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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

 

THE BOYCOTT AGAINST EL DIARIO LA PRENSA WORKED

 

November 1, 2013
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

 

WHY I OPPOSE CASINO GAMBLING LEGISLATION

You should know that when Senate Bill 5898, supported by Governor Andrew Cuomo and sponsored by Senator Bonacic, came to the Floor of the Senate to propose an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize casino gambling in New York State, I voted NO. When this vote came to the floor of the Senate on June 21, 2013, I was proud that seven of my colleagues: Senator Espaillat, Senator Hoylman, Senator Krueger, Senator LaValle, Senator Parker, Senator Perkins, and Senator Sanders all joined me and voted against this bill.

October 31, 2013
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Senator Ruben Diaz and Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda will Introduce Legislation to Protect Macy's Shoppers

New York State Senator Rev Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) and Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda (D-Bronx) will introduce legislation to “amend the general obligations law, in relation to requiring mercantile establishments to cease collections upon a court order finding of not guilty of larceny in mercantile establishments.” This legislation is in response to the growing number of news stories about people who have shopped at Macy’s and other stores and have been erroneously charged with shoplifting. 

October 31, 2013
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

The Daily News Just Couldn’t Resist!

You should all know that for years and years, I have been writing columns – just like this one – titled "What You Should Know.” While I am certainly no friend of the Daily News nor most of the media, from time to time, my columns appear in part or in their entirety in different publications.

October 29, 2013
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

District 32 Bronx County, New York

Tel 718-991-3161

 

IT IS ABOUT TIME TO INVESTIGATE MACY'S

You should know that there has been a lot of media hype about Macy’s and the lawsuit actor Robert Brown has brought against Macy’s for (allegedly) parading him through the store in handcuffs after he bought a $1350.00 watch for his mother. Mr. Brown’s case may very well be the tip of the iceberg as to what actually goes on inside Macy’s Herald Square Store, located on West 34th Street in New York City.

My dear friend and former legal counsel, Christopher Lynn, Esq. told me about his experience representing a Hispanic man who was arrested and accused of shoplifting at Macy’s two years ago.

October 28, 2013
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

District 32 Bronx County, New York

Tel 718-991-3161

Could You Imagine What Would Happen If They Did This In New York?

You should know that the New York Daily News published an article on October 23, 2013 by columnist Juan Gonzalez titled: “Citizenship of Haitians in Dominican Republic for decades threatened by court ruling.” His article began as follows: “The Dominican Republic's Constitutional Court ordered a government review of all birth certificates issued since 1929 for the purpose of determining how many Dominican-born children of foreigners were born 'in transit' and wrongly granted citizenship. Human rights advocates called it pure 'racism and xenophobia.'”

October 24, 2013
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

District 32 Bronx County, New York

Tel 718-991-3161

 

Do as I Say, Not as I Do

You should know that “Do as I Say, Not as I Do” appears to be the message that New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo is sending to every member of the State Legislature and to the people of New York.

We all know that the Moreland Commission, created by Governor Cuomo, was intended to investigate and end corruption in our State’s government and public programs. And we all know about all of the brouhaha that went along with the idea of this Commission, all of the high talk about how his Commission would be independent, and how freely his Commission Members would be able to go against anyone to weed out corruption.

October 16, 2013
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

District 32 Bronx County, New York

Tel 718-991-3161

Is There No Competent Hispanic to Serve as New York City's Next Police Commissioner?

You should know that Mayor Michael Bloomberg's days are numbered as Mayor of the City of New York. He has only a little less than three months before he's out of public office.

October 7, 2013
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CONGRESSMAN CHARLIE RANGEL AND BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT RUBEN DIAZ JR. TO ATTEND VETERAN’S FORUM

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 2, 2013

CONGRESSMAN CHARLIE RANGEL AND BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT RUBEN DIAZ JR. TO ATTEND VETERAN’S FORUM

United States Congressman Charlie Rangel and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. are among the elected officials that have confirmed their participation in the First Bronx Public Forum on Veterans Affairs to be conducted this Friday, October 4, 2013 from 9:00AM to 12:00 PM in the Auditorium of the Lincoln Hospital located at 234 East 149th Bronx, New York.

October 2, 2013
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NOTA DE PRENSA PRIMER FORUM DE VETERANOS EN EL BRONX

2 DE OCTUBRE DEL 2013

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

PARA PUBLICACION INMEDIATA

SEN. REV. RUBEN DIAZ

 

NOTA DE PRENSA

PRIMER FORUM DE VETERANOS EN EL BRONX

El Congresista Charles Rangel y el Presidente del Condado del Bronx Rubén Díaz, Jr. se encuentran entre los oficiales electos que han confirmado su participación al primer Forum publico sobre Asuntos de Veteranos en el Condado del Bronx.

October 2, 2013
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

Sheldon Silver has a driver … so what’s the big fuss?

You should know that the New York Post has spent a lot of time and resources on its writers and photographers to investigate New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s driver. On Sunday, September 29, Candice Giove’s article “Silver’s driver making wasteful Albany-NYC trips” accuses Speaker Silver of wasting New York taxpayer money that pays for his driver.

Why can’t the Assembly Speaker have a driver? What’s the big fuss?

September 30, 2013
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October 4, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Open Letter to Commissioner Sadik-Khan

Commissioner Janette Sadik-KhanDepartment of Transportation55 Water Street, 9th FloorNew York, NY 10041Dear Commissioner Sadik-Khan:This letter is to request your immediate attention to an urgent matter that is affecting and damaging many small businesses due to construction and repairs that are being done at and near the intersection of Westchester Avenue and Castle Hill Avenue in The Bronx. 

September 18, 2013
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

Credit Where Credit is Due

You should know that Roberto Perez, who serves as Bill DeBlasio’s Chief Public Affairs Consultant just blasted an email boasting “De Blasio wins Latino Vote with 41%”.

Mr. Perez’s email boasting Bill De Blasio’s lead in the Democratic ballot for New York’s mayoral primary stated: “In exit polls conducted by Edison Research, De Blasio trounced his rivals among all main demographic groups. He held sway among men (44%) and women (42%), whites (46%), blacks (44%) and Hispanics (41%), all the city's main religious communities and all age groups.”

September 13, 2013
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

Food Stamp Cuts Are Underway

You should know that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits are scheduled to end on November 1st. In the United States Congress, efforts are underway to cut food stamps - $40 billion in cuts over the next decade. One Member of Congress, Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.) who collected nearly $3.5 million in government farm subsidies from 1999-2012, defended his support for cutting food stamps by declaring: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.”

September 12, 2013
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Senator Diaz hosts Annual Family Day at Concourse Village!

Come join the residents of Concourse Village at their annual family day hosted by State Senator Ruben Diaz. There will be free food, entertainmente and music for the entire community!

Everyon is invited! Bring a friend!

September 6, 2013
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Is it Racism, Discrimination, or Plain Ignorance?

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

 

Is it Racism, Discrimination, or Plain Ignorance?

You should know that the most recent Quinnipiac University Poll, led by their Director, Maurice Carroll, is getting away with something no one else could have gotten away with in New York City in 2013.

You should know that Quinnipiac’s Maurice Carroll has been conducting periodic polling about New York City’s candidates by likely Democratic voters, and lo and behold, his most recent results include statistics for voters who are men, voters who are women, White voters, and Black voters.

September 4, 2013
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JOHN LIU AND ELLIOT SPITZER WITH HISPANIC MINISTERS

PRESS RELEASE

August 28, 2013

For Immediate Release

SEN. REV. RUBEN DIAZ

 

JOHN LIU AND ELLIOT SPITZER WITH HISPANIC MINISTERS

New York City Comptroller John Liu and former Governor Elliot Spitzer will be attending, The New York Hispanic Clergy Organization Meeting, this Thursday August 29, 2013.

The New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, which is presided by New York State Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz has been meeting, in a weekly basis, for the past 25 years. They meet every Thursday from 9:00 am-11:00 am in the Christian Community Neighborhood Church located at 1437 Longfellow Avenue between Jennings and Freeman in Bronx County.

August 28, 2013
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