Ruben Diaz's Press releases

State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz To Hold Public Hearing on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for Home Delivered Meals

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) will chair a Senate Committee on Aging Public Hearing on Thursday, May 14, at 250 Broadway, NYC, 19th Floor at 1:00 p.m. The hearing will accept oral and written testimony from the public regarding S.3340 (Diaz, et al), which seeks to fully fund the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for Home Delivered Meals for senior citizens.

May 12, 2009
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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 11, 2009
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Statement by NYS Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz re: National Institute of Health Funding of Destructive Embryonic Stem Cell Research

This letter is to express my strong opposition to the National Institute of Health (NIH) draft guidelines published on April 23, 2009 pursuant to Executive Order 13505 that would allow "funding for research using human embryonic stem cells that were derived from embryos created by in vitro fertilization (IVF) for reproductive purposes and were no longer needed for that purpose."

May 5, 2009
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N.Y.S. Senators To Meet With The Governor of Puerto Rico

Senator Malcolm Smith, Majority Leader of the State Senate, together with Senators: Rev. Ruben Diaz, Martin M. Dilan, Pedro Espada Jr., and Hiram Monserrate, will travel to Puerto Rico to complete a series of meetings with elected officials and discuss topics of importance, not only for the Puerto Rican’s and Hispanics, but for every resident of the State of NewYork.

April 29, 2009
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Bronx Borough President Elect Ruben Diaz Jr. To Join Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Reverend Ruben Diaz Gardens

On Friday, April 24, 2009 at 12:00 noon, the newly elected Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., will join Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz, Mr. Sol Arker from the Arker companies, Ministers and community residents in a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to inaugurate Reverend Ruben Diaz Gardens located at  967 Kelly Street, corner of  Westchester Avenue in The Bronx.

April 24, 2009
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Senator Diaz’s Statement Criticizing Mayor Bloomberg And Other Elected Officials

It is a shame to see all those elected officials standing by Mayor Bloomberg’s side claiming “civil rights” for homosexuals to marry and at the same time keeping quiet and allowing Mayor Bloomberg to publicly violate the civil rights of a wheel-chair bound reporter.

It is a shame see how all of them remained mute while the billionaire-master abuses and humiliates Michael Harris, a physically challenged and wheel-chair bound reporter from The Examiner who was trying to earn a living.

April 18, 2009
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Hispanic Ministers to Meet And Discuss Homosexual Marriage

After the insistence of Governor David Paterson to introduce and impose homosexual marriage in the State of New York, the NY Hispanic Clergy Organization will convene a meeting to discuss the next steps to take.

According to Senator Diaz, "this meeting is being called to inform Ministers of Governor Paterson’s plans, the possibilities that marriage between men and men and women with women is approved or not, the options that we Hispanics, Catholics, Evangelicals and others have to prevent it, and what we have to do".

April 15, 2009
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Letter from Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz to Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan

His EminenceArchbishop Timothy M. DolanArchdiocese of New York1011 First AvenueNew York, New York 10022

Your Eminence:

It is with great joy and respect that I write this letter to welcome you as the newly installed Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York. Your message of joy and hope has already touched the hearts of so many!

It would be a tremendous honor to greet you and welcome you to break bread with me and the 150 ministers who are members of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization.

April 12, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Applauds State Budget

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-NY) announced that over $6.2 million in funding restorations and additions for senior programs have been secured in the SFY 2009-2010 budget. These programs assist seniors with important services such as nursing home advocacy and comprehensive adult day services.

April 6, 2009
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Open Letter to 8 NYC Council Members

April 5, 2009

To the Honorable Tony Avella, Honorable Simcha Felder,             Honorable Vincent Ignizio, Honorable Kenneth Mitchell,             Honorable Eric Ulrich, Honorable James Vacca,             Honorable Peter Vallone, and Honorable James Oddo:

April 5, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Invites New Yorkers to Tune In to SenNet TV

On Friday, April 3, 2009 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., SenNet TV will broadcast the Committee on Aging Public Hearing chaired by New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx), that was held on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 in Albany. The purpose of this hearing was to  receive oral and written testimony on Senate Bill 1645 which creates the New York State Prescription Medication Cost Containment Program.

April 2, 2009
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