Ruben Diaz's Press releases

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

Religious Freedom for All

You should know that like many New Yorkers and many Americans, I celebrate Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s efforts to defend religious freedom - especially when there are attempts being made to eliminate the role of religion in politics and public life.

April 9, 2012
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

 

We Are United

You should know that like many Black and Hispanic members of the clergy in New York and throughout the United States, I am exceptionally grateful for the National Organization for Marriage, and for NOM’s President, Brian Brown.

I write this as a Democrat, as a State Senator and as the President of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, which represents tens of thousands of Hispanic and Black Christians.

April 4, 2012
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FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC VISITS THE BRONX

PRESS RELEASE

April 3, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SENATOR REV. RUBEN DIAZ

FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

VISITS THE BRONX

Bronx, NY – The Hon. Hipolito Mejia, Ex-President of the Dominican Republic and now again a candidate for the Presidency of the Republic, in the next presidential election to take place on May 20th of this year in the Republic, will visit the Bronx to participate in a community meeting with Pastors and Elected Officials of the County and city.

April 3, 2012
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EX-PRESIDENTE DOMINICANO VISITARA EL BRONX

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

3 de Abril del 2012

PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA

SENADOR REV. RUBEN DIAZ

EX-PRESIDENTE DOMINICANO VISITARA EL BRONX

Bronx, NY – El Hon. Hipolito Mejia, Ex-Presidente de la República Dominicana y nuevamente candidato a la Presidencia de la República en las proximas elecciones Presidenciales a llevarse a cabo el 20 de Mayo del presente año en la República, visitará el Condado del Bronx para tener un Encuentro Ministerial y Comunal con Pastores y Oficiales Electos del Condado y la Cuidad.

April 3, 2012
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

 

The Second Floor is Calling

You should know that the Office of the New York State Governor is located on the Second Floor of the Capital Building in Albany. Therefore, anything and everything that has to do with the Governor is referred to as coming “from the Second Floor.”

You should also know that there were seven pieces of legislation dealing with the Budget. Independently, each piece of legislation was supposed to be discussed and approved by the majority of the Senators before they could be sent to the Governor to sign into law.

April 2, 2012
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What You Should Know

What You Should Know

By

State Senator Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District

Bronx County

 

What Have New York State Senior Citizens Done to Governor Andrew Cuomo?

What does Governor Andrew Cuomo have against the Senior Citizens of New York State?

March 29, 2012
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What You Should Know

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

BY

STATE SENATOR RUBEN DIAZ

Hunts Point: Here Comes Jeff Klein…Watch Out Gianaris!

You should know that the idea of creating a balanced, independent, powerful, decision making four-amigo group was born in the minds of Senators Carl Kruger and Pedro Espada. They saw the opportunity of creating a powerful, relevant and influential group that everyone would go to in order to get their support and backing. Personal demands, problems and ambitions derailed what was supposed to be an innovation never seen in New York State politics.

You should also know that Senator Jeff Klein took the idea and studied the amigos’ mistakes and personal problems. He then perfected Carl’s and Pedro’s ideas to the fullest.

March 28, 2012
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What You Shoul Know

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

BY

STATE SENATOR RUBEN DIAZ

Hunts Point: Here Comes Jeff Klein…Watch Out Gianaris!

You should know that the idea of creating a balanced, independent, powerful, decision making four-amigo group was born in the minds of Senators Carl Kruger and Pedro Espada. They saw the opportunity of creating a powerful, relevant and influential group that everyone would go to in order to get their support and backing. Personal demands, problems and ambitions derailed what was supposed to be an innovation never seen in New York State politics.

March 28, 2012
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

 

Enough is Enough

You should know that I join with President Obama and Leaders throughout the United States in the growing outrage of the February 26th killing of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed Black youth who lived in Florida.

According to the bare facts, even though George Zimmernam was told not to chase Trayvon Martin, he refused to obey the authorities, and shot and killed the 17-year old.

March 26, 2012
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

 

Gay marriage has backfired on the Democratic Party.

You should know that since Governor Andrew Cuomo pushed for gay marriage in the State of New York and convinced the Democratic Party in the Assembly and the Senate to follow his lead to legalize gay marriage, the Democratic Party in New York City has not won a single victory.

March 23, 2012
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By

State Senator Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District

(718) 991-3161

I am amazed at the double standard used by Governor Andrew Cuomo when he threatened the unions by saying “If you are linking political contributions to a specific vote, you might get a call from the Attorney General, the District Attorney or JCOPE.”

March 21, 2012
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

 

While speaking with State Senator José Peralta from Queens, I learned about a problem in which most of the Hispanic legislature, especially the leaders of Somos, have gotten into with the labor unions in New York State.

As you know, Somos is an activity celebrated every year in Albany and coordinated by the Hispanic legislators in order to create a “Hispanic Agenda in favor of the Hispanic Community.”

March 20, 2012
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

 

Senator Dean Skelos ate all of the candy…..He’s got #63.

In the latest negotiations for the New York State Senate district lines, Senator Dean Skelos has proven himself to be the smartest one of all.

March 19, 2012
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

God Hates Ugly and He is Watching

A few days ago, the New York State Attorney General conducted a press conference to announce that thanks to the good work of his office, he just indicted Mr. Clement Gardner, the chief fiscal officer of the Christian Community Benevolent Association for criminally directing payments to himself.

March 19, 2012
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El Senador Ruben Diaz a Celebrar el Segundo “Abrazo Garifuna en Nueva York”

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

15 de Marzo de 2012

PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA

El Senador Ruben Diaz a Celebrar el

Segundo “Abrazo Garifuna en Nueva York”

Bronx, NY – El Senador Rev. Rubén Díaz, junto al Asambleista Marcos Crespo y el Lider Comunal Luis Sepulveda, celebrará el Segundo “Abrazo Garifuna en Nueva York.” Este evento honrara las contribuciones de la comunidad Garifuna-Americana a la Ciudad de Nueva York.

Esta actividad, solamente por invitación, se llevará acabo hoy Jueves, 15 de Marzo de 2012 en el Restaurante Maestros Caterer’s ubicado en el 1703 Bronxdale Avenue, Bronx, New York de 7:00 pm a 12:00 am.

March 15, 2012
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Senator Ruben Diaz to celebrate the 2nd “Abrazo Garifuna in New York”

PRESS RELEASE

March 15, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Senator Ruben Diaz to celebrate the 2nd “Abrazo Garifuna in New York”

Bronx, NY-Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, in conjunction with New York State Assemblyman Marcos Crespo and Community Leader Mr. Luis Sepulveda, will celebrate the 2nd “Abrazo Garifuna in New York.” This event will honor the contributions of the Garifuna-Americans to the fabric of New York City.

This event, by invitation only, will take place at Maestros Caterer’s located at 1703 Bronxdale Avenue, Bronx, New York, today, Thursday, March 15, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

March 15, 2012
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

 

Serrano v Addabbo – The Battle of the Hair

You should know that here in the New York State Senate, aside from the 62 Senators taking care of the people’s business, voting on the Budget, and proposing pieces of legislation, there is a lot of competition that takes place among the Senators and staff members.

March 14, 2012
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

“Cursed is the one who trusts in man” (Jeremiah 17:5) … “Let God be true, and every man a liar.” (Romans 3:4)

These biblical passages bring to mind the struggle that the New York Dominican community and their leaders have been engaged in for many years in their efforts to be effective in the political landscape of New York City in this great State of New York.

In this fight, the Puerto Rican leaders have been very helpful and have tried to do everything possible to open doors to help Dominicans.

March 13, 2012
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

Americans have a special affection for people who “die with their boots on”. We think of them as folks who never give up, never give in, and keep fighting until the very end.

With the new Congressional district lines yet to be decided, there may be many individuals who will never even get the opportunity to even put their boots on.

March 12, 2012
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THE NEW YORK HISPANIC CLERGY ORGANIZATION TO DONATE VEHICLE TO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

THE NEW YORK HISPANIC CLERGY ORGANIZATION

TO DONATE VEHICLE TO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

The New York Hispanic Clergy Organization chaired by Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz will be donating a vehicle to the Dominican Republic.

This vehicle with a capacity for 20 passengers and equipped with special services for disabled people and wheelchairs, will be sent to the Dominican Foundation for life "FundoVida" which is presided over by the Dominican TV Host, Juan Cruz Triffolio and his wife Eduviges Ureña.

March 7, 2012
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