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Black and Hispanic Ministers to Kickoff New York’s Parental Choice in Education Campaign

What You Should KnowBy Senator Rev Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District718-991-3161Black and Hispanic Ministers to Kickoff New York’s Parental Choice in Education CampaignYou should know that this Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 4PM, on East 149th Street and Third Avenue in the Bronx, a Coalition of Black and Hispanic Clergy Members will hold a Kickoff Campaign in support of  Parental Choice in Education.

June 1, 2015
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Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Agrees With Me

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOWBy Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New YorkTel. 718-991-3161Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Agrees With Me  You should know that back on May 13, 2013 I wrote a What You Should Know Column titled "My Two Cents on Election Reform" and at the time, aside from the Legislative Gazette, no one cared too much about what I had to say.You should know that I am very glad that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has announced his "End New York Corruption Now Act" that includes some of the very same  recommendations that I wrote about in that article including ending outside income for lawmakers and extending their terms from two to four years.

May 28, 2015
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Corruption is Not Exclusive to Politics in Albany

What You Should KnowBy Senator Rev Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District718-991-3161Corruption is Not Exclusive to Politics in AlbanyYou should know that in his Commencement Address on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Pace Law School in Westchester County, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara – one more time – has singled out corruption in Albany.  Standing before the Graduating Class of 2015, he announced: “We have corrosive corruption in our State Capital,” giving the impression that corruption only happens in Albany.

May 26, 2015
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Thursday Press Conference at 1PM: New York Elected Officials to Announce Agreement with Taxi Limousine Commission for Taxi Drivers

What You Should Know By Senator Rev Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District 718-991-3161Thursday Press Conference at 1PM: New York Elected Officials to Announce Agreement with Taxi Limousine Commission for Taxi DriversYou should know that on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 1:00PM, there will be a press conference with elected officials and leaders from the taxi industry at the KISS Car Service, located at 2774 Webster Avenue, between East 197th and 198th Streets in Bronx County.

May 20, 2015
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OFICIALES ELECTOS DE LIDERES DE LA INDUSTRIA DE LOS TAXIS ANUNCIARAN ACUERDO CON LA COMISION DE TAXI Y LIMOSINA

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA20 de Mayo del 2015Para Inmediata PublicaciónSenador Rev. Rubén DíazOFICIALES ELECTOS DE LIDERES DE LA INDUSTRIA DE LOS TAXIS ANUNCIARAN ACUERDO CON LA COMISION DE TAXI Y LIMOSINAUsted debe saber que este Jueves Mayo 21 a la 1:00 de la tarde en Kiss Car Service localizada a el 2774 Webster Avenue (entre 198 & 199), se llevará a cabo una Conferencia de Prensa entre Oficiales Electos y representantes de la Industria de Taxis.Esta Conferencia de Prensa es para anunciar un acuerdo que los Oficiales Electos han obtenido de parte de la Comisionada Meera Joshi para aliviar la opresión financiera en multas que los choferes han venido siendo sometidos.

May 20, 2015
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SENADO APRUEBA PIEZA DE LEY SOMETIDA POR EL SENADOR REV. RUBEN DIAZ

LO QUE USTED DEBE SABER Por el Senador Rev. Ruben DiazDistrito 32 Condado del Bronx, New YorkTel. 718-991-3161SENADO APRUEBA PIEZA DE LEY SOMETIDA POR EL SENADOR REV. RUBEN DIAZEl Senado de New York, acaba de aprobar por una votación unanime de 62 votos a favor, 0 en contra la pieza de Ley #S165 sometida por el Senador Rev. Ruben Diaz.Esta legislación, que, de ser firmada por el gobernador, oedenara que todo el dinero obtenido por la venta de la loteria no pueda ser usado en otras cosas que no sea educación.

May 20, 2015
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Senator Ruben Diaz’s Education Bill S165 Passes Unanimously

What You Should Know By Senator Rev Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District 718-991-3161 Senator Ruben Diaz’s Education Bill S165 Passes Unanimously You should know that on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, New York State Senate Bill 165 that I sponsored passed unanimously 62- 0. This bill prohibits the use of lottery funds for any purpose other than education and prohibits co-mingling with funds for other purposes. You should also know that I hope and pray that this legislation will become law and ease some of the financial burdens that New York families face as they fight for their children’s educational needs.

May 20, 2015
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Carrie E. Taft

Carrie E. Taft, from the Bronx, New York, entered basic training in the Marine Corps at Paris Island, South Carolina, in November 1979. She received training in Maryland at Aberdeen Proving Ground Infantry Weapons Repair, quickly learning to excel in this military occupational skill. 

May 19, 2015
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Comptroller Scott Stringer Should Learn about Tolerance from Governor Andrew Cuomo

What You Should KnowBy Senator Rev Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District718-991-3161Comptroller Scott Stringer Should Learn about Tolerance from Governor Andrew Cuomo You should know that the equal employment opportunity laws of the State and City of New York mandate than an employer cannot discriminate in hiring because of sex, color, race, nationality, religion, sexual preference, etc., etc.

May 18, 2015
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Jenny Rivera

Jenny Rivera was born in Puerto Rico, and moved to New York City in the late 1960s. She took up residence in the Lower East Side, which exposed her to rich cultural and social diversity, as well as injustices of the City. She and her family moved back to Puerto Rico, where she attended Jose Campeche Public School and Santa Juanita IX Middle School, before moving back to the United States and settling in the South Bronx.

Ms. Rivera attended South Bronx High School and the Secondary Education through Health-(SETH) program at Mt. Sinai Hospital, where she was further exposed to and decided to continue her interest in social justice. She attended John Jay College and then was admitted to Rutgers University School of Social Work, completing her educational career with honors.

May 13, 2015
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How Carl Heastie and John Flanagan are being Treated Differently

What You Should KnowBy Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District718-991-3161 How Carl Heastie and John Flanagan are being Treated Differently You should know that the changing of the guard has been something very usual and common in the New York State Legislature. Since 2009 when Senators Pedro Espada, Jr. and Hiram Monserrate organized and orchestrated the famous coup, instability, corruption and changing of leadership has become the topic of the day.

May 12, 2015
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Dean Skelos, Sheldon Silver, et al, and the J51 and 421a Tax Break

What You Should KnowBy Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District718-991-3161Dean Skelos, Sheldon Silver, et al, and the J51 and 421a Tax Break You should know that with all of the media focus on Senator Dean Skelos and Assemblyman Sheldon Silver, the J-51 tax break and the 421-a tax benefit have become hot topics, and they will get even hotter as their sunset date in June approaches.

May 11, 2015
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Statement against violence by Senator Rubén Díaz

Statement against violence by Senator Rubén Díaz“I was outraged to watch the video on the news showing a vicious attack on a gay couple in a restaurant in Chelsea. Please join me and the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization to pray for an end to all of the violence that has permeated our city. Please join us to pray for an end to savage behavior against gay couples, straight couples, New York City Police Officers, Correction Officers, children, elderly, vulnerable people, and everyone who is a victim of violence. We are all human beings and should learn to disagree without violence.”

May 7, 2015
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To A Man Who Stands for Principle

What You Should Know By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District 718-991-3161 To A Man Who Stands for PrincipleYou should know that on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, I was invited by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo to join other Senate colleagues for a breakfast at the Governor’s Mansion in Albany, New York.  Along with Governor Andrew Cuomo, his Chief of Staff, Joe Percoco, his Counsel Alphonso David, and his Budget Director Mary Beth Labate, there were Senators Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Liz Krueger, Marcos Serrano, Gustavo Rivera, Adriano Espaillat, Brad Hoylman, and Daniel Squadron.

May 7, 2015
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