Ruben Diaz's Press releases

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

Rossana and El Diario La Prensa, Here is Your Great Opportunity

March 20, 2013
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

El Diario la Prensa is Following My Lead

You should know that El Diaro la Prensa is following my lead – yes, the lead of Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz – and the political movement I began last year asking my colleagues in the New York State Senate, especially the Hispanic Senators, unite and to not vote for Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Budget unless it includes the Dream Act.

March 18, 2013
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

Hispanic Legislators: Put Up or Shut Up

You should know that since the last presidential election, the Hispanic vote proved to be crucial throughout the nation, with the Democratic Party being its biggest beneficiary.

March 12, 2013
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

Midnight Bus Vigil to Washington, DC

You should know that on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 12:00 midnight, the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization will hold an all-night vigil on buses bound to Washington, D.C., to join the National Organization for Marriage who is organizing a demonstration on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 9:00 AM in front of the United States Supreme Court.

March 11, 2013
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

I Am Glad I Voted Against It

You should know that a Manhattan Supreme Court Justice blocked Governor Andrew Cuomo’s attempt to harm New York City’s public schools poor students by cutting $260 Million in education aid.

February 22, 2013
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For Your Information from Senator Rubén Díaz

New York Needs Transparency in Political Spending

Ian Vandewalker

Counsel, Democracy Program, Brennan Center for Justice

Unprecedented amounts of secret money were spent on last year’s federal elections. In fact, spending by shadowy outside groups has become increasingly pervasive everywhere, including in New York elections. Unless we change the system with reforms like meaningful disclosure rules and public campaign financing, this crisis will only grow worse. Fortunately, key figures in Albany are pushing for more transparency in our state’s government.

February 22, 2013
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

Who is the real leader? Who is in command?

You should know that when we, Black and Hispanic elected officials go out campaigning to become elected or re-elected, we promise our communities that we will fight, protect and stand against any and all things that will be detrimental to their benefit and goals.

February 15, 2013
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

A Gross Disrespect for the Truth

February 15, 2013
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

Now it’s the Bronx Borough President’s Time!

You should know that the Constitution of the United States of America mandates that the President of our Nation, once a year, informs Congress about the current situation of the nation and presents his future plans for the nation. This event, which is broadcast live for all residents in our nation, is called the State of the Union Address.

February 14, 2013
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

Divide and Conquer

You should know that even though it is impossible to say for certain, it is Julius Caesar who has been attributed to the quote "Divide et impera" which translates from Latin to mean "Divide and Conquer."

February 6, 2013
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A Letter to Secretary Patience

February 4, 2013

Mr. Francis W. Patience

Secretary of the Senate

321 Capitol

Albany, NY 12247

Dear Secretary Patience:

According to information given to my office by Ms. Tracy Starr, you are demanding that the landlord in my Senate District Office, after four years, decrease the monthly rent from $4,601.00 to $3,330.00, a net loss of $1,268.00 per month.

It is important for you to know that in these struggling economic times for property owners and small businesses especially in minority communities, you are imposing a heavy financial burden on these businesses by decreasing the monthly rent, when we all know that every year rent goes up, not down.

February 4, 2013
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

Look Who's Talking

You should know that Senator Jeff Klein, the leader of the Independent Democratic Conference in the New York State Senate has made the following statement – and I quote: “If you are a real Democrat, a real New York Democrat, then you must defend a woman's inherent right to choose."

February 4, 2013
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

What is it, Senator Adams: Ignorance, Vengeance or Pure Greed?

You should know that the latest bombshell in the saga of what's going on in the New York State Senate has been contributed to by Brooklyn State Senator Eric Adams, who suddenly and unexpectedly jumped ship to accept the Chairmanship of the Senate Aging Committee that was offered to him by Senators Dean Skelos and Jeff Klein.

January 28, 2013
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By

Senator Rubén Díaz

900 Rogers Place

Bronx, NY 10459

718-991-3161

MY TWO CENTS ON CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM

You should know that there is an ancient Roman saying that states: “Caesar’s wife should not only be pure, but also have the appearance of purity.”

January 23, 2013
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LO QUE USTED DEBE SABER

LO QUE USTED DEBE SABER

Por el Senador Rev. Rubén Diaz

Distrito #32 Condado del Bronx, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

EL SENADOR JEFF KLEIN Y SU GRUPO NO CEDIERON ANTE

LAS AMENAZAS DEL REV. AL SHARPTON

Usted debe saber que en las pasadas elecciones generales, los votantes del Estado de New York eligierón 33 Senadores Demócratas de los 63 Senadores que componen el Senado en el Estado de NewYork. Esto por naturaleza constituye una mayoría Demócrata en el liderazgo del Senado del Estado de New York.

January 22, 2013
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

Senator Jeff Klein and the IDC Didn't Fall for Reverend Al Sharpton’s Bluff

You should know that in the past General Election, the people of the State of New York elected 33 Democrats to serve in the 63-Member State Senate. This should have constituted a Democratic Majority in the New York State Senate Leadership.

January 22, 2013
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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Greetings, January 2013

On January 21, 2013, we celebrate the life and legacy of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. I extend warm greetings to my African-American brothers and sisters and all people of good will who follow Dr. King's example.

This year we have an additional reason to celebrate. President Barack Obama’s public inauguration will also take place on January 21, 2013. Americans will have the opportunity to celebrate the legacy of one great American with the promise and enthusiasm of another, both on the same day!

January 18, 2013
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By

Senator Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District

900 Rogers Place

Bronx, NY 10459

718-991-3161

Governor Cuomo is calling for the Democratic Party to be Unified, Tighter and Organized

Governor Cuomo is calling for the Democratic Party to be “unified” “tighter” and “ organized.”

January 18, 2013
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

Hocus Pocus – POOF! – and the Politician Disappeared

You should know that the New York City GOP Primary, Quinnipiac University Poll Findings have just been released.

You should know that this is the Quinnipiac University Poll public opinion survey question that was posed to Registered Republicans: “If the Republican primary for Mayor were being held today, and the candidates were: Joseph Lhota, John Catsimatidis, Adolfo Carrión, George McDonald, and Tom Allon, for whom would you vote?”

January 17, 2013
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Games People Play

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

Games People Play

You should know that there are people playing Lieutenant Columbo games in the New York State Senate, and in the process, they have turned the Senate Democratic Conference into a mere rubber stamp for the political gains and purposes of others.

We all remember the television program, Columbo, where Police Detective Lieutenant Frank Columbo used to let people believe they were so smart and intelligent that they were capable of getting away with murder.

January 15, 2013
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