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Bronx Elected Officials Will Celebrate Black History Month

What You Should Know By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District 718-991-3161 Bronx Elected Officials Will Celebrate Black History MonthYou should know that Assembly Members Michael Blake, Luis Sepulveda and Marcos Crespo are joining me to celebrate the “African-American Abrazo” to honor some distinguished members of the African-American community.This “African-American Abrazo” will be celebrated tonight at Maestro’s Caterers located at 1703 Bronxdale Avenue, starting at 7PM.

February 20, 2015
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Senator Klein and the IDC Have Seen the Light!

What You Should Know By State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District (718) 991-3161 Senator Klein and the IDC Have Seen the Light! You should know that on February 10, 2015 the Albany Times Union's Capitol Confidential reporter Matthew Hamilton published an article titled "IDC proposes banning outside incomes for legislators." In this article, Mr. Hamilton reports on a plan released by IDC Leader Senator Jeff Klein on behalf of the IDC (Independent Democratic Conference) that: "would not permit any state lawmaker to earn outside income." 

February 11, 2015
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Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins to be Honored at the African-American Abrazo

What You Should Know By State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District (718) 991-3161Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins to be Honored at the African-American Abrazo You should know that since 1976 when United States President Gerald Ford declared the month of February as Black History Month, every U.S. President since has followed suit, giving all Americans, elected officials and organizations one full month to host events and activities that recognize distinguished members of the African-American community. 

February 10, 2015
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WHAT ABOUT THE THREE MEN IN A ROOM?

What You Should Know By State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District (718) 991-3161 WHAT ABOUT THE THREE MEN IN A ROOM? You should know that we human beings have mastered the ability to create our own psychological defense mechanisms to point out other people's problems in order to cover up our own. This is the case of our beloved Governor Andrew Cuomo, who just released a 5-point reform plan for New York State's Legislators. 

February 4, 2015
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Another One Of My Bills, Signed By Governor Andrew Cuomo, Becomes Effective

What You Should Know By State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District (718) 991-3161 Another One Of My Bills, Signed By Governor Andrew Cuomo, Becomes Effective You should know that effective February 2, 2015, the Immigrant Assistance Service Enforcement Act has become law in New York State.  I sponsored this strong piece of legislation in the Senate to help protect families and individuals in New York from immigration assistance fraud, and Assemblyman Marcos Crespo sponsored it in the Assembly. The bill was signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. 

February 3, 2015
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Since 2009, I Have Been Trying to Prevent It

What You Should KnowBy State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District(718) 991-3161Since 2009, I Have Been Trying to Prevent ItYou should know that in order to prevent corruption and the temptation of elected officials from earning money from outside of their legislative salaries, back in 2009, which was six years ago, I introduced a piece of legislation, S.3149, which prohibits a member of the legislature from engaging in any outside paid activity during his or her term of office.  In other words, the New York State Legislature should be a full-time Legislature. See the attached copy of the bill.

February 2, 2015
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The Annual African-American Abrazo, Friday, February 20, 2015, 7:00 PM-12:00AM, Maestro's Caterers, 1703 Bronxdale Avenue, Bronx, New York, 10462

This event will recognize the Honorable Andrea Stewart-Cousins, New York State Senator; the Rev. Dimas Salaberrios, President, Concerts of Prayers, Greater New York; Ms. Neva Shillingford, Executive Vice President, 1199 SEIU; and, Mr. Abraham Jones, Executive Director at Claremont Neighborhood Centers, Inc.

January 30, 2015
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It Is Not Important Which Diaz The Governor Mentioned

What You Should Know By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District 718-991-3161 It Is Not Important Which Diaz The Governor Mentioned You should know that the name Ruben Diaz was once again pronounced by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo during the State of the State Address on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. 

January 26, 2015
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