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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.”
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.
LO QUE USTED DEBE SABERPor el Senador Rev. Ruben DiazDistrito 32 Condado del Bronx, New YorkTel. 718-991-3161LEGISLADORES HISPANOS INVITAN AL QUINTO ABRAZO GARIFUNA EN NEW YORKUsted debe saber que quinientas (500)personas asistirán a la gran celebración del Quinto Abrazo Garifuna en New York, en honor a las contribuciones hechas por la Comunidad Garifuna a la ciudad y el Estado de New York.
31 de Marzo 2015 Para Publicación Inmediata Senador Rev. Ruben Diaz Ministros Hispanos reciben a el Ex-Presidente Hipólito Mejía y José López El Senador Rev. Rubén Díaz y la Organización de Ministros Hispanos de NewYork darán la bienvenida a dos importantes visitas, el ex-presidente de la República Dominicana Hon. Hipólito Mejía y el Sr. José Lopez. Este importante reunión se llevará cabo este Jueves 2 de Abril a las 9:00 am en la Iglesia Cristiana de la Comunidad localizada en 1437 en la Avenida Longfellow (entre las Calles Jennings y Freeman).