After learning about the difficult and embarrassing situation for which my senate colleague, Malcolm Smith is going through and after so many calls from members of the media asking for my comments I am herewith expressing my two cents.
You should know that out of so many Black and Hispanic elected officials in the New York State Legislature, this year, only two of them had the guts to show their complete dissatisfaction with Governor Andrew Cuomo by voting to reject every single part of the Governor’s Budget.
Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Leads Midnight Bus Vigil on Wheels
New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-NY) will lead the all-night vigil of thirty (30) buses sponsored by the National Organization for Marriage bound for Washington, D.C. to join the March for Marriage demonstration in front of the United States Supreme Court on Tuesday, March 26, 2013. The thirty (30) buses filled with Pentecostal ministers and members of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization will depart from various locations in New York at midnight, and gather at 9:00 AM in front of the United States Supreme Court.
New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) has introduced legislation to require the use of rear wheel guards on certain vehicles (S.4326). This bill comes in the wake of the tragic loss of 6-year-old Amar Diarrassouba, who was fatally struck and killed by a truck on February 28, 2013 at the intersection of 117th Street and 1st Avenue in East Harlem, while walking to school with his older brother.
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.