Ms Weinberger grew up on Long Island in Uniondale with two brothers and two sisters. She was a Girl Scout until the age of 18, where she learned and honed her public service skills and became a lifelong Democrat, by becoming involved in the political process before she could vote, passing out literature for Eugene McCarthy for the 1968 Democratic primary.
She received a bachelor of science degree in Art Education from State University College of NY at Buffalo and a masters degree in Educational Technology from Long Island University, NY.
Margaret worked for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of AZ as a computer programmer during the 1980’s and later as an educator teaching or supervising educational technology in school districts in NY and NJ before semi-retiring.
She is currently married, with two married stepsons and 4 grandchildren.
Margaret has held public office as a replacement for a Somerville councilwoman who passed away while in office, served on the Jessamine Smith Henderson Scholarship Board, and has created various fundraising and social activities. She is also an original member of S.A.F.E. (Somerville Alliance for Food Education), the Somerville Farmer’s Market Committee.
She was President of the Somerset County Federation of Democratic Women from 2013-2020.
Margaret believes we are all connected in this temporary existence where we must do everything we can to leave the world a better place for future generations.
Ms Green and her husband have been residents of Deptford Township for over 40 years. Rachel is the mother of two fabulous children, Alexandra and Alston.
Rachel holds a bachelor's degree in Business Management, a master's degree in Public Administration and is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership.
Rachel served as a member of Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholder's Tolerance Project and Parks and Recreation Committee, on the Deptford Township Planning Board, and on the district's School Board from 2008-2014, including a term as the first Black BOE President from 2017-2018.
Her other service roles include:
· Founder of Jersey Girls4Joe/Kamala/Women For Biden/Harris New Jersey and Co-State Director
· 2020 Presidential Biden District Delegate
· Former Secretary of African American History Project of Woodbury and Surrounding areas
· Gloucester County NAACP Executive Board Member
· President Gloucester County Federation of Democratic Women
· Member of Gloucester County Minority Coalition
· Member of the SNJ Black Political Caucus
· National Coalition of 100 Black Women-Southern New Jersey
· Action Together State Civil Rights Director and Southern Regional Director
· New Jersey School Board Certified Board Member
· New Jersey School Board State Executive member - Alternate
· Delegate for Deptford Board of Education Delegate Assembly
· Gloucester County NAACP Image Award in the area of Education 2010
· SJ African American Chamber of Commerce President's Award 2014
· President of Deptford Twp High School Alumni Association
· Obama/Biden Deputy Field Director 2008 and Obama/Biden Director 2012
· 2011 served as 1st Vice President Gloucester County NAACP and Executive Committee
Ms Hunter was born in Montclair, NJ and moved to Orange to start a new foundation for her family in 2008. From 2015-2020, she worked at the Township of Orange in the finance department. She attended Bloomfield College, Lincoln University and is now pursuing a Law Degree at California School of Law.
Shawn has over thirty years’ experience in finance and is the founder of HBS Asset Company Enterprise, a mid-size elite business office, providing financial assistance in personal and business tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll.
In May 2020, Shawn ran for Mayor of Orange. Her goals as Mayor were to stabilize property taxes, support education and the Board of Education, and decrease foreclosures within the City of Orange. Unfortunately, Ms Hunter lost the race, but she continues to work in the community for a better tomorrow.
In addition to her career, Shawn enjoys volunteering her time to different community boards. She is presently serving as a Vice Chair on the Orange Democratic Committee and in the past was involved in the Orange Public Library, the East Orange Education Foundation, Fan-Pac, the Giblin Association, and assisted with feeding the less fortunate families on Thanksgiving’s day at the Township of Orange Firehouse. Currently on Commission Reentry Services for Women Committee.
In the past years her exceptional services in the community earned awards:
*2015 Community Service Award Business by Giblin Association & New Jersey Assemblyman Thomas P. Giblin
*2016 The Shirley Chisholm “Civic & Community Service Award” by New Jersey Lt. Governor Sheila Y. Oliver
Shawn is a proud mother of three daughters, two grandchildren, and a guardian of her four nephews.
Ms. Walters was born in New Jersey and lived in Richmond, Virginia and Charleston, South Carolina before returning to her hometown 10-years ago. She is the President of the Somerset County Federation of Democratic Women, Chairwoman of the Manville Democrats and sits on the Somerset County LGBTQ+ Advisory Board. Her other roles include being a member of the Somerset-Middlesex chapter of NOW and a Steering Committee member for Indivisible Central NJ.
Roberta has been engaged in politics as an activist, supporter, leader, and candidate for most of her adult life. For the last few years, she has served as an elected County Committeeperson (District 5) and in in a variety of roles leading and supporting local, county and state candidates. In 2019 and 2021, Roberta was herself a candidate for local office. She is also a 2019 graduate of Emerge NJ.
A fierce supporter of Reproductive Rights, Roberta works with Planned Parenthood Action Fund of NJ and is the Community Action Team (CAT) Lead for Somerset County and co-lead for Middlesex. This work brings education, activism, and action to a variety of efforts and audiences. Roberta also had the honor of being part of the team who successfully lobbied for the restoration of family planning funding in the budget.
Roberta is employed as a Quality Assurance Manager and has been with her current company for 28 years. An avid animal lover, she has two rescue dogs Bella and Oakley. Roberta is a certified therapy dog handler, and you can find her and her therapy dog Bella leading Read to the Dog programs at local schools and libraries. During her down time, Roberta enjoys NY Giants football, everything Star Trek and playing with her dogs.
Ms. Ceasar is an Artist & Story teller. After attending the Art Institute of Boston @ Leslie College, she started her career in advertising as an Art Director working on Political advertising in Boston. Pat moved to NYC and switched her career to consumer advertising. She created TV ads from behind the camera for Lipton, Lego, J & J, Puerto Rico Tourism etc. Winning an Effie & International Print Ad Awards.
After a decade and a half, Pat decided to become an actor and attended Circle In The Square Theater School. She considers herself a method actor and has had roles on “Orange is the New Black”, “Louie”, “Law & Order SVU”, One Life to Live, Indie films and Improv. She also works nights as a Stand Up Comedian and has appeared at Stand Up New York, Gotham Comedy Club, West Side Comedy Club and Dangerfields among others.
Pat now writes, directs, shoots & edits short films working with a low budget. Recently she started creating Political short films. Her contrasting experience on both high & low budget projects, & both sides of the camera, taught her as a short film maker “If you have a story to tell, you will find a way”.
Her most acclaimed short film, the "Crying F.U. Lady Rap" is the baby she created from the ground up with her bare hands, word for word, set to scene, and looking to get out the truth & get out the vote. Ironically, the opening scene of her tears were seen worldwide the night of the 2016 election & were made fun of for the next 5 years on cable news & the internet.
Pat continues to make political PSA’s including a re-edit of this film for 2020 along with many award winning PSA’s to stop the spread of COVID and collaborative comedies with fellow filmmakers.
Pat's interest in politics was sought after by the New Jersey Federation of Democratic Women where she holds the position of Strategic Communications Director, lending this organization her creative touch.
Pat says she has many more stories she would like to tell. They will hopefully come out one way or another in her acting, comedy or in her filmmaking or her new Comedy Tell the truth Podcast coming mid 2023
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