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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz To Hold Meeting About Police Shooting Of Fermin Arzu

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) and the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization will be meeting on Thursday, May 24, 2007 at 10:00 AM at the Christian Community Neighborhood Church located at 1437 Longfellow Avenue between Jennings and Freeman Avenue in The Bronx to discuss the recent shooting of Mr. Fermin Arzu.  “My heartfelt condolences go out to Mr. Arzu’s fiancée, his children, his family and his friends,” said Senator Rev. Diaz.  Mr.

May 21, 2007

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Calls For Hispanic Elected Officials Not To Attend Monday’s Meeting With Hillary Clinton

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) is calling on Hispanic elected officials in Albany and throughout New York State not to attend Monday’s scheduled meeting with Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton where she expects to gain the endorsement of Governor Eliot Spitzer and all of New York State Democratic leaders.

May 12, 2007

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Disappointed With Senate Democrats

New York State Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) is disappointed that his colleagues in the Senate plan to gather today to criticize the recent ruling of the United States Supreme Court which outlaws the gruesome practice of partial-birth abortion."Even though I am Member of the Democratic Conference, on this issue today, this Conference is not representing me and many other Democrats who are opposed to partial-birth abortion," stated Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz.

May 8, 2007

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz And Cuny Citizenship And Immigration Project To Host Citizenship Now Immigration Assistance Day

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) and the CUNY Citizenship and Immigration Project will host a CITIZENSHIP NOW! Immigration Assistance Day event on Saturday, May 12, 2007 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Hostos Community College’s Multi-Purpose Room (Second Floor), located at 120 East 149th Street (at Walton Avenue) in The Bronx, New York Immigrants requesting assistance are urged to attend in order to avoid the scheduled fee increase, and will be offered free passport photos with their applications.

May 7, 2007

Senator Rev. Diaz Joins Protest Of Local Restaurant To Demand Respect For The Community

In response to a community outcry, New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) will join with Mount Zion CME Church member Mr. Wayne Jones, ministers and community leaders at a press conference to protest the Great Wall Restaurant located at 1533 Watson Avenue in The Bronx on Thursday, May 3, 2007 at 12:00 noon."I cannot understand how a local restaurant can refuse pennies – which are US legal currency – as payment for food," said Senator Rev. Diaz.

May 2, 2007

Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz Announces Special NYC Transit Bus Service To Universoul Circus

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D- Bronx) is happy to announce that his request for special event bus service for people traveling to the Universoul Circus at Orchard Beach between May 15th and May 20th has been approved by the MTA NYC Transit’s Division of Operations Planning.

A letter to Senator Rev. Diaz from MTA President Howard H. Roberts, Jr. stated: “We are happy to inform you that the New York City Transit will provide “special event” bus service to Orchard Beach to accommodate the customers who will be attending the Universoul Circus.”

April 30, 2007

New York State Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz Rejects Governor’s Intention To Legalize Gay Marriage

New York State Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) opposes New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer’s bill to legitimize gay marriage in New York State, something the Governor considers to be a "simple moral imperative".

"This is a slap in the face to the millions of New Yorkers who support the moral, legal and traditional definition of marriage as between man and woman," Senator Diaz stated. "In the minds of millions of New Yorkers, legalizing gay marriage is against our religious beliefs."

April 27, 2007

NYS Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz To Participate In Massive Demonstration

On Saturday, April 28 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM, New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) will rally against abortion and same-sex marriage on the steps of City Hall in Elizabeth, New Jersey, located at 50 Winfield Scott Plaza.

The demonstration will include members of the New York Hispanic Clergy Coalition, Evangelical Christians and other Americans who pledge to build momentum to organize religious leaders and people of faith to City Halls throughout the tri-state area and raise their voices on pro-life and pro-family matters.

April 27, 2007

Presidential Candidates Ignore The Hispanic Vote

During this Presidential campaign cycle, candidates from the Minority and Majority Parties seem to be ignoring the Hispanic community and the Hispanic vote.  With some very exciting primaries in place, why does it appear that the Hispanics are being ignored?  Since Barack Obama entered the democratic primary, a lot of energy from both parties has gone to reaching out to the Black vote – which is good because it shows that the Black vote can no longer be taken for granted.  What about us?It’s time for the Hispanic leadership to fol

April 20, 2007

Germany Consul General Reaches Out To Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz

This morning, New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) received a letter of thanks from the Consul General of Germany. The letter, written by Dr. Hans-Jürgen Heimsoeth, condemns a recent incident of a German Army instructor ordered a soldier to imagine himself facing hostile Blacks from The Bronx while firing his machine gun. The soldier has been dismissed, lost his rank and salary.According to the letter, "It contradicts the training standards of the German Army.

April 19, 2007

Senator Diaz Applauds Supreme Court Decision On Abortion Ban

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) expressed his deep appreciation for the prudence and the wisdom of the United States Supreme Court.

April 18, 2007

Senator Rev. Diaz To Encourage Summer Youth Jobs

On Monday, April 9, 2007 at 2PM, New York State Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) will join with NYS Assemblyman Ruben Diaz, Jr., and NYC Department of Youth and Community Development Commissioner Jeanne B. Mullgrav at the Phipps Technology Center to announce computer availability for online Summer Youth Employment Program applications.

April 9, 2007
March 29, 2007

Magassa & Soumare Family Fund

If anyone would like to send donations to benefit the families of last Wednesday’s tragic fire in the Bronx, they have set up a fund:Magassa& Soumare Family Fundc/o Islamic Cultural Center371 East 166th StreetBronx, NY 10456Tel: (718) 293-5323Fax: (718) 992-8537

March 9, 2007

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Continues To Improve The Lives Of New York’s Elderly

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) has introduced two Senate Bills - S3167 and S3170 - which have been voted out of the Senate Aging Committee today and will hopefully be approved by the Senate this session.

March 6, 2007

NYS Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz And Hispanic Clergy To Discuss Mobile Ultrasound Unit

On Thursday, March 1, 2007 at 10:00 AM, New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (-D-Bronx) of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, will meet with Evangelical Ministers and Expectant Mother Care representatives to discuss the success of the Free Mobile Pro-Life Ultrasound Unit for pregnant Bronx women. The meeting will take place at 910 East 172nd Street – 2nd Floor – on the corner of Southern Boulevard and East 172nd Street.

March 1, 2007

Albany Workshop To Welcome Hundreds Of Bronx Students

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) is proud to announce that hundreds of middle school and high school students from his District will travel to Albany on Saturday, February 17, 2007 to attend a workshop at the New York State Black and Puerto Rican Legislators Caucus. The workshop, From Arrest to Lockup --- The Rise of Young Women in the Juvenile Justice System, has been organized by New York State Assemblyman Ruben Diaz, Jr. and Ms. Camella Pinkney-Price, Chief of Staff for Senator Rev. Diaz.

February 13, 2007

Fix City's Flawed School System Once And For All

"Here we go again!" is the usual reaction of many parents and community leaders to Mayor Bloomberg's plan to restructure the city's flawed public school system yet one more time.

On Feb. 8, state Sen. Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) - not one to mince words - wrote the mayor an open letter expressing his concerns. He had this to say to the Daily News:

"I supported him and his education plans," Diaz said, remembering that he had gone against his party and backed the election of Bloomberg, a Republican, in 2001.

February 12, 2007

Open Letter To NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Honorable Michael BloombergNew York City Mayor City HallNew York, New York 10007

Dear Mr. Mayor:

I write this letter to ask for the resignation of Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott and School Chancellor Joel Klein.

February 8, 2007

NYS Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz Supports The Inclusion Of A NYS Legislator As A Candidate For NYS Comptroller

State Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz strongly believes that one of the many members of the legislature who applied and were interviewed should have been included among the remaining candidates to fill the position of NYS Comptroller. "Their integrity, honesty and experience qualified any of them for the position of Comptroller," said Senator Diaz.

January 29, 2007
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