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Car Caravan Honks Hopes Of Biden-Harris Supporters Throughout San Antonio Neighborhoods

Dozens of vehicles formed up Saturday morning into a caravan at the AT&T Center to celebrate the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris presidential campaign. Cars, trucks and trailers were decked out in flags, large banners, and signs. One vehicle graced the event with songs by Selena.

Before the caravan, people made speeches, held up U.S. flags, and filmed the scene with their smart phones. Participants cheered, honked their horns and waved and smiled at each other as the procession rolled out.

Among the many supporters were a few political leaders, including D-119 State Rep. Roland Gutierrez. "Let's be real clear about what this election is about," he told the crowd assembled in a parking lot. "This is about our future, our humanity."

Several participants mourned the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday. "Thank you, RBG," said Robert Hinojosa, chair of the Texas Democratic Party. "We're gonna take this to the end, and we're gonna win this election because we understand what the consequences are."

Hinojosa reiterated the message that it was more important than ever to turn Texas blue in November. "The job is up to us to make sure it happens," he said. "We have 44 days before the election. Every single day counts. Every single minute counts. We need to work harder than we’ve ever worked in our entire lives. "

In an interview with TPR on Friday, organizers called the event "Riding with Biden."

Richard Gonzales, chair of the Tejano Democrats, said the planned caravan route had a specific purpose. “We want to make sure that we go from the East Side to South Side to the West Side -- right through the raza, the neighborhoods -- [and] make sure that they come out to vote because it's life or death now.”

Similar caravans for the Trump campaign -- dubbed "Trump Trains" -- have taken place in San Antonio, Boerne and Laredo.

Joey Palacios contributed to this report.
Jolene Almendarez can be reached at JoleneAlmendarez@gmail.com and on Twitter at @jalmendarez57.

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