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November 24, 2019

Notes from the Chair:

Re: The Republican Faustian Bargain

After many years of observing Republican actions, I am moved to equate their behavior with the classic Faustian bargain and Trump as Mephistopheles. As an observer of the congressional impeachment hearings, I could not escape a sense of sadness watching the Republican’s flailing attempts to protect our lying, despicable President. They lowered themselves at every turn to discredit so many decent, ethical and honorable public servants.

Republicans long ago adopted a win at all costs strategy and these hearings show that they have doubled down to support a totally corrupt administration. Most telling is that every decent and ethical person in Trump’s administration have been fired or resigned, removing all checks on his outrageous acts. I hope the impeachment strategy works but bottom line we must replace any Republican in the White House with a Democrat.  Just winning in 2020 isn’t enough we must have a total landslide to completely repudiate the Republican efforts to turn our nation into theocracy designed to make the rich richer and everyone else poorer.

I heard a Mr. Rogers quote in a Tom Hanks interview that really touched me. "What are the three things you can do to have a happy life? Be kind. Be kind. Be kind."

I love it.

Finally, let me extend my personal appreciation for all that you are doing for the Kendall County Democratic Party. 

Have a great Thanksgiving
Kevin Henning
Kendall County Democratic Party Chair

Progressive Views: Healthcare Enrollment

by JC Dufresne
for the “Progressive Views” column, Boerne Star, November 22, 2019

It’s that time of year again when people without employer-provided health insurance can sign up for a plan on the marketplace provided under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Open enrollment started November 1 and runs until December 15. Donald Trump, with help from congressional Republicans, has made it harder for people to sign up by reducing the open enrollment period and cutting funding for promotion and assistance. But it’s still possible to find help if you need it.
Healthcare.gov  has links to local assistance providers; you can also renew or update your existing plan at this site. While Trump has been messing with the financing, he managed in some ways to accidentally lower the premium in some cases. In nearby Guadalupe County, a forty-year-old making $20,000 a year can get a Gold level insurance plan for just $32 a month or a Bronze plan for $0. If that forty-year-old earns $35,000, a Gold plan will cost them $223 a month or $105 a month for a Bronze plan. Gold level plans have lower deductibles than Bronze or Silver plans. Kendall County rates are similar.

To read more of the article go to Kendall County Democratic Web page

For information on getting health insurance through  HealthCare.gov ,
call 1-800-318-2596

Our first ever online auction is open
for you to place your bids until December 8th

Boerne Chamber of Commerce Office Ribbon Cutting :
Tuesday, December 3, 1:30 pm
KCDP/BAD Office (518 E. Blanco, same building as Mary’s Tacos, in the rear) .

Help us celebrate our new office with a Ribbon Cutting, complete with a big ribbon and a monstrous pair of scissors. Light refreshments available. We want a huge crowd for the photo that will be in the paper.

Boerne Area Democrats Holiday Social:
Sunday, December 8, 6-8pm.
Longhorn Café (369 S. Esser).

Join us for good food and fun with like-minded friends.

County Office “Filing Day” Social
Monday, December 9, 4-6pm
KCDP/BAD Office (518 E. Blanco, same building as Mary’s Tacos, in the rear)
The KCDP Office must be open at this time so that Kevin (Party Chair) and Sandy (Party Secretary) can accept any last-minute filings for anyone wanting to run for county office in the Democratic Party next March. We aren’t exactly expecting a stampede, so it sounds like a good excuse for an informal social. We’ll have beer, wine, soft drinks, and light refreshments. Stop on by!

We hope you can join us…..once or for all three events!
All I want for Christmas is…

When you are filling out your Christmas wish list during this holiday season, be sure to let Santa know that you would love to have a donation made in your name to the Kendall County Democratic Party . Your gift will be used for the many Get Out the Vote activities planned for 2020.
Single or recurring donations may be made in any one of these ways:
Personal Checks
Personal checks may be mailed to KCDP, PO Box 2321, Boerne, TX 78006

A quick and easy way to donate on-line. Go to https://secure.ActBlue.com

Automatic Transfer or Automatic Bill Pay
Set up transfer payments to Kendall County Democratic Party at Broadway Bank
Acct. #4100012917/ Routing #114021933)

Check Drafts
Have bank send check drafts to KCDP, PO Box 2321, Boerne, TX 78006

Your entire  donation  goes directly to Kendall County Democratic Party, except for a 3.95% credit card processing fee. The money we raise supports the Democratic Operations for Kendall County. We need funds to operate an Office, Train volunteers, “Get out the vote” efforts; Mailings, Posters, Advertising, etc. 

Donate Online!
We encourage you to donate to the Party online with the secure online donation site ActBlue accessible from our home page.

There are more of us than you think!
We're still looking for local Dems! If you run into any “like minded people,” send their name and email address to Laura Bray so we can add them to our mailing list and into VAN as a “strong/lean Democrat.” We want to keep building that list into 2019 and beyond!
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Check out the selections; KCDP logo t-shirts, sweatshirts, stickers, totes and more available  Purchase Here
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