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January 4, 2011
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January 4, 2011
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Martin Luther King, Jr. 2011 Greetings

­­On January 17, 2011, 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 all people of good will who follow Dr. King's example.

It has been over forty years since Dr. King was taken from us, so quickly and so violently. Yet, the manner in which he left us is not what I wish to dwell on today. 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.

January 4, 2011
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New Senate Majority is Costing New York State Money

January 4, 2010Press ReleaseFor Immediate ReleaseNew Senate Majority is Costing New York State MoneyAlbany, NY – State Senator Rubén Díaz today charged the new Senate Majority with costing New York State money.

“The new Senate Majority continues to authorize and encourage expenditures that the State cannot afford through its use of antiquated and outdated accounting methods,” stated Senator Díaz.

January 4, 2011
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Senator Díaz introduces and re-introduces 101 Pieces of Legislation

PRESS RELEASEJanuary 3, 2011FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAs you may know, the 2011-2012 Senate Session commences this Wednesday, January 5. Before session begins, I would like to present to you the 101 pieces of legislation that I have previously introduced and have re-introduced for the new legislative session.I call on my Republican colleagues to carefully consider these bills to ensure their swift passage.2011 Both Houses Bills, Prime Sponsored For: DíazSearch Results Count = 101Bill No.     S58    DIAZ -- Enacts the "behavioral health and long-term care act"

January 3, 2011
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Three King's Day Celebration

I'd like to invite you all to bring your children - ages 1 through 9 - to join us on Saturday, January 8th at 12noon for our Three Kings Celebration at PS 5 located on 149th Street and Jackson Avenue. The first 500 children who attend will receive a backpack filled with school supplies and a toy.on Saturday

January 8, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Three Kings Day

January 3, 2011

Three Kings Day

 Reverend Jessie Jackson used to preach a pro-life message that reminded all of an ancient Kenyan expression: “No one knows whose womb holds the chief.”  This means that taking the life of an unborn baby could mean that the world would miss out on a wonderful life.

As we prepare to celebrate the Feast of the Three Kings, I cannot ignore how important it is to be pro-child, pro-family and pro-life.

According to the Bible, King Herod saw the birth of Jesus as a threat.

January 3, 2011
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Open Letter from Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Board of Regents

January 3, 2011Dr. Merryl H. TischChancellorNew York State Board of Regents9 East 79th StreetNew York, New York 10075 Dear Chancellor Tisch:This letter is to express my strong opposition to budget cutting measures that are being proposed by the Elementary, Middle, Secondary and Continuing Education Committee to eliminate all Language Regents Exams with the exception of Spanish and French.I am against the elimination of these exams, and support their immediate reinstatement. It is my fervent belief that the New York State Board of Regents should be setting a standard of excellence in education by continuing to support the study of many languages, including Italian, Latin, Hebrew and German.

January 3, 2011
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It Stinks, by Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz

For Immediate ReleaseDecember 12, 2010It Stinksby Senator Reverend Ruben DiazKudos to Ms. Joanna Molloy from the New York Daily News for her sharp warning to us in Saturday’s column, New Yorkers rip Bloomberg on crash tax, say he's 'bleeding the middle class' dry.Her comparison of Mayor Bloomberg’s intention to allow the FDNY to bill drivers involved in accidents to the Emperor Nero’s tax on urine collectors may sound grotesque. According to history, Nero’s son complained about the gross nature of that tax. A gold coin was held high before him and a voice of authority stated: “This doesn’t stink.”

December 13, 2010
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SENATOR DIAZ CALLS ON THE MAYOR TO DO “THE RIGHT THING” FOR THE SCHOOLS IN HIS SENATORIAL DISTRICT

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 8, 2010

SENATOR DIAZ CALLS ON THE MAYOR TO DO “THE RIGHT THING” FOR THE SCHOOLS IN HIS SENATORIAL DISTRICT

Bronx, NY- State Senator Ruben Diaz announced that tomorrow the New York State Department of Education will release the names of the City’s failing schools.  Among them, Samuel Gompers High School, Banana Kelly High School, Bronx Academy High School, James Monroe High School, Christopher Columbus High School, School for Community Research and Learning, and Monroe Academy for Business and Law, which are in the 32nd Senatorial District, which he represents.

December 9, 2010
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New York State Senate Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus to Host Public Meeting on “The State of The Latino Women Entrepreneurs”

PRESS RELEASEFor Immediate ReleaseNovember 29, 2010

New York State Senate Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus to Host Public Meeting on “The State of The Latino Women Entrepreneurs”

Bronx, NY- State Senator Rubén Díaz, Chairman of the New York State Senate Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus, announced that the Caucus will host a Public Meeting to hear testimonies from interested individuals about The State of the Latino Women Entrepreneurs in New York State. “Oral and written testimonies related to issues and concerns, affecting Latino Women in business will be presented,” Sen. Diaz expressed.The meeting will take place on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 from 10 am to 1 pm, and will be held at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center – Auditorium, located at 234 East 149th Street, Bronx, NY 10451.

November 29, 2010
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New York State Senate Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus to Host Public Meeting on “The State of The Latino Women Entrepreneurs”

PRESS ALERTFor Immediate ReleaseNovember 22, 2010Contact: 718-991-3161New York State Senate Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus to Host Public Meeting on “The State of The Latino Women Entrepreneurs” Bronx, NY- State Senator Rubén Díaz, Chairman of the New York State Senate Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus, has announced that the Caucus will host a Public Meeting to solicit testimonies from interested individuals about The State of the Latino Women Entrepreneurs in New York State. “The public meeting will accept oral and written testimonies related to issues and concerns affecting Latino Women in business,” Sen. Diaz expressed.

November 23, 2010
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Statement regarding Special Session

November 22, 2010

For Immediate Release

Statement from State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

 

Bronx, NY – State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz released the following statement:

“Governor David A. Paterson has called the Legislature back to Albany on November 29, 2010 in order to address so-called ‘unfinished business’.

“I will be present for this session.

“What I will not do is vote for any more cuts, especially cuts that will harm senior citizens, the Black and Hispanic community, and our children’s education.

“I was re-elected with a strong mandate from my community to protect their services, not to cut them, especially during this holiday season.

November 22, 2010
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Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz Announces $3 Million in Capital Grants

November 22, 2010

For Immediate Release

Contact: Senator Rubén Díaz

 

 

Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz Announces $3 Million in Capital Grants

 

Bronx, NY - State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz (SD 32) today announced the availability of over $3 million in capital grants to twenty organizations in his district.

 

“I am proud to announce these much-needed grants,” stated Senator Díaz. “The organizations that will receive these capital funds provide extremely important services to the community. These grants will improve services, and ultimately, the beneficiaries are the people who live in the 32nd Senatorial District,” concluded Senator Díaz.

 

November 22, 2010
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November 19, 2010
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