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‘Voces del Pueblo’ aims to lift voices of Latinx voters in the Poconos

Updated: Oct 17, 2023


STROUDSBURG – National Hispanic Heritage Month may come to a close on Sunday, but concerns held by the Latinx community in the Poconos continue all year.


The Federation of Latinos for the Education and Culture of Hispanic Americans (FLECHA) is sponsoring a public meeting at the Hughes Library Saturday, Oct. 14, to discuss a “Pocono Latino Agenda” ahead of November’s elections.


Monroe County has long been home to a Hispanic and Latinx population, but recent data points to a significant population surge over the past 10 years. According to the 2020 US Census, areas like East Stroudsburg have seen an 84.8% increase in Latinx residents since 2010, the Pocono Record reported.

Expected to be in attendance is Dr. Anthony Stevens-Arroyo, a member of FLECHA and a local activist.


Stevens-Arroyo was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Pennsylvania Latino Convention for the POWER 100 Who's Who in Latino Pennsylvania awards.


Stevens-Arroyo and other awardees “have made significant contributions across industries, shaping our great Commonwealth. Their excellence knows no bounds!” said Norman Bristol, Commonwealth Chief Diversity Officer for the Josh Shapiro Administration.



IF YOU GO


When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, October 14.


Where: The Community Room at Hughes Library, 1002 North 9th Street, Stroudsburg.


More info: For more information about the event, check out the FLECHA Poconos Facebook page, or go to flechapoconos.org.










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