It appears that State Senators Stephen Saland, Mark Grisanti, James Alesi and Roy McDonald sold their votes to the Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg for $10,300 each.
At least this is the impression and feeling everyone is getting by reading the city newspapers that two weeks after their vote, Mayor Bloomberg, who previously declared his intentions to support and help finance any senator who would vote in favor of gay marriage and complied with his edict, sent a check to each one of them for the maximum amount allowed by law.
During the past two weeks, I have worn a badge of honor as the only Democrat in the New York State Senate to oppose Governor Andrew Cuomo's legislation to redefine our definition of marriage from one man and one woman.
Christians are never afraid to be alone because we know that we are never alone.
I have been blessed the past two weeks with an outpouring of support from countless New Yorkers who have embraced me on the street, called me, written to me, and posted online thanking me for standing strong for my convictions. These include:
On June 24th I voted my conscience and opposed Governor Andrew Cuomo's key piece of social legislation in the New York State Senate that redefines our marriage laws away from the traditional definition of one man and one woman. I was the only Democrat in the Senate to vote against this legislation, and I wear my vote as a badge of honor.
NEW YORK - Bronx state Senator Ruben Diaz, the lone Democrat to vote against landmark the gay marriage bill in New York, reflected on the defeat Monday, saying Christians need to organize better against gay marriage and support candidates who share their values.
Diaz, one of the 29 senators who voted "no" on the gay marriage legislation, is known as one of the most vocal opponents against the bill. He held a massive rally against the bill weeks before it was introduced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to the state Legislature. When the bill was introduced for a vote Friday, he was also the only senator to speak against the bill on the floor.
Sorpresas te da la vida, la vida te da sorpresas, los Repúblicanos siempre han sido criticados por siempre defender los ricos y tirarle a los pobres, pero parece que la tortilla se ha virado y ahora son los Repúblicanos defendiendo a los pobres y los Demócratas defendiendo a los ricos y millonarios.
Las leyes de Protección y Estabilizacion del Control de Rentas del Estado de New York se han hecho con el proposito de protejer a los pobres, necesitados y todo aquel que no puede pagar una renta exhorbitante.
Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz along with Thousands of Evangelicals Will march in the Evangelical Children’s Parade
State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz states that with more than 50 floats, marching bands, and displays of biblical passages, thousands of Evangelical Christians will march in The Evangelical Children’s Parade which will be held this Saturday, June 18 at 12:00 pm throughout Third Avenue, from 97th Street to 118th Street in “El Barrio”, the heart of the Hispanic community.
Men, women and children will march in support of their moral, traditional and family values.
El Senador Rev. Rubén Díaz publicó la siguiente declaración:
“Es terrible ver la forma doble de juzgar que usa la Oficina del Procurador General Eric Schneiderman cuando se trata de la supuesta corrupción de los funcionarios electos y las personas que contribuyen con su dinero a su campaña contra la forma en que tratan al Gobernador del Estado de Nueva York y sus donantes.
It's just appalling to see the double standard used by the Office of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman when dealing with alleged corruption by elected officials who serve as legislators and his or her donors versus the way he deals with the New York's Governor and his donors.
When an elected official is accused of favoritism in assigning funds to community groups in his or her district or helping a friend who donates to his or her campaign, the office of the Attorney General and the press will immediately call for an investigation and such elected official or community group will be accused of hanky panky.
“Abrazo Boricua” Honrara al Desfile Nacional de Puerto Rico
y los Alcaldes de Puerto Rico
El Senador Rev. Rubén Díaz celebrara un banquete en honor al Desfile Nacional de Puerto Rico y los Alcaldes de Puerto Rico.
Este banquete, “El Abrazo Boricua en New York,” solamente por invitación, se llavará a cabo en el Restaurant Maestros, localizado en el 1703 Bronxdale Avenue en el Condado del Bronx este Jueves, 9 de junio de 8:00 pm a 1:00 am.