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