FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMARCH 18, 2015SENATOR REV. RUBEN DIAZ AND REV. JOHNNIE GREEN TO LEAD NEARLY 100 MEMBERS OF NEW YORK'S BLACK AND HISPANIC CLERGY URGING STATE TO PASS BOLD CHANGES TO END FAILING SCHOOLS CRISISNew York, NY - State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. and Rev. Dr. Johnnie Green will lead nearly 100 prominent members of New York's Black and Hispanic clergy from the New York Hispanic Clergy Association and Mobilizing Preachers and Communities to gather on the steps of City Hall, Thursday, March 19 at 12:00 PM, urging elected officials in Albany for bold action fixing a statewide crisis that fails close to 800,000 students every year.
What You Should KnowBy State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District(718) 991-3161Congratulations to Eric Schneiderman!You should know that I offer my congratulations to New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman for proposing a ban on outside income for legislators, as was reported in every newspaper today.
What You Should KnowBy State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District(718) 991-3161 Why Steal Their Possibility? You should know that on Wednesday, March 4th, for the second time, more than 10,000 Black and Hispanic children and their parents came to the State Capital to rally in favor of charter schools so they could receive a better education. There was a sea of red t-shirts and red wool caps with the logo DON’T STEAL POSSIBLE. It was an amazing and well organized event!
What You Should KnowBy State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District(718) 991-3161On Friday March 6th, Your Presence Is Important
You should know that this Friday, March 6, 2015 at 9AM, I will be participating in a Breakfast Meeting to deal with some of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s education proposals – especially the Education Investment in Tax Credit – and I am extending an invitation to you to attend.
This Breakfast Meeting will be completely free, and will take place in the St. Athanasius School Gymnasium, located at 830 Southern Boulevard, on the corner of Intervale Avenue, in Bronx County.
Your presence is important! We need to work together.
What You Should KnowBy State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District(718) 991-3161All or NothingYou should know that this year, Governor Andrew Cuomo has linked the DREAM Act and the Education Investment Tax Credit in the same budget bill. If that budget bill passes, everybody wins - and if it doesn’t, then no one wins. It’s a classic "all or nothing" situation.
Senator Rubén Díaz Calls Upon Senate Democrats to Boycott the Budget
Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) has released the following statement:
"After hearing that Governor Andrew Cuomo has invited Senator Jeff Klein, (the Leader of 5 Independent Senate Democrats) to become #4 in the 3-Men-In-The-Room for New York State Budget negotiations - and that Governor Andrew Cuomo has ignored Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, the Leader of the 25 Member Senate Democratic Conference - I am calling on my Democratic colleagues in the Senate to boycott the Budget vote.
OPEN LETTER TO NYCHA CHAIR AND CEO SHOLA OLATOYEFebruary 24, 2015Ms. Shola OlatoyeChair and CEONew York City Housing Authority250 BroadwayNew York, NY, 10007Dear Ms. Olatoye:As the Ranking Member on the New York State Senate Committee on Aging, I write to respectfully call your immediate attention to the ruinous conditions of the NYCHA buildings that house the Castle Hill Senior Center, located at 615 and 625 Castle Hill Avenue in the Bronx. Last night - once again - the pipes in that building burst. Today, in 4° temperatures, my constituents who are seniors at the Castle Hill center and have nowhere else to go - will receive a cold brown bag lunch.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFEBRUARY 24, 2015Senator Rubén Díaz and Hispanic Clergy to hold Fifth Prayer Rally for Rape VictimNew York State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) and the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, will hold a Rally for Justice on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 9:00AM outside the Bronx Criminal Court located at 265 East 161st Street in the Bronx. This Prayer Rally is scheduled to coincide with Wednesday’s Criminal Court appearance of Mr. Nanic Aidasani, who has been charged with second-degree rape against a 64-year old resident at the Manhattanville Rehabilitation & HealthCare Center in Riverdale one year ago. Mr. Aidasani worked at that facility as a licensed practical nurse.
What You Should KnowBy State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District(718) 991-3161"Who Gave This Son of a Bitch His Green Card?"You should know that the immigrant community was insulted and disrespected by actor Sean Penn during last night’s Oscars presentation.
What You Should Know By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District 718-991-3161 Bronx Elected Officials Will Celebrate Black History MonthYou should know that Assembly Members Michael Blake, Luis Sepulveda and Marcos Crespo are joining me to celebrate the “African-American Abrazo” to honor some distinguished members of the African-American community.This “African-American Abrazo” will be celebrated tonight at Maestro’s Caterers located at 1703 Bronxdale Avenue, starting at 7PM.
What You Should Know By State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District (718) 991-3161 Senator Klein and the IDC Have Seen the Light! You should know that on February 10, 2015 the Albany Times Union's Capitol Confidential reporter Matthew Hamilton published an article titled "IDC proposes banning outside incomes for legislators." In this article, Mr. Hamilton reports on a plan released by IDC Leader Senator Jeff Klein on behalf of the IDC (Independent Democratic Conference) that: "would not permit any state lawmaker to earn outside income."
What You Should Know By State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District (718) 991-3161Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins to be Honored at the African-American Abrazo You should know that since 1976 when United States President Gerald Ford declared the month of February as Black History Month, every U.S. President since has followed suit, giving all Americans, elected officials and organizations one full month to host events and activities that recognize distinguished members of the African-American community.
What You Should Know By State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District (718) 991-3161 WHAT ABOUT THE THREE MEN IN A ROOM? You should know that we human beings have mastered the ability to create our own psychological defense mechanisms to point out other people's problems in order to cover up our own. This is the case of our beloved Governor Andrew Cuomo, who just released a 5-point reform plan for New York State's Legislators.
What You Should Know By State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District (718) 991-3161 Another One Of My Bills, Signed By Governor Andrew Cuomo, Becomes Effective You should know that effective February 2, 2015, the Immigrant Assistance Service Enforcement Act has become law in New York State. I sponsored this strong piece of legislation in the Senate to help protect families and individuals in New York from immigration assistance fraud, and Assemblyman Marcos Crespo sponsored it in the Assembly. The bill was signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
What You Should KnowBy State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District(718) 991-3161Since 2009, I Have Been Trying to Prevent ItYou should know that in order to prevent corruption and the temptation of elected officials from earning money from outside of their legislative salaries, back in 2009, which was six years ago, I introduced a piece of legislation, S.3149, which prohibits a member of the legislature from engaging in any outside paid activity during his or her term of office. In other words, the New York State Legislature should be a full-time Legislature. See the attached copy of the bill.
What You Should Know By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District 718-991-3161 It Is Not Important Which Diaz The Governor Mentioned You should know that the name Ruben Diaz was once again pronounced by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo during the State of the State Address on Wednesday, January 21, 2015.
What You Should KnowBy Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District718-991-3161
You should know that during the 2015 State of the State Address and the presentation of the Executive Budget for New York State, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his intentions to visit Mexico accompanied with Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. The Governor made this pronouncement with great fanfare and excitement, using a giant screen to show the three of them wearing Mexican hats with the caption: The 3 Amigos.
LO QUE USTED DEBE SABERPor el Senador Rev. Ruben DiazDistrito 32 Condado del Bronx, New York718-991-3161
Usted debe saber que durante el discurso del Estado y la presentación del presupuesto el Señor Gobernador Andrew Cuomo hizo mención de su intención de viajar en grupo a la Ciudad de Mexico acompañado del Presidente del Senado Dean Skelos y el Portavoz de la Asamblea Sheldon Silver.
Lo interesante del asunto es que al hacer el anuncio del viaje a Mexico, con mucha fanfarria y retratos en una gigante pantalla, mostro retratos de ellos tres vestidos con sombreros mexicanos bajo el titúlo “Los Tres Amigos”.