WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOWBy Senator Rev. Rubén DíazDistrict 32 Bronx County, New YorkTel 718-991-3161Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Is Set to destroy The National Puerto Rican Day ParadeYou should know that since 1958, the National Puerto Rican Day Parade has been the greatest source of Puerto Rican unity in New York City. In good and bad times, this Parade has been the Number One symbol of Puerto Rican pride. The Parade draws more than one million people annually to celebrate Puerto Rico’s rich heritage and culture. All Puerto Ricans – even people like me who don’t march in Sunday parades – appreciate the magnitude of the day.
A Few Questions for Mayor Bill de Blasio Regarding the New York City Housing Authority
You should know that the problems within the New York City Housing Authority are among the biggest headaches that our new Mayor Bill de Blasio will have to confront during his tenure as New York City Mayor.
Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz Outraged by Farm Bill Passage and Cuts to SNAP (Food Stamps) for Needy Seniors. Where were our Congressional Representatives?
New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx), who serves as the Ranking Member of the New York State Senate Aging Committee, has released the following statement in response to today's passage of the Farm Bill (H.R. 2642) with cuts of about $8 billion from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly called the Food Stamp Program - over the next 10 years.
A Democratic Gimmick on the “Dream Act”: Do Nothing and Blame the Republicans
You should know that here in Albany, the Capital of the State of New York, where laws for the state are debated and approved, you will find some elected officials who are doing nothing to protect our poor and needy communities and instead blame the Republicans for their inaction and lack of courage to stand for what they promised their constituents during election time.
EXCLUSIVE: Pols pushing for changes to city and state laws after Daily News expose that crimes on Rikers inflate insurance costs
Following an expose last week by the News, state Sen. Ruben Diaz introduced a bill Wednesday that would force insurers to exclude statistics from corrections facilities when basing premiums on an area’s overall crime rate.
By Denis Slattery / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Friday, January 24, 2014, 2:30 AM
State Sen. Ruben Diaz introduced a bill that would force insurers to exclude statistics from corrections facilities when basing premiums on an area’s overall crime rate.
You should know that back in Biblical times, there were two cities, Sodom and Gomorrah, whose leaders were intolerant of anyone who would oppose their teachings and beliefs, to the point that the leaders would expel and commit physical violence against anyone who disagreed with them. The leaders of Sodom and Gomorrah demanded that its citizens should be tolerant of their beliefs.
On January 20, 2014, 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 to all people of good will who follow Dr. King's example.
On April 4, 1968, Dr. King was taken from us, much too quickly and much too violently. Yet, the manner in which he left us is not what I wish to dwell on as we commemorate his life. Rather, I believe it is important to reflect on the lessons he left us, the lessons of his life and the lessons of his legacy.