Welcome to
Redding Democrats

The Redding DTC is the official local organization
of the Connecticut Democratic Party.

 

Our Platform

• Elect great candidates for local, state and federal offices.
• Support responsible town budgets and fiscal policy
• Be responsible stewards of our land, water and air.
• Raise money to support our candidates for election.
• Welcome new residents to Redding!

 

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Action News for June

CONNECTICUT DEMOCRATS PROGRESS DINNER (formerly known as the
JJB)
VIP Reception 5:30 PM
Dinner 6:30 PM
Connecticut Convention Center
100 Columbus Blvd. Hartford
Senator Cory Booker is the Keynote Speaker. Just a few tickets are now available: action.ctdems.org
Redding Dems will have representation at the dinner from DTC member Dan Barrett, and Pam Elkow this year.
IN SOLIDARITY WITH CONNECTICUT MUSLIMS, a counter protest against the group ACT (an extremist Islamaphobic group) is set for 10am on June 10 in Waterbury.
PRIDE IN THE PARK 2017 is Fairfield County’s LGBTQ Pride festival and is open to all. Matthews Park, 325 West Ave, Norwalk, June 10 12-8 pm. Pride in the Park is a family-friendly Pride festival that brings you internationally-known entertainers and local performers. Admission is free, rain or shine.
GEORGETOWN DAY
Sunday, June 11, 12-6
Please stop by the Redding DTC Tent
YOU ARE INVITED!! A fundraiser for Senator Chris Murphy in support of his 2018 re-election campaign is set for Saturday, June 17, 11-1pm:
 
 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE WILL DUFF, R-Bethel, represents a section of Redding as well as Danbury, Newtown, and all of Bethel. He has yet to apologize for his careless and offensive Facebook post this week disparaging liberals, which is shown below. He won his seat with a mere 200 votes, so electing someone in 2018 who will respectfully serve all of us in Hartford should remain a priority. Be sure to tell him how you feel about his divisive rhetoric by contacting his office at 860-240-8700 or William.Duff@housegop.ct.gov — or speak to him at the Legislative Update Session next week at the Mark Twain Library, details below.
 
AMY SISKIND: Experts in authoritarianism advise to keep a list of things subtly changing around you. Amy Siskind, President & Co-founder of The New Agenda, took it upon herself to make weekly lists after Trump’s inauguration to better understand the volume of change that we’re already starting to normalize: patterns of kleptocracy, testing of new boundaries, and Russia, have arisen as particular themes that ebb and flow each week. You can now view each weekly list here on Medium: https://medium.com/@Amy_Siskind
Here are some organizations dedicated to organizing and electing Democrats, and to helping you to stay informed.
Connect with them by email or social media:
DEMLIST
To stay in the know on the national Democratic Party, get on DEMLIST, a daily email list that informs on what’s happening in Congress, President’s cabinet picks, the Party leadership race and more.
CONNECTICUT  DEMOCRATIC PARTY’S WOMEN’S CAUCUS (CDP’s Women’s Caucus)
INDIVISIBLE GUIDE
Put together by former Congressional staffers, this provides good guidance on the best ways to resist the Trump agenda and make Congress listen.
NATIONAL RESISTANCE CALENDAR
Want to find out what the resistance movement is doing nationally?
WTF Just Happened Today?
It is all coming fast and furious, right? This site lists daily newsworthy items out of Washington.
Some really great PODCASTS:
SLATE’S “TRUMPCAST”
CROOKED MEDIA PODCASTS:  Crooked Media is a place to talk about politics that informs, entertains, and inspires action with former Obama staffers:  Pod Save America, Pod Save the World, Pod Save the People, With Friends Like These, and Lovett or Leave It (which releases a new episode each Saturday).
CIVICS 101: To bone up on civics you should have learned in school…but probably didn’t. NPR’s Civics 101 Podcast from New Hampshire Public Radio is your guide to what you need to know, when it matters most.
Help us save the world!
Regards,
Mary Ann Carman and Dan Barrett
Follow us on Twitter @reddingdems and Facebook @ReddingDemocrats
Find us at online at http://reddingdemocrats.org

Murphy’s Fight Back CT Launches on Saturday

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May 21, 2pm-4pm Senator Chris Murphy launches Fight Back Connecticut, asking people to step up and do something big and important in this moment to resist the worst of President Trump’s reckless agenda.  On May 21 organizing meetings are being held across the state. At the meeting, you’ll hear from Senator Murphy and a few other folks via live video stream at your organizing meeting. From there, we’ll outline the next concrete action steps for how we can…

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Annual Town Hall Meeting with State Reps and Senator this Monday

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Town Hall Meeting with State Representatives Adam Dunsby (R) & Will Duff (R) with State Senator Toni Boucher (R) Please come speak to them about the issues that are shaping the 2017 Legislative Session, initiatives you support or oppose, and any other state issues that are important to you. Monday, April 17th 6:30 – 8pm Mark Twain Library Community Room 439 Redding Road, Redding

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Elected Officials

There are currently 28 democrats that hold elected office in Redding. If you are interested in serving on a board or commission, please contact us. View a listing of the current Redding DTC members and elected officials.

DTC MEMBERS

The Redding DTC:

  • Nominates candidates for office.
  • Recruits and recommends appointees to town boards and commissions.
  • Organizes campaigning in Redding on behalf of all Democratic candidates.
  • Ensures that our party’s values and positions are a vital part of the governance of the town, state and nation.

Register to Vote!

Get voter registration information and absentee ballots from Michele Grande, Redding’s Town Clerk. Get information on upcoming town meetings and calendars here.

VOTER INFORMATION

Meet your elected officials! 

Julia Pemberton

Redding First Selectman

Margaret (Peg) O'Donnell

Board of Selectman

Janice Meehan

Redding's Town Treasurer

Michele Grande

Town Clerk

Gwen Denny

Board of Education

Melinda Irwin

Board of Education