November 15, 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
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The Democratic Headquarters will be closed exceptionally for Thanksgiving Week - Monday, November 23 through Friday, November 27. In the event of an emergency, you can contact Chair Nell Toensmann
at 904-484-4960 or First Vice Chair John Pilecki at 215-896-8656.
306 Electoral College Votes...
More than 5 Million Voter Edge...
Trump Refuses to Concede...
306 Electoral Votes
Joe Biden
78,664,837 votes (50.8%)
232 Electoral Votes
Donald Trump
73,109,501 votes (47.2%)
A recent Video from the Lincoln Project concerning
Republicans not acknowledging the election results.
Barack Obama speaks out on politics, life in the White House,
and Donald Trump - CBS Sunday Morning - November 15, 2020

A Promised Land is a forthcoming memoir by Barack Obama due to be published on November 17, 2020. It is the first of a planned two volumes that Obama has written following his tenure as President of the United States from 2009 to 2017

Crown Publishing Group
Local Voters Turn out in Record Numbers
Registered Voters: 210,059
Ballots Cast: 177,664
Voter Turnout: 84.58%

Democrats: total of 44,353 or 84.87% Great job Dems!!!
Georgia Senate Runoffs to Determine Senate Rule in Congress
You can make calls to support the Democratic Candidates in the
Senate runoff election that will take place on January 5, 2021.
We know many of you are looking for best ways to assist our neighbors in Georgia secure the two U.S. Senate seats heading for runoff elections. Georgia Democrats Executive Director Scott Hogan provided this Mobilize link for those out of state who wish to volunteer to make phone calls.

Please share this link with your Democratic networks and let's help send Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock to the Senate!

Click on the candidate names to visit their websites for more information
and to make contributions to their senate campaigns.
Indivisible St. Johns

Click on the link above for information about more action items, including outreach to Georgia for the Senate runoff.
New COVID-19 Cases Getting Out of Control

As of Sunday Noon (November 15)

There are 7,416 cases in St. Johns County with 88 deaths!

Duval County has 37,998 cases with 549 deaths! 
Florida has 875,096, identified cases with 17,704 deaths!
10,105 daily cases reported in Florida, most since July 25!

The US has more than 10,962,835 cases with 245,933 deaths!
In October 23 Speech, President Elect Biden addresses COVID-19
Coronavirus Disease 2019
CDC is responding to the novel coronavirus outbreak

Tips for masks from the CDC website below:
Trevor Noah and Dr. Anthony Fauci discuss when to wear masks
New 14th Amendment Project
Jorge Rivera introduces new 14th Amendment project

Summary: The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1868, granted citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the United States—including former slaves—and guaranteed all citizens “equal protection of the laws.” One of three amendments passed during the Reconstruction era to abolish slavery and establish civil and legal rights for black Americans, it would become the basis for many landmark Supreme Court decisions over the years.

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From Wikipedia...

The Fourteenth Amendment (Amendment XIV) to the United States Constitution was adopted on July 9, 1868, as one of the Reconstruction Amendments. Arguably one of the most consequential amendments, it addresses citizenship rights and equal protection under the law and was proposed in response to issues related to former slaves following the American Civil War. The amendment was bitterly contested, particularly by the states of the defeated Confederacy, which were forced to ratify it in order to regain representation in Congress. The amendment, particularly its first section, is one of the most litigated parts of the Constitution, forming the basis for landmark Supreme Court decisions such as Brown v. Board of Education (1954) regarding racial segregation, Roe v. Wade (1973) regarding abortion, Bush v. Gore (2000) regarding the 2000 presidential election, and Obergefell v. Hodges (2015) regarding same-sex marriage. The amendment limits the actions of all state and local officials, and also those acting on behalf of such officials.

The amendment's first section includes several clauses: the Citizenship ClausePrivileges or Immunities ClauseDue Process Clause, and Equal Protection Clause. The Citizenship Clause provides a broad definition of citizenship, nullifying the Supreme Court's decision in Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857), which had held that Americans descended from African slaves could not be citizens of the United States. Since the Slaughter-House Cases (1873), the Privileges or Immunities Clause has been interpreted to do very little.

Democratic Meeting, Clubs and Headquarters Merchandise
St. Johns County Democratic Executive Committee
Zoom Meeting
Thursday, November 19, 2020
6:30 PM

The St. Johns Democratic Executive Committee will hold it's final regular meeting of the year via Zoom on Thursday, November 19 at 6:30 PM. The notification and log in information will be emailed to current DEC members and an invitation for the incoming DEC members to also attend..

On Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 6:30 PM, there will be a reorganizational meeting of the incoming Democratic Executive Committee with the election of officers for the next four years. The new DEC consists of the Democrats who filed to be candidates for Precinct Committeemen and Precinct Committeewomen in June for their respective precincts. This reorganization takes place in December every four years following the presidential election.

In early 2021, the Florida Democratic Party will also hold a reorganization meeting with new officers elected to lead the party at the state level. Following the state reorganization meetings throughout the US, the Democratic National Committee will also elect new officers for four-year terms. In this way, the official political parties have the opportunity for renewal on a regular, pre-determined basis.
Congratulations to the incoming officers of the Environmental Caucus of St. Johns County.

Chair, John Pilecki
Vice-Chair, Jill Garramone
Secretary, Nana Royer
Treasurer, Christopher McDermot

For more information about the Environmental Caucus of St. Johns County, contact John Pilecki at 215-896-8656 or
Northwest United for Progress Democratic Club
Nominations are now being accepted for officer elections. Would you like to be on our board of directors? 

We are always looking for smart and talented people like YOU!!   All officer positions are up for election including President, 1st-Vice President, 2nd Vice President-Membership, Treasurer, Secretary and Parliamentarian. 
  • All terms are for two years.  
  • Nominations from the floor and candidates will be announced on Monday, January 11 and the election for officers will be Monday, February 8, 2021.
  • All candidates must be club members as of December 31, 2020.
Interested?  Please send your note of interest to

Join now and get membership through 2021 for only $20.00!! Membership is our principal source of income for the year. Membership by December 31 will entitle you to vote for officers in February.  

Please mail your payment of $20 per person to NWSJCP,
P.O. Box 600332, St. Johns, FL 32260.
St. Augustine Democratic Club to be Re-Establised.

In previous years, there was an active St. Augustine Democratic Club, which - unfortunately - became inactive. There are a number of people who are interested in re-booting the St. Augustine Democratic Club that would encompass the central and southern areas of St. Johns County.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the St. Augustine Democratic Club, fill in the attached membership form and send in a check in the amount of $20 (membership fee), payable to St. Augustine Democratic Club and return to: Attention St. Augustine Democratic Club, Democratic Headquarters, 71 South Dixie Highway, Suite 6, St. Augustine, FL 32084.

Interested members will be notified by email of the Zoom organizational meeting.
Democratic Headquarters offers a very limited selection of
T-shirts, Hats, Magnets, Bumper Stickers,
Yard Signs, Buttons, and Masks.
Democratic Tree Ornaments are also on offer.

Please Note: By Florida law, we can only receive cash donations
of $50 per person, per campaign cycle (November 4 - August 2022
For any amount over $50, we request payment by check or credit card.
And for any donation of $100 or more, please provide your occupation.
Or by check payable to SJC DEC and sent to Democratic Headquarters.
Please Note: Contributions to Political Parties are not tax-deductible.

If you have information for the St. Johns Democratic newsletter, please send it to:
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
and is often closed on Public Holidays.