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Our  Story

Sometime back in 2013,  Peg Schaffer, the Somerset County chairwoman asked the then-Chairwoman of the JFK Club, Shanel Robinson, and Wil Minggia to start a Somerset County Democratic African American Caucus and that is where it all began...

"You may wonder why we are important to the Black community in Somerset County.  Here is why ..."

Our History

... And this is who we are ...

Our History

In January of 2015, Will Minggia and Shanel Robinson held their first meeting, elected officers, and formalized a resolution to change the original caucus name from the Somerset County Democratic Committee African American Caucus to the Somerset County Democratic Committee Black Caucus. The name change was done in an effort to include all people from the African Diaspora (Die-a- spr-uh), to encompass all of the Black citizens of Somerset County and to ensure no person of color is omitted. And so we must take this purpose, advance and improve it!

Our Mission