Justice Respect Compassion Diversity
September 9, 2020
Join Us for Our
Saturday, September 12, 9:00am
Boerne Market Days, Sept 12-13, 9am-5pm
Notes from the Deputy Chair:

Voter Intimidation

Perhaps you’ve seen the parades through town supporting the current occupant of the White House. These events are less about showing support for the Republican presidential candidate and more about intimidation—convincing you that your vote doesn’t count so you don’t bother to vote.

By participating in our Peace Parade this Saturday, you can take a positive stand against this intimation and let people know “There Are More of Us Than You Think.”

As President Obama said during the recent Democratic National Convention, “This president and those in power—those who benefit from keeping things the way they are—they are counting on your cynicism. They know they can't win you over with their policies. So they're hoping to make it as hard as possible for you to vote, and to convince you that your vote doesn't matter. That's how they win. That's how a democracy withers, until it's no democracy at all. We can't let that happen. Do not let them take away your power.”

“Trump and his Republican enablers are putting voter suppression front and center—fear-mongering about voting by mail, escalating their Election Day poll watching and so-called ballot-security operations, and blocking funding to prepare the country for a pandemic-era election,” said Andy Kroll in Rolling Stone.

Only one party is trying to intimidate voters and make it harder for people to register to vote; Democrats are trying to make it easier. We urge everyone to work to elect Democratic candidates up and down the ballot this November. Visit our website at www.kcdems.us to learn how.

Laura Bray is Deputy Chair of the Kendall County Democratic Party

Revised Instructions

This is a peaceful drive through Boerne to show solidarity among all the groups in this area that support democratic values and ideals. We want the people in Kendall County and the Hill Country to know that there are hundreds of us that stand strong for freedom and equal opportunity, civil rights, minority and women's rights, multiculturalism, and economic and social justice.  
This event is for vehicles only; there cannot be any marchers or people walking, as this is not a march; it is a peaceful drive through town. We are simply going to drive up and down Main Street Boerne. Although the drive was inspired by the BAD for GOOD fundraiser, any person or group that supports democratic values and ideals is welcome to join us. Together, we can show a united front and make a difference! 
Saturday, September 12, arrive at Walmart 9:00 a.m., train departs at 9:30 a.m.
Starting Location: Walmart parking lot, south side; please enter the parking lot via Waterview Drive (the street that goes by the Pizza Hut) and park in a space near the front of the lot.
Great news! The Boerne Police Department has offered to provide a police escort for us. They have requested a few small changes to the route in order to ensure our safety and to facilitate the flow of traffic. The police will lead us through town and back to Walmart. They will also block the intersections along Main Street so that we can proceed all together. 
Arrive in the Walmart parking lot by 9:00 a.m. We will depart promptly at 9:30 a.m.
Please remember to wear a mask and remain socially distant in the parking lot.
  • When driving, follow the car in front of you. Stay in the LEFT LANE.
  • From the Walmart parking lot, we will drive north on Main Street all the way to 2 Fat Guys Automotive.
  • At 2 Fat Guys Automotive, turn right on Commerce Ave, then turn left on Trade Ave. 
  • At the end of Trade Ave., turn left on Market Ave. and then turn left onto N. Main Street and continue south on Main Street to the Walmart parking lot.
  • Do not circle around Main Plaza; it is too congested and the police are concerned for pedestrians.
After the Peace Train concludes, many of us will meet at Veteran’s Park in Boerne so that we can mix and mingle and get acquainted. Please adhere to the COVID-19 safety requirements. 
  • Keep things respectful and peaceful.
  • No horn honking.  
  • No loud music.
  • No yelling or screaming from the vehicles.
  • No hand signals, other than a friendly wave.
  • Nothing may be thrown or tossed from vehicles.
  • Do not stand up in a moon roof.
  • Wear your seat belt at all times.
Vehicles may be decorated any way you choose but do not block your vision.
  • Signs and banners for political candidates 
  • American flags
  • Signs and banners for social and political causes and issues 
  • Balloons, paint, posters, flags - anything to draw positive attention
  • Clothing that supports your candidates or causes is encouraged      

We hope to see you at our Boerne Peace Train!

Sign Up to Staff the Boerne Market Days Booth this Saturday and Sunday!

We need your help to staff our booth at the September Boerne Market Days! We'll distribute materials, answer questions, sell shirts, and let people know about fellow Democrats in the Boerne and Kendall County. A voter registration booth will be directly across the street at the old Soda Pops location. We need (at least) two volunteers for each of the specified shifts (9am-5pm each day). Sign up here!

Democratic HQ's
518 East Blanco, Boerne

Wed-Sun 1:30-4:30.

Masks are required. We have masks available if needed.

We’ve seen a lot of energy lately, with people wanting to pick up yard signs and sign up to help. We want to expand our office hours, but we need MORE VOLUNTEERS to do so.
Please contact Sherry Thurman to sign up.
Donations made via Act Blue go 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.
We understand that some folks just don’t like online donations: “Prefer to donate via check or money order? Send it to PO Box 2321, Boerne TX 78006-6321.”

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Office 518 East Blanco, Boerne
( same building as Mary’s Tacos, enter through rear entrance) 
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