Posted by Ruben Diaz on Wednesday, September 9th, 2009
September 9, 2009Andrew CuomoOffice of the Attorney GeneralThe CapitolAlbany, NY 12224-0341Dear Mr. Cuomo: I am referring a matter to your attention for possible review and investigation. On Saturday, September 5, 2009, I participated in a demonstration in Patchogue, New York. This demonstration was organized after my review of a report released by the Southern Poverty Law Center and front page headlines about vandalism in the Iglesia Evangelical Refugio de Salvacion located in Patchogue.
Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz Unites with Bangladeshi Americans
Against Hate Crimes
On Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 12:00 noon, New York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) and Community Organizer Luis Sepulveda, Esq., will hold a press conference with Mr. Mohobub Alom, President of the Bangladesh Society of The Bronx, to denounce the hate-crimes that continue to plague Bangladeshi Americans who live and work in the Parkchester community. The press conference will be held at Neerob’s Restaurant located at 2109 Starling Avenue in The Bronx.
Bill Creates Felony Charges for Patronizing or Promoting Prostitution Within 1,000 Feet of School Grounds
The New York State Senate today passed legislation to protect the welfare of children by creating new crimes of promoting or patronizing prostitution near school grounds. The bill (S.1313A) would make schools safer by enabling law enforcement to charge anyone involved in the sex trade and acting within 1,000 feet of school grounds with a class E felony.
Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) has released the following statement:
“I’m sharing this information for everyone to see that unfortunately, people are still protecting crimes against children in New York. Senate Bill 1313B was passed in the Senate and the Assembly, but for some reason there is an effort underway to derail it. This law would help shield school children from witnessing open and notorious acts of prostitution as they walk to and from their schools.
Here is a tweet against my bill that was retweeted by others: “Take a moment to stop State Sen. Ruben Diaz's attempts to persecute sex worker! Gov. Cuomo has till Monday to... http://fb.me/DYw0D3g9”
Posted by Ruben Diaz on Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
August 30, 2011
For Immediate Release
Senator Ruben Diaz's Office
New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx), Councilmember Joel Rivera and Community Leader Luis Sepulveda will hold a press conference with other activists on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 11:30 AM on the corner of East 181st Street and Daly Avenue in The Bronx to express community outrage over gun violence.
Posted by Ruben Diaz on Friday, October 21st, 2011
October 21, 2011
For Immediate Release
Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz
Senator Reverend Diaz and Community Leader Sepulveda to Hold Meeting on Rising Crime in Parkchester
New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz, Community Leader Luis Sepulveda, Deputy Inspector Charles Ortiz from the 43rd Precinct, NAACP Parkchester Branch President Beverly Roberts, and leaders from Parkchester’s Bangladeshi Community will meet Today, Friday, October 21, 2011 at 12:00 noon at Senator Diaz’s District office located at 900 Rogers Place (near East 163rd Street and Westchester Avenue in The Bronx) to address the ongoing crime issues facing the community.