Michael Arney

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Michael Arney

Michael Arney was born and raised in Peoria, Illinois, but moved to New York when he was a young adult. First a public school teacher and now a proofreader, he volunteers at his children’s schools, donates platelets, and is a member of the Bronx Progressives, his local affiliate to Our Revolution.

Communist Party reformer

In 1991 Mike Arney, New York was one of several hundred Communist Party USA members[1]to sign the a paper "An initiative to Unite and Renew the Party"-most signatories left the Party after the December 1991 conference to found Committees of Correspondence.

2011 Better World Awards banquet

Local People's World readers and contributors held their annual Better World Awards banquet May 29, focusing on the fight for quality public education.

Pioneering civil rights activist Dorothy Burnham was warmly received with a standing ovation after she received her award. At 96 years old, the program was not long enough to mention all her life's work, which began in the 1930s with the American Student Union and continued in the 1940s with the Southern Negro Youth Congress in Birmingham. She has long been active in women's and peace organizations, and is currently she is president of the Louis Burnham Awards Fund.

Awards were also given to Bronx Parent Association leader Michael Arney and Bob Greenberg, co-chair of the United Federation of Teachers Social and Economic Justice Committee.[2]

Party member


Michael Arney is a member of the Communist Party USA.


  1. Initiative to Unite and Renew the Party (in formation)document Dec 1, 1991
  2. PW People’s World hosts awards banquet in New York, Gabe Falsetta June 2 2011