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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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1 week ago

Bethel Democrats
A very happy MLK Day to you. May we always keep moving toward that which is right and fair for all people. ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Bethel Democrats
Connecticut leading the way:Gov. Lamont announced plans today to distribute 3 million COVID-19 at-home rapid tests and 6 million N95 masks to Connecticut residents to help stop the spread of the Omicron variant. The plan is for the state to deliver the testing kits and masks to local emergency management directors and health directors and have each municipality handle the actual distribution.

Gov. Lamont says 500,000 iHealth kits, which contain two tests each, are being designated for the public. Distribution of these kits and the N95 masks will begin on Dec. 30.

Another 1 million kits and supply of masks will be distributed to K-12 schools statewide and continue throughout the school year as supplies last. More details on the distribution of tests for schools will be announced in early January.

Learn more: portal.ct.gov/Office-of-the-Governor/News/Press-Releases/2021/12-2021/Governor-Lamont-Announces-P...
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1 month ago

Bethel Democrats
Fantastic news!I have some exciting news to share with you — Bethel is one of six municipalities to be awarded funding for electric school buses. The State of Connecticut is making available $12.7 million from the legal settlement in the Volkswagen (VW) Corporation emissions cheating scandal to fund five electric projects in the state, all focused in communities that have been victims of environmental injustice.

Bethel is being funded under the First Student, Inc. project which aims to replace 43 diesel school buses across the state with new electric school buses.

Electric school buses can significantly reduce our students’ exposure to toxic fumes, while also reducing that impact in our communities and neighborhoods. Students sometimes sit for nearly two hours a day in a diesel school bus, exposed to toxic air in high concentrations, which can cause respiratory diseases, lung cancer, and worsen existing conditions such as asthma.

While minimizing this dangerous exposure, electric school buses have multiple benefits beyond improving public health. They are cleaner, healthier and cheaper for school districts to run in the long-term. In fact, transitioning the country’s entire diesel school bus fleet to electric could prevent an average of 5.3 million tons of greenhouse gasses from being emitted each year. The switch to electric school buses is a smart and necessary move and I applaud CT’s Department of Energy & Environmental Protection for investing in this program. It is an important and meaningful step.

Learn more about this funding from DEEP: portal.ct.gov/DEEP/News-Releases/News-Releases---2021/DEEP-Announces-Award-of-over-12M-in-VW-Sett...
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2 months ago

Bethel Democrats
Due to legislation I sponsored and passed with colleagues this past session, LGBTQ veterans in Connecticut now have the opportunity to access the state benefits they earned in service to our country.

Veterans who suffered from government-sponsored discriminatory policies because of who they are lost access to VA health care and benefits such as education, memorial services and home loans. The unfair discharges drove some into depression or substance abuse.

Link to article: www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-news-ct-veterans-restored-20211203-uyt2gs7ygvfxhfgqndwv2w2drq...
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2 months ago

Bethel Democrats
May your plate be as full as your table today. Happy Thanksgiving from us to you!

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2 months ago

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Great way to start Thanksgiving! ... See MoreSee Less
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Bethel’s voters, at a glance…

3,955

DEMOCRATS

3,241

REPUBLICANS

5,849

UNAFFILIATED or MINOR PARTY

13,045

REGISTERED VOTERS