removal from office on moral grounds: 
https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2019/december-web-only/trump-should-be-removed-from-office.html

For too long, Democrats have ceded Christianity to the Republican party.  The Republicans claim to be more Christian because they oppose abortion, approve of public funding for parochial schools, back Israel, and support "religious liberty"—to impose their beliefs on everyone.  Often this is about enforcing female chastity by making birth control harder to get, or pressuring school children via school prayer and the like.  But didn't Jesus urge welcoming the stranger, feeding the hungry, healing the sick, and giving to the poor?  Is imprisoning refugee children at the border and separating them from their parents Christian?  Is turning our backs on our own poor Christian?  Did not Jesus chase the money changers out of the temple, rather than embrace and cater to the rich at the expense of the poor?  We need to be asking these questions more.


 
The Lancet, among the world’s oldest and best-known medical journals, accuses President Trump in a new editorial of injecting partisan politics into his response to the coronavirus pandemic and suggests that a change is in order in the White House.

“Americans must put a president in the White House come January, 2021, who will understand that public health should not be guided by partisan politics,” the editorial says.

The publication, which has offices in London, New York and Beijing, criticizes the Trump administration’s “inconsistent and incoherent national response” to the coronavirus outbreak and accuses it of relegating the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to only a “nominal” role in the U.S. response.

“The Administration is obsessed with magic bullets — vaccines, new medicines, or a hope that the virus will simply disappear,” the editorial says. “But only a steadfast reliance on basic public health principles, like test, trace, and isolate, will see the emergency brought to an end, and this requires an effective national public health agency.”



Coronavirus--overseas travelers need to come home. 
Info from Sen. Sherrod Brown on help available to Americans stranded overseas.
 
We are advised to stay home as much as possible to avoid contagion.  More public places are closing.



For a history of the United States' response to the Coronavirus,
CLICK HERE


 
How Finland is educating children on how to spot FAKE NEWS from Russian bots online:
https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2019/05/europe/finland-fake-news-intl/?fbclid=IwAR1ImV_ZcyKXtBSLsuiVwWlEwu-KnLE8tSVIOIWSIsA2z2EYDXgs6ajvz3M



Voting Info Links:

Voter ID Requirements at the Polls

Voter Eligibility Requirements

General Voter Information



The Mueller Report--ORDER Your Own Copy!

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)


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


To get email notices of upcoming events

 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(Please type in "Event Updates" in your email.)