Ruben Diaz's Press releases

Senador Rubén Díaz Critica Alcalde Sobre Nombramientos A La Nueva Junta Escolar

El Senador Rubén Díaz hoy criticó rotundamente al Alcalde Bloomberg al no nombrar ni un Latino a la nueva Junta Escolar.

En una rueda de prensa hoy, El Alcalde Bloomberg nombró los Vice Alcaldes Harris y Skyler a la nueva Junta Escolar como sus representantes. El Alcalde concluyó su rueda de prensa con un mensaje en español “para los padres” Latinos.

July 1, 2009
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Open Letter To Mayor Bloomberg

Mayor Michael BloombergCity HallNew York, New York  10007

Dear Mayor Bloomberg:

It is a disgrace that at least two faith-based organizations within my Senatorial District, Lighthouse Multi-Services and the Thessalonia Worship Center, have been denied block party permits this year.

July 1, 2009
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Statement by Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz

Today, our Governor missed the opportunity to claim victory for what the Senate Democrats achieved.  Instead of rejoicing with the Senate Democrats in our victory for successfully passing legislation, Governor Paterson has chosen to attack Senate Democrats and criticize our efforts.  He continues to erroneously claim that our votes were illegal.  The Senate Democrats succeeded, and Governor Paterson missed this great opportunity to be part of our victory.

For further information, please contact Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz at 718/496-4793.

June 30, 2009
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Samuel Gompers High School Denies Student to Participate at Graduation Ceremony

On Friday, June 26, 2009 at 8:30 AM, New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz’s office will join at a press conference with the family of Bianca Torres, a Samuel Gompers High School Senior student outside her school located at 455 Southern Boulevard in The Bronx.

June 26, 2009
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Samuel Gompers High School Denies Student to Participate at Graduation Ceremony

On Friday, June 26, 2009 at 8:30 AM, New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz’s office will join at a press conference with the family of Bianca Torres, a Samuel Gompers High School Senior student outside her school located at 455 Southern Boulevard in The Bronx.

June 25, 2009
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Statement By Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz

“The great Governor of the State of New York is so out of touch with New Yorkers that he does not know what he is doing.

Governor David Paterson claims that he is punishing the Senators by making us stay here in Albany.  However, the reality is that nothing is getting accomplished.

The reality is that Governor Paterson is not punishing us - - he is blessing us.  Each day spent in Albany, every Senator is paid an additional stipend of $160.00, which is paid by the people of New York.

June 24, 2009
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Statement by Senator Rev Ruben Diaz

“Today’s Senate Session was one of the most ridiculous things I have ever experienced.

Yesterday, New York Governor David Paterson bragged to the media about how the leaders of the Republican and Democratic Conferences asked him for more time before calling Special Session and then how he told them, ‘No!’

Much to our surprise and amazement, Governor Paterson called for Special Session and was not ready to present any bill to the Senate for debate nor vote. Why is Governor Paterson wasting the taxpayers money and peoples’ time?

June 23, 2009
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Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz and Hispanic Ministers to meet with Archbishop Timothy Dolan

On Wednesday, June 24 at 4pm, a historic meeting between the Hispanic evangelical community and the new leader of the Catholic community of the City of New York will take place at the Residence of Archbishop Timothy Dolan, located at 452 Madison Avenue, between 50th and 51st Street in Manhattan.

June 23, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Announces Children’s New York Evangelical Parade

Senator Reverand Ruben Diaz invites all to attend and participate in the New York Children’s Evangelical Parade. This parade, in which many churches participate with floats and other types of demonstrations, is organized by the New York Evangelical Association of New York, which is presided over by Reverend Luis Serrano.

The parade will be held this Saturday, June 20th. The parade will kick off at 12 noon from 97th Street and Third Avenue. The parade will go up Third Avenue to 119th Street. The reviewing stand will be located on Third Avenue and 116th Street.

June 17, 2009
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Legislators from Puerto Rico and New York to Meet and Discuss US Laws Adversely Impacting Puerto Rican Veterans on the Island

On Friday, June 12 1009 from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM, the New York State Senate Puerto Rican/Latino Caucus and the National Puerto Rican Day Parade will be sponsoring their first Annual Legislative Forum in New York between Puerto Rican Legislators from the island of Puerto Rico and the New York State Senate.  The event will take place in the Auditorium of the Visitor Center, located at 227 West 46th Street in New York City.

June 10, 2009
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Statement from New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) will stand by the Senate Democratic Conference and will not be joining his fellow “Amigo” Senators Pedro Espada and Hiram Monserrate in the new bipartisan coalition.

Senator Diaz stated:

 “I will not join with them because I do not trust billionaire Tom Golisano, who reminds me of the opportunists in the South Bronx who abandoned my neighborhood when The Bronx was allegedly burning. 

June 9, 2009
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HPV Prevention Legislation (S4779-A/A6702-C)

The growing rate of infection for the human papillomavirus (HPV) in young girls is indeed alarming. While the HPV vaccine may be effective in preventing infection in a number of cases, the methods that our State uses to encourage distribution of this vaccine must be closely monitored. Presently, Senator Krueger and Assemblymember Paulin are sponsoring legislation (S.4779-A/A.6702-C) that would allow minor children under the age of 18 to receive the HPV vaccine without parental consent.

June 5, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Donates Laptops To Bronx Students

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) together with the Hispanic Federation will provide laptops to students at the High School for Visual Arts located at 2040 Mercy College Place on Friday, June 5, 2009 at 12:00 PM.   

June 4, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Senator Tom Duane: Release the Names or Shut Up

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) has the following response to public statements made by Senator Tom Duane regarding the Senate’s homosexual marriage vote count:

June 3, 2009
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NYS Senators Urge All to Be Counted in the Upcoming 2010 Census

Senator  Reverend  Ruben  Diaz,  Chair  of the New York State Senate Puerto Rican  /Latino  Caucus and fellow Caucus members, Senator Hiram Monserrate, Senator  Pedro  Espada  and Senator Martin Malavé Dilan, are calling upon  community leaders and ministers to encourage all people who reside in the  United  States  –  whether legally or illegally – to be counted in the upcoming United States 2010 Census.

June 3, 2009
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Senate Aging Committee Moves Snap Bill Forward To Finance Committee

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz is pleased that Senate Bill S3340A   (Diaz, et.al.) was voted out of the Aging Committee during this morning’s meeting and has been reported to the Finance Committee with the hope of   being voted on by the Senate this session.   The goal of this legislation is to eliminate waiting lists for home delivered meals and to reduce the financial burden on local counties, many of   whom subsidize this state program with local taxpayer dollars.  

June 1, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Condemns Killing in Wichita

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz an Evangelical Pastor of the Christian Community Neighborhood Church in The Bronx, strongly condemns the killing of Dr. George Tiller of Wichita, Kansas. Senator Reverend Diaz stated, “As the President of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization and an Evangelical Minister, I have always opposed and will oppose the killing of unborn babies, especially the grisly procedure of “partial-birth abortion,”  done throughout the ninth month of pregnancy.  

June 1, 2009
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The New York State Senate Puerto Rican / Latino Caucus Celebrates President Obama's Nomination Today Of Justice Sonia Sotomayor To The United States Supreme Court

Members of the New York State Senate Puerto Rican/Latino Caucus are pleased and  proud that President Obama has selected Justice Sonia Sotomayor as his nominee for the United States Supreme Court.

May 26, 2009
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**Reminder** Hispanic Clergy To Conduct Anti Gay Marriage Rally

Organized by Radio Vision Cristiana International and the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, thousands of Hispanic religious believers will conduct a demonstration in front of the Manhattan Office of NYS Governor David Paterson, to protest the Governor’s insistence in introducing homosexual marriage in the State of New York.

This demonstration will take place on:

May 14, 2009
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Senate Committee on Aging Public Hearing Live Video Feed

Click Here to view Senate Committee on Aging Public Hearing on Thursday, May 14, at 250 Broadway, NYC, 19th Floor at 1:00 p.m.

May 13, 2009
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