UPCOMING EVENTS:

Sun., August 4, Memorial Band Concert, 7 pm, at Zane Landing, Zanesville--where our club has a refreshment stand as a fundraiser.

Tue., August 6, Morgan County Democrats "baked steak" Flag Day dinner, VFW Hall, 235 Front St, Malta, 6:00 pm greet time, followed by 6:30 dinner.  Cost $17.  Reservations needed by July 30.  Make check to Morgan County Democratic Central Committee, and mail to:  Claire Farnsworth, 9990 Richardson Lane, McConnelsville, OH 43756-1071.  More info:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sun., Aug 11 through Sat., Aug. 17--Muskingum County Fair, Muskingum County Fairgrounds.  Visit our Democrats' booth at the fair!
 
Sat., Aug. 17, 6 pm, at Seiler's Studio and Gallery, 129 S. 7th St., Zanesville: Reel Meal presents "The Rape of Recy Taylor."
Award winning 2017 film about the 1944 incident when Recy Taylor became the victim of a horrific crime, which the Alabama authorities ignored. She courageously spoke up, and the incident is thought to have laid a foundation for the Civil Rights movement activities such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Discussion after the film will be led by Dr. Anita Jackson.


 
REEL MEAL is a social venue for people living in and around Zanesville that sponsors monthly movie nights the third Saturday of each month. Participants may bring snacks or appetizers to share, but this is optional. Beverages and paper products are provided, and they  appreciate a small donation for these expenses. For more information about this monthly event, please call Marcia at 740-624-8803, or see the public Facebook event page.
 
Tue., Aug. 20, WDC meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.  Among items on the agenda will be using the Min Van cell phone application for canvassing to eliminate carrying papers and clipboards, and candidate campaign funding.
 
Wed., Aug. 21, Muskingum County Democrats meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville. Al Zakany campaign update, fall cookout/wiener roast update (please sign up for what dishes you will bring), Farmers’ Market booth discussion.
 
CANVASSING--contact Susan Haas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 740-607-3940, for more info, or to volunteer.  Her schedule varies, so contact her.  Prime canvassing times are Saturdays midday, Sunday afternoons and weekday early evenings.  They're using a new app on your phone to simplify getting lists and maps, and recording notes.  (Android users can get MiniVAN software from the Google Play Store; the program for Apple phones is MiniVAN Touch on iOS.)  Paper lists are also available if you prefer that approach.  The emphasis at this point is to ask voters about their concerns rather than promote individual candidates.
 
Tue., Aug. 27, Zanesville Think Tank on Poverty BBQ, 5:30 pm, ForeverDads, 109 Madison St., Zanesville, 740-453-1323.  Free food and games, all are welcome.
 
Tue., Sept. 17, WDC meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main, Zanesville.
 
Wed., Sept. 18, Muskingum County Democrats meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main, Zanesville.
 
Mon., Sept. 23, Reinvest Ohio, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm, at Hilton Columbus Downtown, 401 N. High St., Columbus.  Summit bringing together community leaders, financial institutions, health care leaders, advocacy groups and public officials to find ways to reinvest in communities in Ohio. Strategies to combat disinvestment and displacement, and increase affordable housing and credit using tools like the Community Reinvestment Act.  Current National Community Reinvestment Coalition members $20, Non-profit/non-members, $45, Govt. agencies $70, Banks and for-profits $95, Students $15.  Register:  https://ncrc.org/ohio or email Chloe Sabharwal at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Sat., Sept. 28, End of Summer Picnic, 4:00 - 6:30 pm, at Trinity Lutheran Park (Behind Country Fair Shopping Center, next to Kroger), sponsored by Muskingum County Democratic Club.  Hotdogs and hamburgers will be provided; members are welcome to bring side dishes or desserts.
$15 donation.  To make a reservation, mail checks payable to MCDC and your contact info to:  Jack Boyd, 5324 E. Sheffield Cir., Zanesville, 43701
Meet the candidates:
Jan Bradshaw, Zanesville City Council, 2nd Ward
Todd Ware, Zanesville City Council, 3rd Ward
Sandy Gentry, Zanesville City Council, 4th Ward
Al Zakany, Zanesville City Council At-Large
 
Tue., Oct. 15, WDC meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main, Zanesville.
 
Wed., Oct. 16, Muskingum County Democrats meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main, Zanesville.
 
Wed., Oct. 23, Blue Cocktail Hour, at Weasel Boy, 126 Muskingum Ave., Zanesville.  Details to follow when we get them.
 
Sat., Nov. 2, NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet, 6:00 pm, at Bryan Place, 49 N. 6th St., Zanesville.  The Muskingum County Democrats are trying to arrange a table again; $35 each.  Contact Jack Boyd to join the club's table:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. To attend joining another table, $30.  For more info, contact Sharon Johnson at 740-408-5088 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Tickets must be paid for in advance--deadline is Oct. 25.  No tickets will be sold at the door.  If you want your tickets mailed to you, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your check made out to Muskingum County NAACP.  To make a reservation, mail checks along with your contact info to NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet Committee, c/o Sharon Johnson, 2746 Maple Ave. #109, Zanesville 43701.
Theme of the banquet is "A Time for Change." 
Speakers:
Tony Thompson, who runs an online tutoring program in Atlanta, GA for high school and middle school students to help them become academically eligible to play college sports, will be the keynote speaker.
Honorees:
Mrs. Louise Kyle, who started the 8th Ward Reunion in Zanesville
Mrs. Hortense Jones, for her support of church and community functions in Zanesville
Misty Cromwell, Executive Director of the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board

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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