Ruben Diaz's Press releases

Three Kings Day

January 3, 2011

Three Kings Day

 Reverend Jessie Jackson used to preach a pro-life message that reminded all of an ancient Kenyan expression: “No one knows whose womb holds the chief.”  This means that taking the life of an unborn baby could mean that the world would miss out on a wonderful life.

As we prepare to celebrate the Feast of the Three Kings, I cannot ignore how important it is to be pro-child, pro-family and pro-life.

According to the Bible, King Herod saw the birth of Jesus as a threat.

January 3, 2011
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It Stinks, by Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz

For Immediate ReleaseDecember 12, 2010It Stinksby Senator Reverend Ruben DiazKudos to Ms. Joanna Molloy from the New York Daily News for her sharp warning to us in Saturday’s column, New Yorkers rip Bloomberg on crash tax, say he's 'bleeding the middle class' dry.Her comparison of Mayor Bloomberg’s intention to allow the FDNY to bill drivers involved in accidents to the Emperor Nero’s tax on urine collectors may sound grotesque. According to history, Nero’s son complained about the gross nature of that tax. A gold coin was held high before him and a voice of authority stated: “This doesn’t stink.”

December 13, 2010
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SENATOR DIAZ CALLS ON THE MAYOR TO DO “THE RIGHT THING” FOR THE SCHOOLS IN HIS SENATORIAL DISTRICT

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 8, 2010

SENATOR DIAZ CALLS ON THE MAYOR TO DO “THE RIGHT THING” FOR THE SCHOOLS IN HIS SENATORIAL DISTRICT

Bronx, NY- State Senator Ruben Diaz announced that tomorrow the New York State Department of Education will release the names of the City’s failing schools.  Among them, Samuel Gompers High School, Banana Kelly High School, Bronx Academy High School, James Monroe High School, Christopher Columbus High School, School for Community Research and Learning, and Monroe Academy for Business and Law, which are in the 32nd Senatorial District, which he represents.

December 9, 2010
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New York State Senate Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus to Host Public Meeting on “The State of The Latino Women Entrepreneurs”

PRESS RELEASEFor Immediate ReleaseNovember 29, 2010

New York State Senate Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus to Host Public Meeting on “The State of The Latino Women Entrepreneurs”

Bronx, NY- State Senator Rubén Díaz, Chairman of the New York State Senate Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus, announced that the Caucus will host a Public Meeting to hear testimonies from interested individuals about The State of the Latino Women Entrepreneurs in New York State. “Oral and written testimonies related to issues and concerns, affecting Latino Women in business will be presented,” Sen. Diaz expressed.The meeting will take place on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 from 10 am to 1 pm, and will be held at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center – Auditorium, located at 234 East 149th Street, Bronx, NY 10451.

November 29, 2010
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New York State Senate Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus to Host Public Meeting on “The State of The Latino Women Entrepreneurs”

PRESS ALERTFor Immediate ReleaseNovember 22, 2010Contact: 718-991-3161New York State Senate Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus to Host Public Meeting on “The State of The Latino Women Entrepreneurs” Bronx, NY- State Senator Rubén Díaz, Chairman of the New York State Senate Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus, has announced that the Caucus will host a Public Meeting to solicit testimonies from interested individuals about The State of the Latino Women Entrepreneurs in New York State. “The public meeting will accept oral and written testimonies related to issues and concerns affecting Latino Women in business,” Sen. Diaz expressed.

November 23, 2010
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Statement regarding Special Session

November 22, 2010

For Immediate Release

Statement from State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

 

Bronx, NY – State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz released the following statement:

“Governor David A. Paterson has called the Legislature back to Albany on November 29, 2010 in order to address so-called ‘unfinished business’.

“I will be present for this session.

“What I will not do is vote for any more cuts, especially cuts that will harm senior citizens, the Black and Hispanic community, and our children’s education.

“I was re-elected with a strong mandate from my community to protect their services, not to cut them, especially during this holiday season.

November 22, 2010
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Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz Announces $3 Million in Capital Grants

November 22, 2010

For Immediate Release

Contact: Senator Rubén Díaz

 

 

Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz Announces $3 Million in Capital Grants

 

Bronx, NY - State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz (SD 32) today announced the availability of over $3 million in capital grants to twenty organizations in his district.

 

“I am proud to announce these much-needed grants,” stated Senator Díaz. “The organizations that will receive these capital funds provide extremely important services to the community. These grants will improve services, and ultimately, the beneficiaries are the people who live in the 32nd Senatorial District,” concluded Senator Díaz.

 

November 22, 2010
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November 12, 2010
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Blabbeando: Thank You!

For Immediate Release

October 14, 2010

 

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Blabbeando: Thank You!

October 14, 2010
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Outraged by Depraved Acts of Violence

October 9, 2010

For Immediate Release

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Outraged by Depraved Acts of Violence

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) released the following statement regarding the recent acts of sadistic violence in The Bronx:

October 14, 2010
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Senator Díaz to Mayor Bloomberg: Mr. Mayor Will You Please Make Up Your Mind?

October 7, 2010

For Immediate Release

  Senator Díaz to Mayor  Bloomberg:

Mr. Mayor Will You Please Make Up Your Mind?

Bronx, NY - Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz today asked Mayor Bloomberg a very simple question: 

“Mr. Mayor, will you please make up your mind?”

 “Last week, Mayor Bloomberg released a video wherein he stated his support for marriage equality ‘Because government shouldn’t tell you who to love or who to marry’.

October 7, 2010
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Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz Unites with Bangladeshi Americans Against Hate Crimes

October 4, 2010

For Immediate Release

Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz Unites with Bangladeshi Americans

Against Hate Crimes

On Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 12:00 noon, New York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) and Community Organizer Luis Sepulveda, Esq., will hold a press conference with Mr. Mohobub Alom, President of the Bangladesh Society of The Bronx, to denounce the hate-crimes that continue to plague Bangladeshi Americans who live and work in the Parkchester community.  The press conference will be held at Neerob’s Restaurant located at 2109 Starling Avenue in The Bronx.

October 4, 2010
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