October 18, 2020
Democratic Headquarters
71 South Dixie Highway, Suite 6
St. Augustine, FL 32084

Telephone: 904-825-2336

Monday - Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

We Encourage You to Sign up for Early Voting
Poll Greeting (and Sign Waving) Opportunities
Expect some rainy weather this week.
Be sure to sign wave, when weather permits, when it isn't possible
to keep a permanent location open for poll greeting.

District 1(Precincts 101 - 111)
Organized by the Northwest United for Progress Democratic Club: contact nwsjcp@gmail.com
Monday, Oct. 19; Sat. & Sun., Oct 24-25; Saturday, Oct. 31.
2 hour shifts. 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Julington Creek Annex, 725 Flora Branch Blvd.

Vacant Earth Fare Store, Corner CR 210 & St. Johns Pkwy.

District 4
Organized by the Ponte Vedra Democratic Club
For more information, contact Jan Kary, jkary@verizon.net or 202-438-6750

Ponte Vedra Library, 101 Library Blvd, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

The link below has sign up options for Early Voting and November 3.
Other Early Voting Poll Greeting Opportunities
Monday October 19 - Saturday, October 31
Organized by the St. Johns Democratic Party

Supervisor of Elections, 4455 Avenue A, Suite 101, St. Augustine, FL 32095

Southeast Branch Library, 6670 US 1 South, St. Augustine, FL 32086

St. Augustine Beach City Hall, 2200 A1A South, St. Augustine, FL 32080

Hastings Branch Library, 6195 South Main St., Hastings, FL 32145

Solomon Calhoun Community Center, 1300 Duval St., St. Augustine, FL 32084

Sign Up Opportunities for Election Day, November 3,
will be available in a later newsletter and on the website.
More Late Breaking News - The Governor said NO
to allowing the ballot drop boxes at the Main Library, Anastasia Branch Library, and Bartram Trail Branch Library with the excuse that the libraries are not open during the same hours as the early voting. More voter suppression?

On Election Day, November 3, Precinct 305 returns to the Riverview Club.
If you see something during voting that should be reported,
call the Voter Protection Hot Line at 833-868-3352
Debates and non-Debates and Will they Debate?
Click on the photo above for information about -and to watch -
the U.S. House District 4 candidates John Rutherford - Donna Deegan debate this past Wednesday, October 13 on Channel 4.
Dueling Town Halls
The Joe Biden Town Hall begins at 1:00:58 in the left video
The Third Scheduled Debate

Thursday, October 22, 2020 Will Trump attend??
9 pm to 10:30 pm ET
Third Presidential Debate
Moderator: Kristen Welker (NBC News)
President Trump and Former Vice President Joe Biden
Belmont University, Nashville, TN

Kristen Welker, moderator of the Oct. 22, 2020 presidential debate, has selected the following topics for this debate. Subject to possible changes because of news developments, the topics are as follows, not necessarily in this order:

Fighting COVID-19
American Families
Race in America
Climate Change
National Security

The debate will be held on Thursday, October 22 at Belmont University in Nashville, TN and will start at 9:00 p.m. and run for 90 minutes without commercial interruption.

Live Streaming – All the major news networks will offer a free live stream as will YouTube and Twitter.

TV Channels – Each debate will be broadcast live on C-SPAN, ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC, as well as all cable news channels including CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and MSNBC among others.
Election Information can be found in September 28 newsletter
and on our stjohnsdemocraticparty.org website.
Visit stjohnsdemocraticparty.org for more election information.
As of Sunday afternoon, the Vote by Mail Count was:

Democrats: 14,396 52% of Democratic Vote by Mail ballots were returned and 28% of Democrats have already voted.

Republicans: 12,200; No Party Affiliated: 5,467; Other Parities: 487

With Early Voting beginning on Monday, October 19 for 13 days,
we will begin to see a stronger Republican turnout in our Very Red County!
From the Chair's Desk — Your Weekly Update

Terrie Rizzo, Chair, Florida Democratic Party

Be sure to read the October 17 edition of the weekly newsletter. With 16 days until the election, you can find a number of actions in which you can participate, and dates, days of action, several online fundraisers, links to press releases and more.

There are many ways in which you can be active this week - just read Terrie's newsletter for more information to join in.

Did you receive a forwarded copy of this newsletter? 
Canvassing Opportunity with the Biden Campaign
Canvass with Team Florida
Join Team Florida for a canvass in St. Augustine to get out the vote! We can flip Florida blue and elect Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Democrats up and down the ballot in 2020 with your help.

Sign up here to canvas:

Visit the Victory 2020 Distribution Center to begin your canvas at 71 South Dixie Highway, Suite 3, St. Augustine. It is just a few doors away from the St. Johns Democratic Headquarters at Suite 6.

Free Biden-Harris Yard Signs, Bumper Stickers, Rally Signs are available there. Linae Parkinson will be available to greet you there daily between 11 AM and 5 PM.
Text messaging continues

Polls are opening for early voting — but we need your help to remind Democrats to vote! This is a statewide text bank that will also send Democrats their personalized #SunshineSlate☀️ Democratic voting guides so we can have victories up and down the entire ballot in November!

We will be texting voters each day October 19 - 24 from 11 AM - 8 PM ET. Volunteers can join the shift and help text voters at any time — but you are strongly encouraged to join our daily kick-off Zoom meeting for important instructions with the FDP Training Director BEFORE you begin texting!
On Golf carts in Nocatee - and our Videographer Bob was there!
And in automobiles, trucks and a motorcycle around West Augustine!
Organizer Mimi Parker approaches Nell Toensmann as she is welcoming the participants.
With the numerous Ridin' with Biden caravans that have taken place over the past few months, a great big THANK YOU is extended to Mimi Parker and her team who made this happen, plotting routes, filling "goodie bags", and lining up the automobiles. They include Karen Tait, Bob Hellermann, Sam McIlrath, Lisa and Mort Katz, David Richards, Elizabeth Bryla, and Andrew Raulerson. Participating vehicles have numbered from about 25 up to 70 on the different Saturdays.

Our drivers are encouraged to continue to decorate their automobiles, form their own caravans, and let everyone know that there are Democrats in St. Johns County! If you visit the Early Voting locations, remember, no politics within 150 Ft of the polling machines.
St. Johns County DEC/Steering Zoom Meeting
Thursday, October 22, 2020
6:30 PM

The combined Steering/DEC Zoom meeting will be held on Thursday, October 22, and we will try to keep it short due to the Presidential Debate to be held later in the evening.

Click on the link above for more information about volunteer opportunities.

The 12' IMAGINE banner (see photo) is available to be borrowed, following discussion with Warren Clark.. It is available at Democratic Headquarters.

Information from the post card advocacy group and Warren Clark below.

As of Sunday Noon (October 18) 

There are 5,979 cases in St. Johns County with 78 deaths!

Duval County has 32,887 cases with 508 deaths! 
Florida has 755,020 identified cases with 16,168 deaths!

The US has more than 8,147.587 cases with 219,666 deaths!
As Virus Numbers
Start Rising Again!
           By Lance Carden
In the Battle of the Virus,
            Covid v. Fauci,
the President’s deciding
           with obvious dread:
“Dr. Fauci is losing,
           a worrisome trend;
so, I’m joining with Covid,
           Mr. Covid, instead.
Dr. Fauci is losing--
           so, off with his head!
“Let’s everyone get sick
           & then jump into bed;
it’s better for businesses,
           & I’ll win in the end.
So, I’m joining with Covid
           to immune the whole herd;
all the others are suckers,
           or losers, instead.
Dr. Fauci is losing--
           so, off with his head!”
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If you have information for the St. Johns Democratic newsletter, please send it to: stjohnsdemocraticparty@gmail.com
For more information contact:
St. Johns County Democratic Party | 904-825-2336

71 South Dixie Highway, Suite 6
St. Augustine, FL 32084

The Office is open Monday to Friday 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
and is often closed on Public Holidays.