Ruben Diaz's Press releases

Senators Sampson and Díaz Announce Historic Funding

For Immediate Release

August 11, 2010

Senators Sampson and Díaz Announce Historic Funding For Senior Center Infrastructure Repair

Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson (19th SD) and Senator Rubén Díaz (32nd SD), Chairman of the New York State Senate Committee on Aging, today announced that twenty-five (25) Senior Centers throughout New York State would receive $545,000 in funding for capital improvements. 

August 11, 2010
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Another Bad Moment for Staten Island

Another Bad Moment for Staten Island

by New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz 

For weeks, Staten Islanders have cried out for help for 9 Mexicans who were brutally assaulted in bias attacks. As the Chair of the Senate Puerto Rican/Latino Caucus and as the President of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, I prepared for a prayerful demonstration to be held today against all manners of violence against ethnic groups.

August 10, 2010
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August 9, 2010
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MINISTERS AND LEGISLATORS AGAINST RACIAL ABUSE IN STATEN ISLAND

Bronx, NY – Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, Chairman of the New York State Senate Puerto Rican/Latino Caucus and the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, is extending an invitation to a demonstration of solidarity against the racial abuse of Mexicans and immigrants in Staten Island.

The Ministers and Legislators will meet on the corner of Castleton Avenue and Simonson Place, in Staten Island, on Monday, August 9, 2010 at 11:30 a.m., where they will walk four blocks to the St. Phillips Baptist Church, located on 77 Bennett Street in Staten Island, to meet with Rev. Tony Baker, Sr.

August 5, 2010
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Morrison Avenue Music Festival

PRESS RELEASE

AUGUST 4, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Morrison Avenue Music Festival

Cano Estremera, Héctor Tricoche and Oro Sólido are some of the bands that will participate in the Morrison Avenue Festival in the Bronx.

This festival, which is being sponsored by the Hispanic Federation, Bronx Borough President, Rubén Díaz, Jr., Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, and community leader Luis Sepulveda, will be held on:

August 4, 2010
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Senator Rubén Díaz Announces Legislation to Increase Transparency

Press ReleaseJuly 29, 2010

For Immediate Release

Senator Rubén Díaz Announces Legislation to Increase Transparency

Albany, NY  State Senator Rubén Díaz announced today that he is introducing legislation to increase transparency regarding contributions given to elected officials.

“I am introducing legislation that will make it easier for the public to be informed about contributions that are given to their elected officials,” stated Senator Díaz.

July 29, 2010
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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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