Ruben Diaz's Press releases

Greetings from Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz as we celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.

January 16, 2015
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Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Should Have a Seat at the Table with the 3 Men in a Room

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. 

January 13, 2015
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My Wishes and Prayers in 2015 for my Friends, Colleagues and Foes

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. 

January 7, 2015
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January 5, 2015
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EL SENADOR RUBÉN DÍAZ INVITA A CELEBRAR LA VISITA DE “LOS TRES REYES MAGOS” PARA LOS NIÑOSE DE LA COMUNIDAD

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2 de Enero del 2015

EL SENADOR RUBÉN DÍAZ INVITA A CELEBRAR LA VISITA DE “LOS TRES REYES MAGOS” PARA LOS NIÑOSE DE LA COMUNIDAD

January 2, 2015
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STATE SENATOR RUBEN DIAZ TO CELEBRATE “THREE KINGS DAY” FOR THE CHILDREN OF OUR COMMUNITY

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January 2, 2015

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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.

January 2, 2015
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¡Wow! El Gobernador Andrew Coumo mencionó mi nombre varias veces en su libro

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.

December 30, 2014
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Wow! Governor Andrew Cuomo Mentioned My Name in His Book!

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.

December 30, 2014
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STATE SENATOR RUBEN DIAZ TO CELEBRATE “THREE KINGS DAY” FOR THE CHILDREN OF OUR COMMUNITY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 29, 2014PRESS RELEASE  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. 

December 29, 2014
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HISPANIC MINISTERS TO LAY A WREATH ON THE PLACE WHERE TWO POLICE OFFICERS WERE EXECUTED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 24, 2014By: Sen. Rev. Rubén DíazHISPANIC MINISTERS TO LAY A WREATH ON THE PLACE WHERE TWO POLICE OFFICERS WERE EXECUTEDThis Thursday, December 25th, at 12 noon, close to fifty Hispanic Evangelical leaders of New York City, will hold a prayer vigil and a wreath laying ceremony on the corner of Tompkins Avenue and Myrtle in Brooklyn, where NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were executed while sitting in their patrol car.

December 24, 2014
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December 22, 2014
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STATE SENATOR RUBEN DIAZ WILL CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IN THE BRONX

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 15, 2014  STATE SENATOR RUBEN DIAZ WILL CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IN THE BRONXBronx, NY - New York State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, together with Mr. Edward Cox, Chairman of the New York State Republican Party, The United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots and The New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, will be celebrating Christmas in The Bronx by giving free toys to needy children.This unique event, for the second year in a row, will take place on Wednesday, December 17th, at 4:00 PM in the Auditorium of I.S. 216 Rafael Hernandez School located at 977 Fox Street (Corner of Westchester and Tiffany), Bronx, New York.

December 15, 2014
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Well, Well, Where Were #11 and #12?

What You Should Know By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District 718-991-3161 Well, Well, Where Were #11 and #12?You should know that Mrs. Gail Badillo, the widow of the late Congressman Herman Badillo is upset and angry because of the lack of respect and reverence from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and some elected officials who did not attend the funeral services for her husband on Sunday, December 7, 2014.

December 10, 2014
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¿DONDE ESTABAN EL NUMERO 11 Y EL NUMERO 12?

LO QUE USTED DEBE SABERPor el Senador Rev. Ruben DiazDistrito 32 Condado del Bronx, New YorkTel. 718-991-3161¿DONDE ESTABAN EL NUMERO 11 Y EL NUMERO 12?Usted debe saber que la Sra. Gail Badillo, esposa del difunto Congresista Herman Badillo, esta que hecha humos, por la falta de respeto, desprecio é irreverencia, del Alcalde de la Ciudad BillDeBlasio y algunos oficiales, al no enseñar la cara y hacer acto de presencia durante el servicio funeral de despedida al primer puertorriqueño en ser Congresista, primer Comisionado, primer Presidente de Condado, primer Vice-Alcalde de la Ciudad y primer hispano en correr 11 veces en el maraton de New York.

December 9, 2014
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¡NO PUEDO RESPIRAR! NO PUEDO RESPIRAR!

LO QUE USTED DEBE SABER

Por el Senador Rev. Ruben Diaz

Distrito 32 Condado del Bronx, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

¡NO PUEDO RESPIRAR! NO PUEDO RESPIRAR!

Usted debe saber que ¡No puedo respirar! ¡No puedo respirar! Fuerón las últimas palabras que por once (11) veces repitiera Mr. Erick Garner antes de sucumbir inconciente, mientras era objeto por parte de policias newyorkinos a un brutal excesesivo uso de fuerza, sometido a un “choke hold” y su cara era brutalmente aplastada por las rodillas de un policia contra la acera a la cual habia sido lanzado.

Es importante que usted sepa varias cosas de sumo interes é importancia durante todo este proceso.

December 8, 2014
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What You Should Know

What You Should Know

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District

718-991-3161

TOO HARD FOR ME TO SWALLOW

You should know that “I can’t breathe” were the last words that Mr. Eric Garner ever pronounced. He said these words eleven times before he fell unconscious while being subject to brutal acts of excessive police force. While Mr. Eric Garner was being subjected to an illegal chokehold, he also had his face crushed into the sidewalk by the knees of a Police Officer.

It is important for you to know some facts surrounding that incident.

December 8, 2014
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Showing our Respect for the Honorable Herman Badillo

What You Should KnowBy Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District718-991-3161Showing our Respect for the Honorable Herman Badillo You should know that on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 11:00 AM there will be a Funeral Service for the repose of the soul of the Honorable Herman Badillo at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home located at 1076 Madison Avenue in New York City. 

December 5, 2014
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Compounding Injustice in Ferguson

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By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District

718-991-3161

Compounding Injustice in Ferguson

You should know that in the wake of the November 24, 2014 Grand Jury ruling that Police Officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted for killing Michael Brown, demonstrations have erupted all over this nation - especially in Ferguson, Missouri.

People are frustrated and hurt and disappointed, and I agree that they have reason to be frustrated, hurt and extremely disappointed. What I cannot agree with is the way people are expressing their frustration.

November 26, 2014
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The Problem with New York City and the Department of Homeless Services

What You Should Know By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District 718-991-3161

The Problem with New York City and the Department of Homeless Services 

You should know that a few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to meet with Commissioner Gilbert Taylor from the Department of Homeless Services (DHS), to discuss a variety of issues that impact the homeless population in the City of New York.  I am very concerned with the lack of transparency on the part of DHS with regards to the disparity and secrecy with which it pays its providers not only in the Bronx but throughout the City.

November 24, 2014
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