Ruben Diaz's Press releases

The Truth About Genocide

For Immediate Release

February 23, 2011

The Truth about Genocideby New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz

February 23, 2011
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Asks: "Who Authorized $376,464?"

For Immediate ReleaseFebruary 21, 2011

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Asks: "Who Authorized $376,464?"

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) issued the following statement after release of a report that his colleagues in the Senate spent in $376,464 in legal fees to oust Hiram Monserrate from office last year.

February 22, 2011
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Senator Rubén Díaz Insists upon Accountability for Theft by the “Politically Correct”

For Immediate ReleaseFebruary 15, 2011

Senator Rubén Díaz Insists upon Accountability for Theft by the “Politically Correct”

February 16, 2011
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Press Advisory/Aviso de Prensa: Soundview Healthcare Network Press Conference

Press Advisory

11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 10, 2011

from… Soundview Healthcare Network

WHAT:

State Senator Rubén Díaz, Sr., Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, Bishop Fernando Rodriguez, president of the Latin American Chaplains Association, Pedro Espada, Jr., patients, clergy and civic leaders, other elected officials, and medical staff and health vendors will hold a unity press conference and rally in support of the Soundview Healthcare Network, emphasizing the importance of the network’s four medical facilities to the health care of tens of thousands of Bronx residents, families, children and senior citizens.

WHERE: Soundview Health Center, 731 White Plains Road, Bronx, NY

WHEN: 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 10, 2011

February 9, 2011
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Senator Diaz to Governor Cuomo: Your Lieutenant Governor is Getting Stripped of Power!

February 3, 2011

For Immediate Release

Senator Diaz to Governor Cuomo: Your Lieutenant Governor is Getting Stripped of Power!

New York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) released the following statement today in response to legislation introduced today by Senate Republicans and supported by five Democrats that would remove a constitutional provision that the lieutenant governor shall act as governor when the governor leaves the state:

“I am surprised that Governor Andrew Cuomo is sitting idle while the Senate Republicans - along with the help of five Senate Democrats – continue to strip the Lieutenant Governor of his constitutional powers.

February 4, 2011
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Coalition of Latin American Consulates of New York to Visit the Borough of the Bronx

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

February 3, 2011

Coalition of Latin American Consulates of New York to Visit the Borough of the Bronx

The Coalition of Latin American Consulates of New York has accepted an invitation from State Sen. Rev. Rubén Díaz, Chair of The New York State Senate Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus to visit the Bronx.

February 3, 2011
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COALICIÓN DE CONSULES LATINOAMERICANOS VISITAN EL CONDADO DEL BRONX

 3 de Febrero del 2011

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

Para Publicación Inmediata

 

COALICIÓN DE CONSULES LATINOAMERICANOS VISITAN

 

La Coalición Latinoamericana de Consules en New York (CLACNY) visitará el Condado del Bronx a invitación del Senador Rev. Rubén Díaz Presidente de el Caucus de Senadores Hispanos del Estado de New York.

February 3, 2011
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Pass KEEP Legislation Now!

PRESS RELEASE

JANUARY 31st

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Pass KEEP Legislation Now!

Albany, NY- State Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr. today called on the Legislature to pass the Keep Excellent and Effective Professionals in the classroom (KEEP) Act (S.95), which would ensure that the City’s most effective teachers are not laid off in the event of massive budget cuts as is widely anticipated.

January 31, 2011
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When Will We Hear from Our Democratic Leaders about Those Senators

by New York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz

Two years ago, Senators Hiram Monserrate, Pedro Espada, Carl Kruger and I formed a group that we called the Four Amigos. We met frequently – not in secret- all believing in transparency in government. We discussed how, as Democrats serving in the Senate Majority, we could initiate much needed change in the Senate to help our constituents. As Senators representing areas with growing Hispanic populations, we knew that our mission was long overdue.

January 26, 2011
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Senator Díaz Calls for Complete Transparency in Ethics Legislation

Albany, NY – State Senator Rubén Díaz today called for complete transparency in any ethics legislation that the Senate and Assembly may consider during the current session.

“When the last ethics bill was considered by the Senate, I was the only Senator who voted ‘no’.

“Why? Because the bill would have required transparency for everyone but the attorneys, and we all know the attorneys are the ones who make the big bucks.

January 24, 2011
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COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

24 de Enero de 2011

PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA

El Martes, 4 de Febrero de 1999, cuatro policías balearón un joven Africano de nombre Amadou Diallo.

Esto sucedió en el edificio número 1157 de la avenida Wheeler, aquí en el Condado de Bronx. Los cuatro policías le dispararón 41 balazos de los cuales 19 impactarón al joven Africano.

En aquella ocasión, los policías reclamarón defensa propia diciendo que Amadou Diallo se metio las manos en el bolsillo y ellos creyeron que lo que saco fue una pistola cuando en realidad Amadou Diallo lo que saco fue su cartera de bolsillo.

January 24, 2011
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SENATOR DÍAZ CALLS ON GOVERNOR CUOMO TO SUPPORT BILL BANNING LEGISLATORS’ OUTSIDE INCOME

PRESS RELEASEJanuary 18, 2011FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SENATOR DÍAZ CALLS ON GOVERNOR CUOMO TO SUPPORT BILL BANNING LEGISLATORS’ OUTSIDE INCOME

Albany, New York – State Senator Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) today called on Governor Cuomo to support a bill that he has reintroduced that would ban legislators from engaging in any outside paid activity during the legislators’ term of office (S.284).

January 18, 2011
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Democrat Colleagues: Let’s Grant His Wish

For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 17, 2011

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Democrat Colleagues: Let’s Grant His Wish

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) issued the following statement today in response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s threat that he will shut down the state’s government if the Legislature refuses to approve $10 billion in budget cuts:

“I am dismayed by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s public threat to shut down New York State’s government if we do not approve budget cuts that will most definitely hurt the poor, our children’s education, New York’s healthcare system, and our senior citizens.

January 18, 2011
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Our Children Do Not Deserve This!

For Immediate Release

January 4, 2011

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz and Community Leader Luis Sepulveda:

Our Children Do Not Deserve This!

January 5, 2011
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Martin Luther King, Jr. 2011 Greetings

­­On January 17, 2011, 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 all people of good will who follow Dr. King's example.

It has been over forty years since Dr. King was taken from us, so quickly and so violently. Yet, the manner in which he left us is not what I wish to dwell on today. 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 4, 2011
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New Senate Majority is Costing New York State Money

January 4, 2010Press ReleaseFor Immediate ReleaseNew Senate Majority is Costing New York State MoneyAlbany, NY – State Senator Rubén Díaz today charged the new Senate Majority with costing New York State money.

“The new Senate Majority continues to authorize and encourage expenditures that the State cannot afford through its use of antiquated and outdated accounting methods,” stated Senator Díaz.

January 4, 2011
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