Ruben Diaz's Press releases

MARCH FOR THE DIGNITY OF IMMIGRANTS

September 28, 2011

For Immediate Release

 

MARCH FOR THE DIGNITY OF IMMIGRANTS

 

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) will join with community and religious leaders and organizations to hold the first Bronx County March for the Dignity of Immigrants on Sunday, October 2, 2011 beginning at 12:00 noon at Westchester Avenue and Third Avenue and proceed to the Bronx Supreme Court Building located on East 161st Street and the Grand Concourse. Thousands are expected to attend.

 

September 28, 2011
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MILES MARCHARAN A FAVOR DE LOS INMIGRANTES

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

28 de Septiembre del 2011

Para Publicacion Inmediata

MILES MARCHARAN A FAVOR DE LOS INMIGRANTES

El Senador Rev. Rubén Diaz informa que miles de personas estarán participando de la primera marcha a favor de los inmigrantes en el Condado del Bronx.

La Marcha denominada “Marcha por la Dignidad del Inmigrante” se llevará a cabo este próximo Domingo 2 de Octubre a las 12:00 pm, comenzando en las Avenidas Westchester y 3ra. En el Condado del Bronx, terminando en las escalinatas de la Corte Suprema en Grand Concourse y 161st Street.

September 28, 2011
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Great Injustices

by New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz

This past week, Troy Davis was executed under Georgia’s death penalty laws. He was convicted in 1989 of shooting Police Officer Mark MacPhail.

Many believe he was wrongfully convicted, and a plea for his clemency was heard from almost a million people worldwide with petitions from Hands Off Cain, Pope Benedict XVI, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Jimmy Carter, William Sessions, Amnesty International and at least 40 members of the US Congress.

A series of court appeals ended with a unanimous decision late Wednesday night by the US Supreme Court refusing to block the execution of the 42-year old Black man.

September 26, 2011
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“Senadores Hispanos De N.Y. Viajan A La Republica Dominicana"

Lo Que Usted Debe Saber Por el Senador Rev. Ruben Diaz

Esta semana, desde el martes 13 hasta el lunes 19, de este mes de Septiembre, estare viajando a la Republica Dominicana, como parte de una delegacion de Senadores Hispanos que iran a Santo Domingo para conducir una serie de talleres y conferencias juntos a representantes y funcionarios del gobierno Dominicano.

El estado de Nueva York tiene 62 Senadores, de los cuales 6 somos Hispanos. Estos sies Senadores componemos lo que se llama el Caucus Hispano Del Senado Newyorkino.

September 12, 2011
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In Memory of 9/11

For Immediate Release

September 8, 2011

In Memory of 9/11

by Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz

There hasn't been a single day in the past 10 years that I haven't thought about the 9/11 terrorist attacks on our country and how it has changed our lives and our world forever.

Like most New Yorkers, it troubles me greatly that Mayor Michael Bloomberg intends to bar first responders and religious leaders from the NYC 10th Anniversary Memorial Ceremony at Ground Zero.

September 8, 2011
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Senator Reverend Diaz, Councilmember Joel Rivera and Community Leader Luis Sepulveda Outraged Over Shooting of Bronx Children

PRESS RELEASE

August 30, 2011

For Immediate Release

Senator Ruben Diaz's Office

 

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx), Councilmember Joel Rivera and Community Leader Luis Sepulveda will hold a press conference with other activists on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 11:30 AM on the corner of East 181st Street and Daly Avenue in The Bronx to express community outrage over gun violence.

August 30, 2011
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to be Honored in San Juan

August 29, 2011

For Immediate Release

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to be Honored in San Juan

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) will be honored at Clamor a Dios on Labor Day, September 5, 2011 at 12:00 noon at at the north entrance of the Capitol building in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Clamor a Dios is an annual event that has been held for decades by Reverend Jorge Raschke, one of Puerto Rico’s most ardent supporters of traditional marriage.

Senator Reverend Diaz stated: “I am deeply humbled to be recognized at the 2011 Clamor a Dios for my efforts to defend marriage. This recognition will invigorate my efforts to keep the marriage issue alive and ultimately let it be decided by New York’s voters.”

August 30, 2011
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DIGNITY FOR THE IMMIGRANTS MARCH

Press Release

August 24, 2011

For Immediate Release

Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

 

DIGNITY FOR THE IMMIGRANTS MARCH

  

Community Leaders, churches, ministers and the community in general are planning to rally on behalf of undocumented immigrants, according to State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz.

August 24, 2011
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Senator Reverend Diaz Celebrates His Fifth Sponsored and Signed Bill of 2011

August 22, 2011

For Immediate Release

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) is happy to announce that Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed the Senator’s fifth sponsored bill into law:

“Last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed my fifth sponsored piece of legislation into law (S.333/A.7007). Although it is easy enough for legislators to submit bills for consideration, it is not always easy for those of us who are not in the Majority to be effective legislators and get our bills passed and signed into law.

I celebrate that five of my sponsored bills have been approved in both the Senate and the Assembly, and signed into law by the Governor during the 2011 Session.

August 22, 2011
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Asks

August 19, 2011

For Immediate Release

 

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) has posed the following question today to his Facebook friends:

Who here thinks that Governor Andrew Cuomo played games with us when he let the Port Authority claim they'd hike the toll fares by $6 and then he could come along and act like a hero saying to only make it a $1.50 increase?

Yes, Governor Andrew Cuomo tried to make us look like fools.

No, Governor Andrew Cuomo is my hero.

August 19, 2011
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El Senador Rubén Díaz hace un llamado a los Ministros del Bronx

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

15 de agosto de 2011

PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA

El Senador Estatal Reverendo Rubén Díaz hace un llamado a los Ministros que asistirán a la reunión con la Senadora Kirsten Gillibrand en el Condado del Bronx y al mismo tiempo les advierte que tengan cuidado y no permitan los utilizen como estrategias de campañas politicas.

August 15, 2011
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SENATOR REVEREND RUBEN DIAZ TO BRONX MINISTERS: BEWARE

August 15, 2011

For Immediate Release

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) has a message for the Bronx Clergy Legislative Counsel: Be careful that you don’t let Senator Kirsten Gillibrand use you tomorrow for an early campaign stump.

“When Senator Kirsten Gillibrand meets with Bronx ministers tomorrow to discuss the unacceptable unemployment rate for our Bronx youth, I hope they ask her to explain her silence when Governor Andrew Cuomo rammed his budget through the legislature costing jobs for our youth, cuts in education for our children, and loss of the home care attendants for our seniors.

August 15, 2011
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Senator Díaz Announces Bills Signed into Law

Senator Díaz Announces Three Bills Signed by Governor Cuomo

Bronx, NY - State Senator Rubén Díaz (SD 32-Bronx) announced that Governor Cuomo signed three of his bills into law yesterday.

“I am very grateful to Governor Cuomo for signing these bills into law,” stated Senator Díaz. “As a result, four of my bills have now become law during this year’s legislative session,” he continued.

The bills signed on August 3, 2011 are:

S.1753/A.544, Chapter 263 which authorizes the State Office for the Aging to review programs addressing the needs of the aging veteran population;

August 4, 2011
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz on the Dissenters

August 3, 2011

For Immediate Release

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-NY) has released the following statement in response to the Debt Ceiling vote:

"After voting ‘no’ on the Debt Ceiling vote, United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has publicly criticized this legislation as an "unbalanced approach” that “did not include new taxes on the wealthiest Americans and the elimination of loopholes benefiting corporations”.

But I never heard her nor any Democrat from New York City (except for Senator Tom Duane and me) criticize Governor Andrew Cuomo for not including a Millionaires Tax in the Governor Cuomo’s Budget that was clearly balanced on the backs of the poor and needy.

August 3, 2011
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New law makes prostitution near a school a felony in New York City

NY DAILY NEWS

New law makes prostitution near a school a felony in New York City

BY Sarah Armaghan

DAILY NEWS WRITER

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 4:00 AM

State Sen. Ruben Diaz held a rally against prostitution near West Farms Schools in January. He called a law making sex work near the school a felony "a big step in protecting our children".

Harsher penalties for selling sex near school grounds are now in place, thanks to legislation authored by a Bronx senator and signed into law by Gov. Cuomo last week.

State Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr. first proposed the bill that will now slap pimps, prostitutes and johns caught plying their illicit trade within 1,000 feet of a school with automatic felony charges.

July 27, 2011
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“ABRAZO DOMINICANO IN NEW YORK” TO HONOR THE BRONX DOMINICAN DAY PARADE AND ITS HONOREES

Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz announces a pre-parade banquet in honor of the Bronx Dominican Day Parade and its honorees.“El Abrazo Dominicano in New York”, which is an annual event and is by invitation only will take place at Maestros Restaurant located at 1703 Bronxdale Avenue, Bronx, New York, on Friday, July 22, 2011 from 8:00 pm to 1:00 am.

July 21, 2011
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DEJEMOS QUE EL PUEBLO DECIDA!

El Senador Estatal Rev. Rubén Díaz esta haciendo un llamado a todos los neoyorquinos a participar en una marcha a favor de “Permitirle al Pueblo que vote a favor ó en contra del matrimonio entre personas del mismo sexo” , Esta marcha se llevará acabo este Domingo 24 de Julio del 2011 a las 3:00 de la tarde frente a las oficina del Gobernador Andrew Cuomo en la ciudad de New York localizada en el 633 3ra. Avenida (esquina Calle 41) y marcharemos hasta las Naciones Unidas.

July 21, 2011
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July 21, 2011
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz: Let the People Vote!

July 19, 2011

For Immediate Release

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) is calling for all New Yorkers to attend the “Stand Up And Be Heard Let the People Vote” Rally on Sunday, July 24, 2011 at 3PM in front of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s New York City office located at 633 Third Avenue near 41st Street and march to the United Nations.

Senator Reverend Diaz issued the following statement:

“This Sunday a thousand people will demonstrate in midtown to let Governor Cuomo and Mayor Bloomberg know that even though the same-sex marriage law was approved by the legislature we will not be silenced!

July 19, 2011
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