Progressive Democrats of Monroe County
We are activist Democrats, working to inform, educate and work for social justice in our community, state and country. To become a member we ask for an annual $10 membership dues.
Meetings held the second Thursday of every month except December Democratic HQ ~ 18 South 9th St, Stroudsburg ~ 7:00 pm. Our Officers:
President Matthew Jacobson
Vice President Louisa Dombloski
Secretary Janet Lintz
Treasurer Matthew Jacobson
For more information please email MCPD@monroepadems.com
News and Events:
On Thursday, March 12, 7pm join the Progressive Democrats at the MCDC office for the first in their Speaker Series The Ongoing Struggle for Civil Rights: From Alabama to Now. The regular meeting will follow this event and discussion.
The Progressive Democrats have planned an upcoming protest on Sunday, September 1st at 2pm at Courthouse Square in Stroudsburg. Now is the Time, Be part of the change. More information on our Facebook event.
On June 1st from 7 to 9 pm at the MCD Office in Stroudsburg we will be screeningMo Rocca's 2018 documentary Electoral Dysfunction, with a discussion following on our electoral process in our country and county. No contribution necessary but are always welcome.You can view the trailer: https://youtu.be/v_6IBnyHY5s
The Progressive Democrats Club meeting is Thursday, May 9 starting at 7:15pm at the MCDC office. We'll be discussing preparations for the upcoming MCD Picnic, Saturday June 22, 2019 from Noon to 4 PM, at the American Legion in East Stroudsburg. We'll also talk about our screening of the documentary "Electoral Dysfunction" on Saturday, June 1st at 7pm at the MCD Office in Stroudsburg.
On Saturday, March 30th the Progressive Democrats will be showing Michael Moore's award winning documentary “Fahrenheit 11/9” at the MCD office. A discussion of the film will follow. Light snacks and beverages served and everyone is welcome.
August 9, 2018 - At the Monroe County Progressive Dems meeting Vice President Louisa Dombloski announced that James Smith has rsigned as President. We discussed this and the only person who agreed to put his name up for President of the club was current Treasurer Matthew Jacobson who was unanimously elected as our new President. Now we need someone to replace Matthew as Treasurer. That will be addressed at next month meeting. Following that we had a lively discussion on the purpose of our club and a number of ideas on what we need to be doing. Our primary fiocus should be to help get Democratic candidates elected, but we also discussed all the progressive issues and things we would like to do. Things like socialservice actions like helping the Young Dems with food drives, road cleanups, etc, sponsoring documentaries with discussions about issues important to everyone, like healthcare, womens rights, LGBTQ equality, and the environment. We also discussed upcoming events in the county we should be involved in. Please come to our net meeting on September 13th at 7pm at the MCD Office in Stroudsburg as we further discuss these opportunities for prgress here in Monroe County.
At our April 12th meeting the Progressive Democrats endorsed the following candidates for the Primary:
Gov Tom Wolf
Nina Ahmad for Lt Governor
Senator Bob Casey
Matt Cartwright in the 8th CD
Greg Edwards in the 7th CD
Tara Probst in the 40th State Senate
John Blake in the 22nd State Senate
Rep. Maureen Madden in the 115th PA House
Adam Rodriguez in the 189th PA House
Claudette Williams in the 176th PA House
At our March 9th meeting we elected new club officers. Congratulations to the new officers of the Monroe County Progressive Democrats - President James Smith, Vice-President Louisa Dombloski, Secretary Christine Mokgadi, Treasurer Matthew Jacobson. We also had a presentation by Mark Dodel on Pennsylvania's online voter registration process.
At the January 12 meeting the following upcoming events were discussed:
January 15, noon, at Court House Square, in Stroudsburg there will be a rally to save our health care. Stand up for our health care benefits, Medicare and Medicaid.
January 15, at 3pm there will be a community meeting sponsored by MoveOn.Org to discuss local resistance. The meeting is at Don's house in East Stroudsburg.
January 20, noon, at Court House Square, in Stroudsburg there will be a protest rally for Inauguration day.
January 21 is the Women's March on Washington. As of now the three buses from Stroudsburg are sold out.
For the April 26th Primary Election the Monroe County Progressive Democrats voted to endorse the following Democratic candidates:
- Bernie Sanders for President of the United States
- Joe Sestak for US Senate
- Michael Molesevich for Congress in the 10th Congressional District
Mike is running a write in campaign as no Democrat is on the ballot for the 10th CD.
- Matt Cartwright for Congress in the 17th Congressional District (unopposed)
- Eugene DePasquale for state auditor (unopposed)
- Josh Shapiro for state attorney general
- Joe Torsella for State Treasurer (unopposed)
- Hector Cintron for State Representative in the 176th District
Hector is running a write in campaign as no Democrat is on the ballot for the 176th State House.
- Dr. Damary Bonilla for State Representative in the 189th District (unopposed)
- Maureen Madden for state representative in the 115th District
February 6 - 7, 2015 - The PA Progressive Summit will be at the Harrisburg Hilton Hotel.
11/13/2014 - At our re-organizational meeting new club officers were elected. Aaron DiDonato was elected President, Louisa Dombloski our new Vice President, Sharon Jens our new Secretary and Mark Dodel remains Treasurer
01/09/2014 - The Monroe County Progressive Democrats had our first meeting of the year. Special guests were Lt Govenor candidate Brad Koplinski, currently a Harrisburg City councilman, and State Committee Young Democrat member Daniel Hartman. Both fielded questions from the attendees about the upcoming elections.
The 2013 PA Progressive Summit occurred in Harrisburg on Friday, March 1 to Saturday March 2. A group of us went and had a great time.
01/17/2013 - The Monroe County Progressive Democrats recently passed a resolution which stands in solidarity with the national movement to oppose Citizens United, supporting others in Pennsylvania who have done the same, and calling on other grassroots organizations, communites and jurisdictions across the Commonwealth to join in this action by passing similar resolutions. http://www.monroepadems.com/mcdp-links