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Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz Condemns Killing of Unarmed Man

Press Release

July 29, 2010

For Immediate Release

Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz Condemns Killing of Unarmed Man

July 29 (Albany, NY) State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz. today condemned the killing of Defarra Gaymon,  in Branch Brook Park, Newark, New Jersey on July 21. Mr. Gaymon was unarmed when he was shot by an Essex County sheriff's detective.

“First, I want to send my condolences to Mr. Gaymon’s wife, four children and other family members on the sudden, tragic and unnecessary death of their loved-one,” said Senator Díaz.

“Second,” continued Senator Díaz, “I must, in no uncertain terms, condemn the killing of an innocent and unarmed man.”

July 29, 2010
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz asks: Where are the Voices of Reform and Accountability Now?

July 24, 2010For Immediate Release

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz asks: Where are the Voices of Reform and Accountability Now?

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) released the following statement regarding the upcoming investigation of New York Congressman Charles Rangel.

"We know from published reports that a House Committee offered a deal but Congressman Rangel refused to admit any wrongdoing. The only news coverage so far has been about Rangel saying more or less: "Bring it on, I am ready" - which is his right. Meanwhile, the New York Democratic Party and its Executive Director Charlie King remain silent.

Where are the voices of reform and accountability now?

July 23, 2010
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STATE SENATOR RUBEN DIAZ TO HONOR THE BRONX DOMINICAN PARADE

 STATE SENATOR RUBEN DIAZ TO HONORTHE BRONX DOMINICAN PARADE

The New York State Senate Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus, presided by Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz,  will be celebrating a pre-parade banquet in honor of the Bronx Dominican Parade.

This event will take place at Maestros Restaurant located at 1703 Bronxdale Avenue, Bronx, New York, on Friday, July 23rd   from 8:00 pm to 1:00 am.

July 22, 2010
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Press Conference Today To Raise Public Awareness & Offer A Reward For The Capture Of The Individual Who Raped A 79 Year-Old Woman

Date:        Thursday July 22, 2010 at 12 noonLocation: 1400 Benson Street, The Bronx, New York 10462                 (Near Westchester Square)Contact:   Franck LaBoy Cellular 718-213-1959

New York State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. will join State Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr., Chair of the State Senate's Committee on Aging at a press conference to be held in front of 1400 Benson Street in The Bronx, on Thursday July 22, 2010 at 12 noon.

July 22, 2010
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Ms. Rosana Rosado: We Deserve an Apology

July 21, 2010For Immediate Release

Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz to Ms. Rosana Rosado: We Deserve an Apology

In a statement released today, New York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) celebrated the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board for its column titled: " The Spy Who Wasn't Russian, El Diario's leading lady" which appeared in the July 20th edition. Senator Díaz also joins the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board's demand for an apology for El Diario's readers.

July 21, 2010
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Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz Outraged by News of Sexual Assault Against Elderly Bronx Senior

JULY 19, 2010FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz Outraged by News of Sexual Assault Against Elderly Bronx Senior 

As Chair of the New York State Senate Aging Committee, Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) issued the following statement today after hearing a report that a 79-year old senior citizen woman was stripped naked, beaten up and raped at 1400 Benson Street in The Bronx: “It is sickening to hear today’s report about the assault, beating and forcible rape of an elderly Bronx woman.  Whoever committed this crime must be arrested immediately and imprisoned. 

July 19, 2010
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Democrat Leadership: Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!

For Immediate ReleaseJuly 13, 2010

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Democrat Leadership: Gentlemen,

Start Your Engines!

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) issued the following statement in response to reports of Senator Eric Schneiderman’s hit and run incident earlier this evening. Senator Schneiderman’s staff member/driver was Rachel Kagan, the niece of US Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.

July 14, 2010
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Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz Has a Few Questions for El Diario

Press ReleaseFor Immediate ReleaseJuly 12, 2009

Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz Has a Few Questions for El Diario New York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz issued the following statement regarding the recent FBI arrest of Vicky Peláez, columnist of El Diario / La Prensa. Ms Peláez has plead guilty of being a Russian spy.

“I’d like to point out the obvious double standard practiced by New York’s most popular Spanish-language newspaper, El Diario / La Prensa in their reporting of Vicky Peláez, a 22-year employee who plead guilty after being arrested by the FBI for being a Russian spy.

July 12, 2010
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Senator Rubén Díaz Warns Seniors About Medicare Rebate Scam

PRESS RELEASEJuly 9, 2010FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Senator Rubén Díaz Warns Seniors About Medicare Rebate Scam

Bronx, NY - State Senator Rubén Díaz, Sr., Chairperson of the New York State Senate Committee on Aging today urged senior citizens to be aware about a potential Medicare Part D Rebate scam.

“I want to urge seniors throughout New York State to never, under any circumstances provide personal information - Social Security number, checking account number, or Medicaid number - to anyone over the phone,” stated Senator Díaz.

July 9, 2010
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New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Questions Selective Prosecution of New York State Democratic Party

JULY 5, 2010FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: SENATOR REV. DÍAZ

 

New York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz Questions Selective Prosecution of  New York State Democratic Party

Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz, Chairman of the New York State Senate Puerto Rican/Latino Caucus, issued the following statement in response to media reports that the State Democratic Party is attempting to oust New York State Senator Pedro Espada.

July 6, 2010
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Letter to Mayor Bloomberg

Please click on the attached "PDF link" to view the full letter to Mayor Bloomberg regarding the closure of senior centers.

June 25, 2010
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Statement by Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, Sr.

June 23, 2010

For Immediate Release

Statement by Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, Sr.

“Let me set the record straight once and for all.

“Senator Kevin Parker’s use of obscene language directed toward me did not take place ‘member to member’ as he claimed.

“It happened in the Senate Chambers, publicly in full view of other Senators and several Senate staff.

“First Kevin Parker used an obscenity and then he accused me of being a liar when he suggested that the conversation took place only between the two of us.

June 23, 2010
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Senator Rubén Díaz Applauds Restoration of Student Metro Cards

June 18, 2010

For Immediate Release

Senator Rubén Díaz Applauds Restoration of Student Metro Cards

Albany, NY  State Senator Rubén Díaz, Sr. today applauded the restoration of the student Metro Cards.

“I am happy that an agreement has been reached that resulted in the restoration of the student Metro Cards,” stated Senator Díaz.

June 18, 2010
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Senator Díaz Announces Better Access Better Care Legislative Package

June 16, 2010

For Immediate Release

Senator Díaz Announces Unanimous Passage of  Legislative Package

Albany, NY   State Senator Rubén Díaz, Sr., Chairman of the New York State Senate Committee on Aging announced today that the New York State Senate unanimously passed five bills that he sponsors.

June 16, 2010
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Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz and Luis Sepulveda, Esq. to MTA: Don’t Leave Our Constituents Stranded!

PRESS RELEASEJUNE 10, 2010FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz and Luis Sepulveda, Esq. to MTA: Don’t Leave Our Constituents Stranded!

New York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx), Luis Sepulveda, Esq.  will join the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization and Bronx bus riders for a demonstration on Friday, June 11, 2010 at 7:30 AM at the Hugh J. Grant Circle in the Bronx to protest the MTA’s plans to eliminate the Bx 14 bus line.

June 10, 2010
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New York State Senate to Honor The National Puerto Rican Parade and The Mayors of Puerto Rico

PRESS RELEASEJune 8, 2010FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New York State Senate to Honor The National Puerto Rican Parade and The Mayors of Puerto Rico

The New York State Senate Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus, presided by Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, Sr., will be celebrating a pre-parade banquet in honor of the National Puerto Rican Parade and the Mayors of Puerto Rico.

June 8, 2010
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Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz along with the Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz, Jr. And Assemblyman Marcos Crespo to Honor Distinguished Women in the Bronx

June 2, 2010For Immediate Release

Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz along with the Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz, Jr. And Assemblyman Marcos Crespo to Honor Distinguished Women in the Bronx

Bronx, NY State Senator Rubén Díaz, Sr. along with Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz, Jr. and Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, in conjunction with the NAACP Parkchester Branch, will honor six distinguished women for their achievements and contributions to their communities in the Bronx.

June 2, 2010
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Hispanics Ignored Once Again

PRESS RELEASEMay 27, 2010FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Hispanics Ignored Once Again

I am glad to hear that our future Governor, Andrew Cuomo has called Rev. Al Sharpton to apologize for not choosing a person of color on his ballot for Governor.

May 27, 2010
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Senator Rubén Díaz Statement Regarding

May 26, 2010

For Immediate Release

Senator Rubén Díaz Statement Regarding Choice for Lieutenant Governor

“I want to offer my congratulations to Mayor Robert Duffy on being chosen by Andrew Cuomo as his running mate.

May 26, 2010
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