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BETHEL DEMOCRATS: “Good for Bethel”

The Bethel Democratic Town Committee (BDTC) is the official local organization of the Connecticut Democratic Party in the town of Bethel. We are a group elected to represent Bethel’s Democrats, and we endeavor to improve our town through community engagement and political involvement. We aim to be a progressive voice for the town of Bethel, and will always support what is in the best interest of the entire community and all its people.

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News from the BDTC and opinion pieces from our members and candidates.

  • May Newsletter

    Message from the Chairman   Dear Bethel Democrats,   At our last Democratic Town Committee meeting, we adopted a new mission statement. The Bethel Democratic Town Committee builds an inclusive, forw...

  • Volunteer for the Bethel Walk Audit with Sustainable Bethel

    The Bethel Walk Audit will take place SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2024 from 1 PM – 3 PM at the INTERSECTION OF STONY HILL ROAD AND OLD HAWLEYVILLE ROAD. The Sustainable Bethel Commission is seeking volunt...

  • Early Voting Happening March 26, 27, 28, 30

    Early voting for the Presidential Preference Primary will begin at 10 AM on Tuesday, March 26, at your early voting location. Early voting is available March 26, 27, 28, and 30th. Find your early voti...

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The Bethel Democratic Town Committee works to promote Bethel's Democrats for public office in Bethel

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7 days ago

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Thursday, May 23, 2024, 7 pm in the Bethel Senior Center Cafeteria: Bethel Democratic Caucus to endorse candidates for Registrar of Voters and monthly BDTC meeting. All enrolled members of the Democratic Party of Bethel are invited. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

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Congratulations to our own BDTC member, Kelly Clark, who will be receiving the Adult Kindness Champion Award from Ben's Bells Project. Kelly, school counselor at Bethel Middle School, also serves the BDTC as Secretary. Ben’s Bells has, for over 20 years, spent all its resources on spreading intentional kindness. So if you believe in kindness and want to help them continue to make an impact in the greater CT Area, please join them for this year’s Celebration of Kindness Day, May 23rd 6:00-9:00 PM at Reverie Brewing Company. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

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Thank you, Bethel Fire & EMS!

This week is National EMS Week, recognizing the men and women of emergency medicine. We are grateful for everyone who unwaveringly and with great dedication staffs 3 ambulances (2 with the Bethel Fire Department out of South Street and 1 by our friends at Stony Hill Volunteer Fire Company), along with the Bethel Paramedics.
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2 weeks ago

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Thank you for your unwavering commitment to this critical cause.Today, I stood before the Connecticut Sentencing Commission to advocate for the creation of a subcommittee to study sentencing and outcomes for domestic and family violence murders .

Between 2000 and 2023, Connecticut experienced 336 incidents of intimate partner and family violence murders, with a heartbreaking 87% of the victims being women. On average, our state sees 14 intimate partner killings each year, and the brutality of these crimes has only intensified. Alarmingly, 40% of these murders involve firearms, while 60% involve knives, strangulation, blunt force trauma, or arson.

Despite assurances that perpetrators will face the fullest extent of the law, our current legal system often results in these violent offenders receiving significantly reduced sentences through plea bargains. In 2014, plea deals were accepted in 77% of intimate partner killings, and by 2016, all sentences were the result of plea deals. The average length of these sentences was 75% lower than those from jury convictions.

To address these shortcomings, State Representative Steve Stafstrom and I have requested that the Connecticut Sentencing Commission establish a subcommittee to thoroughly examine various factors in these cases, including:

▪️Methods and means of murder
▪️Prior protective orders and history of abuse
▪️Race and gender of the victim and defendant
▪️Criminal charges and plea bargains
▪️Prosecution processes and sentencing
▪️Survivor or family satisfaction

This comprehensive analysis will provide the necessary data to inform and shape future legislation, ensuring better judicial outcomes for surviving families and reducing intimate partner and family violence murders.

The Sentencing Commission is pursuing our request, and we remain committed to advocating for justice and safety for all Connecticut residents.
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2 weeks ago

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Tonight a rainbow led the way as we started the 2nd District Convention where State Representative Raghib Allie-Brennan was endorsed for a fourth term representing Danbury and Bethel. Raghib shared with the assembled group, “This election is about building on our progress and pushing forward with a bold, inclusive vision for our state. It’s about standing up for the values that unite us: equality, justice, and opportunity for all. It’s about ensuring that every voice is heard and every person is respected.” And that is something we all can support at the polls this coming November! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

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Bethel Dems present at the CT State Convention! ... See MoreSee Less
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Bethel’s voters, at a glance…

3,990

DEMOCRATS

3,152

REPUBLICANS

5,524

UNAFFILIATED or MINOR PARTY

12,666

REGISTERED VOTERS