Coalition Member, 

We wanted to reach out and thank everyone who attended any of our Coalition events during May and make sure you know what events we have coming up in June! 

June is Pride Month and our LGBTQ+ Caucus will be spearheading a MAJOR celebration with the Union County Democrats! We are constantly inspired by the work being done to keep New Jersey one of the most diverse and welcoming places to live. 

June 19th is Juneteenth! We commemorate the ending of slavery in the United States and the Emancipation Proclamation reaching Black people across the country. Both Monmouth County and Somerset County Black Caucuses will be hosting separate full day of events for “Freedom Day” celebrations.

New Jersey Young Democrats Summit

On May 16th, the Emerging Leaders Caucus, NJ Young Dems, and NJ High School Dems hosted the New Jersey Young Democrats Summit. Students from across the state came out for trainings from NJDSC, LGBTQ+ Caucus Chair Lauren Albrecht, and NJ High School Dems. Guest speakers included Chairman LeRoy Jones, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, Congressman Frank Pallone Jr., Chair of the Emerging Leader Caucus & President of NJYD Fatima Heyward, and Chair of the NJHS Rachel Gurevich.

AAPI Heritage Month Celebration

The Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander, South Asian American, and Muslim Caucuses hosted an event on May 19th to celebrate AAPI Heritage Month. Chairman Jones, Assemblywoman Ellen Park, Assemblywoman Shama Haider, Mayor Arvin Amatorio, AANHPI Chair Ludi Hughes, South Asian American Chair Toral Patel and Muslim Chair Sikandar Khan were among those in attendance. We love celebrating our cultures in New Jersey!

Essex County Board of Commissioners AAPI Heritage Month Celebration

We were also exceptionally pleased to attend the First Annual Essex County Board of Commissioners AAPI Heritage Month Celebration as they honored our South Asian American Caucus Chair, Toral Patel. Congratulations, Toral!

Upcoming Events in June

Ocean City March For Our Lives Rally with NJDSC

Saturday June 11, 2022

TIME: 12:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. 

PLACE: Starting at the bottom of the 9th Street Bridge along the public sidewalk

W 9th St Ocean City, NJ 08226

Join NJDSC at the Ocean City March For Our Lives on Saturday! The march will take place rain or shine. We will march along the 9th Street Bridge to the Welcome Center and back.

If you are interested in volunteering for the march in Ocean City, please contact Keely at

Click here for a full list of other March for Our Lives rallies happening across New Jersey on Saturday.

NJYD LGBTQ+ Caucus & Mercer County LGBTQ+ Caucus Pride Mixer 

Thursday June 16, 2022

TIME: 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. 

PLACE: Trenton Social

446 Broad St. Trenton, NJ 08611

The NJYD LGBTQ Caucus and the Mercer County LGBT Caucus will be hosting a Pride Month Mixer. Join NJYD LGBTQ Caucus and the Mercer County LGBT Caucus for food, drinks, and fun games! Special guests include Dr. Kaufman and Kadja Manuel. Dr. Kaufman will guide attendees through his educational board game, Rainbow Quest!

Monmouth County Democrats Black American Caucus 

Juneteenth Celebration

Saturday, June 18, 2022

TIME: 10:00 A.M.- 3:00 P.M.

PLACE: 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. – Neptune Municipal Building

11:00 A.M. –  2:00 P.M. – Midtown Commons Park

2:00 P.M. – Parade to Springwood Ave Park

Join the Monmouth County Democrats Black American Caucus for a full day of celebrations on Juneteenth! The lineup of events include a Flag Raising at Neptune Municipal Building, Block Party & Wellness Fair at Midtown Commons Park, and Parade to Springwood Ave Park for more festivities.

Somerset County Democratic Committee Black Caucus 

Juneteenth Celebration

Saturday, June 18, 2022

TIME: 11:00 A.M.- 3:00 P.M.

PLACE: Pine Grove Elementary School, 

130 Highland Ave, Somerset, NJ 08873

(Parade Start)

Naamans Williams Park,  

42 Matilda Ave, Franklin Township, NJ 08873

(Parade Finish & Further Festivities)

Join the Somerset County Democratic Committee’s Black Caucus celebration of Juneteenth with a parade, food, vendors, giveaways, raffles, and more!

LGBTQ+ Caucus & Union County Democrats’ Pride Celebration

Thursday, June 21, 2022

TIME: 7:00 P.M.- 10:00 P.M.

PLACE: Galloping Hill Park and Golf Course 3 Golf Dr, Kenilworth, NJ 07033

The New Jersey Democratic State Committee’s LGBTQ+ Caucus will be hosting a pride event in collaboration with the Union County Democrats celebrating the LGBTQ+ community of New Jersey.

Click here for a full list of Pride events happening in New Jersey this month.

Further down the road…

Save the date! NJDSC’s Veterans Caucus will be hosting a Kickoff Event in July–more info to come soon!

We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events!

-NDSC Coalitions