MCD Blog

Blogs are the opinions of the bloggers only, and do not necessarily represent every Democrat or the Monroe County Democrats However, the MCD sponsors this blog to express and share the many ideas within our party.


Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo is Professor Emeritus of Brooklyn College, where he taught Puerto Rican and Latino Studies for more than three decades and directed the program in religious studies.  His doctorate is in Catholic Theology and has served as consultant to several US Catholic bishops.  Author of a dozen books and more than 100 scholarly articles, he has been a frequent contributor to Op-Ed pages, Letters to the Editor in a host of newspapers in the US and abroad, in addition to his featured role as author of the blog “Catholic America” for the Washington Post.  Professor Stevens-Arroyo has spoken before the United Nations and committees of the US Congress on issues of human and civil rights.  He is a community activist whose present energies are directed towards the Latinos and Latinas of Monroe County.

Greg Back is a writer of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and an Artist. His novels include Geode: The Faerie Murders and The Dwindling Book One: Incarnate. You can read  more about his work and view some of his art work on his website. You can also follow him on Facebook.

Jim Burke is currently running for Stroudsburg School Board. Jim has lived in Stroudsburg since 2003. He has taught public school students in nearly every grade level. Jim has taught in Bangor Area School District for the last decade and currently serves as the gifted case manager for the Bangor elementary schools. Prior to becoming a teacher, Jim worked in non-profit management and holds a Masters degree in Public Administration. Jim and his wife, Jessica DePete, have two daughters, Delaney and Lila, in the Stroudsburg schools. Jim envisions a dynamic public education system for all students that provides opportunities to gain the necessary skills to be successful and productive citizens.

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