Ruben Diaz's Press releases

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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Senator Díaz introduces and re-introduces 101 Pieces of Legislation

PRESS RELEASEJanuary 3, 2011FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAs you may know, the 2011-2012 Senate Session commences this Wednesday, January 5. Before session begins, I would like to present to you the 101 pieces of legislation that I have previously introduced and have re-introduced for the new legislative session.I call on my Republican colleagues to carefully consider these bills to ensure their swift passage.2011 Both Houses Bills, Prime Sponsored For: DíazSearch Results Count = 101Bill No.     S58    DIAZ -- Enacts the "behavioral health and long-term care act"

January 3, 2011
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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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