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”.
On January 19, 2015, we celebrate the life and legacy of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. I extend warm greetings to my African-American brothers and sisters and to all people of good will who follow Dr. King's example.
On April 4, 1968, Dr. King was taken from us, much too quickly and much too violently. Yet, the manner in which he left us is not what I wish to dwell on as we commemorate his life. Rather, I believe it is important to reflect on the lessons he left us, the lessons of his life and the lessons of his legacy.
What You Should Know By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District 718-991-3161 Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Should Have a Seat at the Table with the 3 Men in a Room You should know that Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins is a bright, well-educated, articulate, intelligent, professional, beloved and highly respected African-American woman who has been elected to serve as the Leader of the Senate Democratic Conference. The experience that Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins has had in her professional and personal life overshadows most other Senators by far.
What You Should Know By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District 718-991-3161 My Wishes and Prayers in 2015 for my Friends, Colleagues and Foes In this first week of the New Year, I would like to express my wishes, prayers and desires for my friends and foes for 2015. You should know that some of my wishes and prayers will be very hard to achieve but nevertheless, there's nothing wrong with dreaming - even if those dreams might never come true. My first wish is for Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver: that they be left alone by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. As I said before, this may be a more difficult prayer to be answered.
STATE SENATOR RUBEN DIAZ TO CELEBRATE “THREE KINGS DAY” FOR THE CHILDREN OF OUR COMMUNITY
On Saturday, January 3rd, 2015, State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, along with Assembly Members Marcos Crespo, Luis Sepulveda and The New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, will be celebrating the visit of the Three Kings to the Bronx. During these activities, children between the ages of 1- 9 years old, will receive a toy and a book bag with school supplies. “Live music and entertainment will also be provided for the children,” stated Senator Díaz.
LO QUE USTED DEBE SABERPor el Senador Rev. Ruben DiazDistrito 32 Condado del Bronx, New York718-991-3161¡Wow! El Gobernador Andrew Coumo mencionó mi nombre varias veces en su libroUsted debe saber que, el Gobernador del Estado de New York Hon. Andrew Coumo, en su libro titulado (“All things possible”) “Todas las cosas posibles”, menciona mi nombre en varias ocaciones.
What You Should Know By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District 718-991-3161 Wow! Governor Andrew Cuomo Mentioned My Name in His Book!You should know that in his book titled "All Things Possible," New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo makes reference to me by name several times.You should know that in his book, Chapter 10 is titled "33." "33" is devoted to the fight to pass same-sex marriage and the struggle to get 33 Senators to vote YES in favor of his promise to the gay community to have New York State legalize same-sex marriage. In "33" the Governor gave me the honor of mentioning me by name on pages 382, 289, 400 and 402.