Ruben Diaz's Press releases

Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz, Sr. to Celebrate Senior Citizens Day and Senior Citizen of the Year

May 4, 2010For Immediate ReleaseContact:  Cathy Bern-Smith (518) 455-2511

Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz, Sr. to CelebrateSenior Citizens Day and Senior Citizen of the Year

May 4, 2010
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May 3, 2010
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Statement from Senator Ruben Diaz Sr., Regarding the KEEP Act

Media StatementApril 27, 2010For Immediate Release

Statement from Senator Ruben Diaz Sr., Regarding the KEEP Act

“Losing even one teacher will hurt, but losing many teachers simply because they’re new to the job threatens our schools and would be devastating to the students in my district who need their passion, energy, and good ideas.

"If our schools must lay off teachers, the school community must have a say in who stays and who goes.

April 27, 2010
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GOVERNOR PATERSON EXPECTED TO SIGN THIRD-PARTY NOTIFICATION BILL

April 27, 2010For Immediate Release

GOVERNOR PATERSON EXPECTED TO SIGN THIRD-PARTY  NOTIFICATION BILLAlbany, NY - Legislation sponsored by Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) and Assemblyman George Latimer (D-Westchester) to provide senior citizens with the ability to designate third-party notification provisions on health care insurance policies is before Governor Paterson, awaiting his signature into law.

April 27, 2010
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Birthday wishes from Attorney General Andrew Cuomo

I would like to thank  the Attorney General for his kind wishes as I celebrate my birthday. 

April 26, 2010
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Overhaul Our Immigration Laws, Now

PRESS RELEASEApril 24, 2010For immediate Release

                            Overhaul Our Immigration Laws, Nowby Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz, Chair/New York State Senate Puerto Rican/Latino Caucus

April 26, 2010
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Senator Rubén Díaz Donates 32 State-of-the-Art Laptops to Students in the Bronx

PRESS RELEASEApril 21, 2010FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Senator Rubén Díaz Donates 32 State-of-the-Art Laptops to Students in the Bronx

State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) along with Ms. Lillian Rodríguez López, President of the Hispanic Federation, and Ms. Estelle Hans, Principal of the Collegiate Institute of Math and Science located at 925 Astor Avenue in the Bronx, will unveil a new computer lab for the students of the Collegiate Institute for Math and Science on Thursday, April 22 at 1:00 pm.

April 21, 2010
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Senator Díaz Has Some Reservations About Agreement to Close ‘Rubber Rooms’

April 15, 2010For Immediate Release

Senator Díaz Has Some Reservations About Agreement to Close ‘Rubber Rooms’

Bronx, NY - State Senator Rubén Díaz, Sr. today remarked that he continues to have concerns about the agreement that was reached between New York City and the teachers’ union to close the so-called ‘rubber rooms’.

“Any time two sides can come to an agreement, especially regarding such a contentious issue as the ‘rubber rooms’, that is good news,” stated Senator Díaz.

April 15, 2010
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Senator Rubén Díaz to Chair Public Hearing on the Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act

For Immediate Release: April 8, 2010Cathy Bern-Smith, Policy Director: (518) 455-2511

Senator Rubén Díaz to Chair Public Hearing on theReauthorization of the Older Americans Act

April 8, 2010
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Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz today forcefully condemned the ongoing attack against the Catholic Church and Pope Benedict XVI.

For Immediate Release    April 6, 2010       Albany, NY

Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz today forcefully condemned the ongoing attack against the Catholic Church and Pope Benedict XVI.

April 6, 2010
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Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz to Senator Schneiderman : Plagiarism is Illegal

Press ReleaseFor Immediate ReleaseApril 1, 2010

Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz to Senator Schneiderman : Plagiarism is Illegal !

New York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) is calling upon Senator Eric Schneiderman to come clean and admit that Senate Bill S7343 – legislation to crack down on immigration services fraud – was in fact plagiarized right from Senate Bill S7218, the Immigrant Assistant Service Enforcement Act, which Senator Rev. Díaz submitted to the Senate Codes Committee last week.

April 1, 2010
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SENATOR RUBÉN DÍAZ, GOVERNOR DAVID PATERSON AND CENSUS OFFICIALS CALL ON BRONX RESIDENTS TO COMPLETE AND RETURN CENSUS

PRESS RELEASEMarch 30, 2010For Immediate Release

SENATOR RUBÉN DÍAZ, GOVERNOR DAVID PATERSON AND CENSUS OFFICIALS CALL ON BRONX RESIDENTS TO COMPLETE AND RETURN CENSUS

2010 QUESTIONNAIRES 

Bronx, NY – To increase the number of returned census forms, New York State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz will be conducting a rally together with Governor David Paterson, elected officials, Census Officials and other dignitaries at Hunts Point Train Station on 163rd St. and Southern Boulevard. 

March 30, 2010
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Meeting with U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

March 29, 2010For Immediate Release

State Senator Rubén Díaz, Sr. and the New York State Senate Advisory Council for Senior Issues to meet with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

March 29, 2010
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Senator Díaz Announces Restoration of Funds to Senior Centers Albany, NY

March 24, 2010For Immediate Release

Senator Díaz Announces Restoration of Funds to Senior Centers Albany, NY

State Senator Rubén Díaz, Sr. Chairman of the Senate Committee on Aging today announced that the recently-adopted Senate Budget Resolution contains a provision, which he fought for, that effectively restores $25 million for senior centers in New York City.

March 24, 2010
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Senate Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus to Meet with Governor Paterson

For Immediate ReleaseMarch 22, 2010

Senate Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus to Meet with Governor Paterson

Albany, NY- State Senator Rubén Díaz, Sr., Chairman of the New York State Senate Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus today announced that the Caucus will meet with Governor David A. Paterson today at 4:00 p.m. in the Governor’s office in the Capitol.

March 22, 2010
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Senator Díaz Applauds Comments by David Grandeau

March 18, 2010For Immediate Release

Senator Díaz Applauds Comments by David Grandeau

Albany, NY - State Senator Rubén Díaz, Sr., Chairman of the Senate Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus today applauded David Grandeau, the former head of the New York State Ethics Commission, for his comments regarding the Commission on Public Integrity and its investigation and report on Governor David A. Paterson.

March 18, 2010
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Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, Sr. Announces Computer Lab, Van and Sound System for Bronx Senior Centers

PRESS RELEASEMarch 18, 2010For Immediate ReleaseContact: Brenda Candelaria- 718-991-3161

Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, Sr. Announces Computer Lab, Van and Sound System for Bronx Senior Centers

Bronx, NY – On Friday, March 19th  New York State Senator Rubén Díaz, Sr., Chairman of the NY State Senate Committee on Aging, will unveil new equipment for  senior centers in the Bronx.

March 18, 2010
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Senator Díaz Announces That Libraries In His District

PRESS RELEASE

March 10, 2010

For Immediate Release

Senator Díaz Announces That Libraries In His District Are Recipients of Construction Grants

Albany, NY -State Senator Rubén Díaz announced today that two libraries in his district are the recipients of construction grants totaling $240,000.

March 10, 2010
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Hispanic Ministers Invite You To a Forum Regarding Immigration with Rep. Luis Gutierrez

PRESS RELEASEMarch 8, 2010For Immediate Release

Hispanic Ministers Invite You To a Forum Regarding Immigration with Rep. Luis Gutierrez

Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz is informing the community that the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, which he presides along with Rev. Raymond Rivera, President of the Latino Pastoral Action Center (LPAC), will be hosting a forum regarding immigration.

Congressman Luis Gutierrez, author of the Immigration Reform legislation, will be coming directly from Washington, D.C. for this forum.

March 9, 2010
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