Ruben Diaz's Press releases

Thursday Press Conference at 1PM: New York Elected Officials to Announce Agreement with Taxi Limousine Commission for Taxi Drivers

What You Should Know By Senator Rev Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District 718-991-3161Thursday Press Conference at 1PM: New York Elected Officials to Announce Agreement with Taxi Limousine Commission for Taxi DriversYou should know that on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 1:00PM, there will be a press conference with elected officials and leaders from the taxi industry at the KISS Car Service, located at 2774 Webster Avenue, between East 197th and 198th Streets in Bronx County.

May 20, 2015
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OFICIALES ELECTOS DE LIDERES DE LA INDUSTRIA DE LOS TAXIS ANUNCIARAN ACUERDO CON LA COMISION DE TAXI Y LIMOSINA

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA20 de Mayo del 2015Para Inmediata PublicaciónSenador Rev. Rubén DíazOFICIALES ELECTOS DE LIDERES DE LA INDUSTRIA DE LOS TAXIS ANUNCIARAN ACUERDO CON LA COMISION DE TAXI Y LIMOSINAUsted debe saber que este Jueves Mayo 21 a la 1:00 de la tarde en Kiss Car Service localizada a el 2774 Webster Avenue (entre 198 & 199), se llevará a cabo una Conferencia de Prensa entre Oficiales Electos y representantes de la Industria de Taxis.Esta Conferencia de Prensa es para anunciar un acuerdo que los Oficiales Electos han obtenido de parte de la Comisionada Meera Joshi para aliviar la opresión financiera en multas que los choferes han venido siendo sometidos.

May 20, 2015
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SENADO APRUEBA PIEZA DE LEY SOMETIDA POR EL SENADOR REV. RUBEN DIAZ

LO QUE USTED DEBE SABER Por el Senador Rev. Ruben DiazDistrito 32 Condado del Bronx, New YorkTel. 718-991-3161SENADO APRUEBA PIEZA DE LEY SOMETIDA POR EL SENADOR REV. RUBEN DIAZEl Senado de New York, acaba de aprobar por una votación unanime de 62 votos a favor, 0 en contra la pieza de Ley #S165 sometida por el Senador Rev. Ruben Diaz.Esta legislación, que, de ser firmada por el gobernador, oedenara que todo el dinero obtenido por la venta de la loteria no pueda ser usado en otras cosas que no sea educación.

May 20, 2015
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Senator Ruben Diaz’s Education Bill S165 Passes Unanimously

What You Should Know By Senator Rev Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District 718-991-3161 Senator Ruben Diaz’s Education Bill S165 Passes Unanimously You should know that on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, New York State Senate Bill 165 that I sponsored passed unanimously 62- 0. This bill prohibits the use of lottery funds for any purpose other than education and prohibits co-mingling with funds for other purposes. You should also know that I hope and pray that this legislation will become law and ease some of the financial burdens that New York families face as they fight for their children’s educational needs.

May 20, 2015
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Comptroller Scott Stringer Should Learn about Tolerance from Governor Andrew Cuomo

What You Should KnowBy Senator Rev Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District718-991-3161Comptroller Scott Stringer Should Learn about Tolerance from Governor Andrew Cuomo You should know that the equal employment opportunity laws of the State and City of New York mandate than an employer cannot discriminate in hiring because of sex, color, race, nationality, religion, sexual preference, etc., etc.

May 18, 2015
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How Carl Heastie and John Flanagan are being Treated Differently

What You Should KnowBy Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District718-991-3161 How Carl Heastie and John Flanagan are being Treated Differently You should know that the changing of the guard has been something very usual and common in the New York State Legislature. Since 2009 when Senators Pedro Espada, Jr. and Hiram Monserrate organized and orchestrated the famous coup, instability, corruption and changing of leadership has become the topic of the day.

May 12, 2015
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Dean Skelos, Sheldon Silver, et al, and the J51 and 421a Tax Break

What You Should KnowBy Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District718-991-3161Dean Skelos, Sheldon Silver, et al, and the J51 and 421a Tax Break You should know that with all of the media focus on Senator Dean Skelos and Assemblyman Sheldon Silver, the J-51 tax break and the 421-a tax benefit have become hot topics, and they will get even hotter as their sunset date in June approaches.

May 11, 2015
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Statement against violence by Senator Rubén Díaz

Statement against violence by Senator Rubén Díaz“I was outraged to watch the video on the news showing a vicious attack on a gay couple in a restaurant in Chelsea. Please join me and the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization to pray for an end to all of the violence that has permeated our city. Please join us to pray for an end to savage behavior against gay couples, straight couples, New York City Police Officers, Correction Officers, children, elderly, vulnerable people, and everyone who is a victim of violence. We are all human beings and should learn to disagree without violence.”

May 7, 2015
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To A Man Who Stands for Principle

What You Should Know By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District 718-991-3161 To A Man Who Stands for PrincipleYou should know that on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, I was invited by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo to join other Senate colleagues for a breakfast at the Governor’s Mansion in Albany, New York.  Along with Governor Andrew Cuomo, his Chief of Staff, Joe Percoco, his Counsel Alphonso David, and his Budget Director Mary Beth Labate, there were Senators Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Liz Krueger, Marcos Serrano, Gustavo Rivera, Adriano Espaillat, Brad Hoylman, and Daniel Squadron.

May 7, 2015
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Place Your Bets on Jeff Klein

What You Should KnowBy Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District718-991-3161 Place Your Bets on Jeff KleinYou should know that with all of the recent news that New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos is expected to be arrested this week, there is a lot of speculation about who the next Senate Majority Leader will be.  Here in Albany, bets are being placed and New York State’s Capital has become nothing short of a gaming parlor.  People are talking about and guessing who their favorite candidate is and who they wish would be the next Majority Leader. This is if and when Dean Skelos gets indicted and then resigns as Senate Leader. 

May 4, 2015
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Hispanic Clergy to Protest Con Edison’s Abusive Acts

What You Should KnowBy Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District718-991-3161Hispanic Clergy to Protest Con Edison’s Abusive ActsYou should know that together with Pastor Ricardo Guzman and the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, I will be holding a press conference on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 12:00 noon in front of the Iglesia Pentecostal Jehova Shalom located at 1729 Boston Road on the corner of East 174th Street in the Bronx to denounce the discriminatory and abusive acts committed by Con Edison against Black and Hispanic businesses and homeowners.

April 28, 2015
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MINISTROS HISPANOS PROTESTARAN POR ACTOS ABUSIVOS DE CON EDISON

LO QUE USTED DEBE SABERPor el Senador Rev. Ruben DiazDistrito 32 Condado del Bronx, New YorkTel. 718-991-3161MINISTROS HISPANOS PROTESTARAN POR ACTOS ABUSIVOS DE CON EDISONUsted debe saber que junto al Pastor Ricardo Guzman y la Organización de Ministros Hispanos de New York, estaré llevando a cabo una Conferencia de Prensa este Jueves 30 de Abril a las 12:00 p.m. frente a la Iglesia Pentecostal Jehova Shalom localizada en el 1729 Boston  Road  y la Calle 174 en el Bronx.Durante esta Conferencia de Prensa estaremos dando a conocer actos abusivos de parte de Con Edison contra negocios y propietarios de viviendas hispanos y afroamericanos.

April 28, 2015
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Press Conference to Follow Immediately After New York City Taxi and Limousine Commissioner's Meeting with Hispanic Elected Officials in the Bronx

What You Should KnowBy Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District718-991-3161Press Conference to Follow Immediately After New York City Taxi and Limousine Commissioner's Meeting with Hispanic Elected Officials in the BronxYou should know that on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 12:00 noon, a press conference will follow immediately after the meeting between Taxi and Limousine Commissioner Meera Joshi and Bronx elected officials at Senator Ruben Diaz's District Office located at 900 Rogers Place in the Bronx.The purpose of this meeting is to discuss problems facing the taxi’s non-medallion industry and its drivers.

April 24, 2015
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New York City Taxi and Limousine Commissioner to Meet with Hispanic Elected Officials in the Bronx

What You Should KnowBy State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District(718) 991-3161New York City Taxi and Limousine Commissioner to Meet with Hispanic Elected Officials in the BronxYou should know that this Friday, April 24, 2015 at 12:00 noon the Honorable Meera Joshi, Commissioner of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission will be visiting my District Office, located at 900 Rogers Place in Bronx County, for an exclusive meeting with some elected officials to discuss problems facing the taxi’s non-medallion industry and its drivers.

April 22, 2015
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RUMBO A WASHINGTON, D.C. CON 117 AUTOBUSES

LO QUE USTED DEBE SABERPor el Senador Rev. Ruben DiazDistrito 32 Condado del Bronx, New YorkTel. 718-991-3161RUMBO A WASHINGTON, D.C. CON 117 AUTOBUSESUsted debe saber que este proximo Sabado 25 de Abril a las 6:00 am más de 6,000 personas  saldremos  para Washington D.C. en 117 autobuses de 55 pasajeros cada uno.

April 20, 2015
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Back to Washington, D.C. on 117 Buses

What You Should KnowBy State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District(718) 991-3161Back to Washington, D.C. on 117 BusesYou should know that this coming Saturday, April 25th, 117 buses will take more than 6,000 people to Washington, D.C. These buses are being donated by the National Organization for Marriage, led by my friend, Brian Brown.

April 20, 2015
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New York Hispanic Clergy Organization's Annual Banquet

What You Should KnowBy State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District(718) 991-3161New York Hispanic Clergy Organization's Annual BanquetYou should know that the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization will celebrate its 27th Annual Banquet this coming Saturday, April 18, 2015 starting with a Buffet Hour at 12:00 noon at Maestro’s Caterers, located at 1703 Bronxdale Avenue in Bronx County.You should also know that more than 800 ministers, dignitaries and guests will gather to recognize the work of four members of the clergy who have distinguished themselves for their commitment, dedication and service to their community.

April 14, 2015
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BANQUETE ANUAL DE LA ORGANIZACION DE MINISTROS HISPANOS DE NEW YORK

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA14 DE MARZO DEL 2015BANQUETE ANUAL DE LA ORGANIZACION DE MINISTROS HISPANOS DE NEW YORKUsted debe saber que, este fin de semana, la Iglesia Evangelica de la Ciudad de New York y el pueblo Cristiano se visten de Gala en la Celebración del Vigesimo Septimo Banquete Anual de La Organización de Ministros Hispanos de New York.Usted tambien debe saber, que entre la cantidad de dignatarios que han confirmado su asistencia, se encuentran el Contralor del Estado de New York, Thomas Dinapoli, el Congresista Charles Rangel, Presidente del Condado Ruben Diaz, Jr., el Presidente del Partido Demócrata en el Bronx y Asambleista Marcos A. Crespo, y los Asambleistas Luis Sepulveda y Michael Blake. 

April 14, 2015
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Introduces Ariel's Law

April 9, 2015For Immediate ReleaseSenator Reverend Ruben Diaz Introduces Ariel's LawNew York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) has introduced legislation to close the loophole in municipal law to protect the public and hold municipalities liable when the employees are negligent in performing their duties causing injury or wrongful death.Senator Diaz stated: “I hope that my colleagues in the Senate and the Assembly see the importance of this piece of legislation and will join me in doing away with these technicalities that hurt our families and our community.”

April 9, 2015
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Diaz Team Announces the Fifth Abrazo Garifuna

What You Should KnowBy State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District (718) 991-3161 Diaz Team Announces the Fifth Abrazo GarifunaYou should know that the Diaz Team is comprised of New York State Senator Rubén Díaz, along with Assemblymembers Marcos Crespo, Luis Sepulveda and Michael Blake – and we are announcing that this Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 7pm there will be more than 500 people attending the Fifth Abrazo Garifuna in New York Celebration at Maestro's Caterers located at 1703 Bronxdale Avenue.

April 7, 2015
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