May 25, 2010For Immediate ReleaseContact: 718-496-4793
Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz, Sr. designatesLillian Rodriguez-Lopez as a 2010 Woman of Distinction
Albany, NY - State Senator Rubén Díaz, Sr. will honor Ms. Lillian Rodriguez-Lopez as a 2010 Woman of Distinction today with a Senate Resolution when the Senate convenes at 3:00 p.m. The Annual Women of Distinction celebration is a time to honor outstanding women whose contributions have enriched the quality of life in their respective communities.
“I am proud and honored to nominate Ms. Lillian Rodriguez-Lopez as a 2010 Woman of Distinction,” stated Senator Díaz. “I can think of no one who is more deserving than she to receive this honor,” he continued.
Ms. Rodriguez-Lopez serves as the President of the Hispanic Federation, a non-profit membership organization serving more than 90 Latino health and human services agencies in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Since 1996, when she first joined the Federation as Vice-President, the association has increased its organizational capacity to serve an ever-growing network of member agencies and respond to the Latino community’s needs both locally, and across the country.
May 24, 2010For Immediate ReleaseNew York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz Celebrates El Diario la Prensa’s Editorial
New York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) is deeply honored to receive the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Recognition from the Puerto Rican Day Parade Committee, despite El Diario la Prensa’s recent editorial disappointment in this selection.
In response to El Diario la Prensa’s editorial that appeared in their Saturday, May 22 edition,Senator Reverend Diaz issued the following statement:
Senate Resolution No. 5167BY: Senator DIAZ COMMEMORATING the 2nd Anniversary of Dr. Ma Ying-jeou's Presidency of Taiwan WHEREAS, May 20, 2010, will mark the 2nd Anniversary of Dr. MaYing-jeou's inauguration as the 12th President of the Republic of China(Taiwan); and
Friday May 28th Public Meeting: " POSTPONED NEW DATE TBD "Senate Puerto Rican and Latino CaucusChair: Senator Ruben DiazPublic Meeting: The State of the Latino Women EntrepreneursPlace: Senate Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, New YorkTime: 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.Contact: Ralph Morales (718) 991-3161Media Contact: Ralph Morales (718) 991-3161ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY
Media StatementApril 27, 2010For Immediate Release
Statement from Senator Ruben Diaz Sr., Regarding the KEEP Act
“Losing even one teacher will hurt, but losing many teachers simply because they’re new to the job threatens our schools and would be devastating to the students in my district who need their passion, energy, and good ideas.
"If our schools must lay off teachers, the school community must have a say in who stays and who goes.
GOVERNOR PATERSON EXPECTED TO SIGN THIRD-PARTY NOTIFICATION BILLAlbany, NY - Legislation sponsored by Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) and Assemblyman George Latimer (D-Westchester) to provide senior citizens with the ability to designate third-party notification provisions on health care insurance policies is before Governor Paterson, awaiting his signature into law.