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When Will We Hear from Our Democratic Leaders about Those Senators

by New York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz

Two years ago, Senators Hiram Monserrate, Pedro Espada, Carl Kruger and I formed a group that we called the Four Amigos. We met frequently – not in secret- all believing in transparency in government. We discussed how, as Democrats serving in the Senate Majority, we could initiate much needed change in the Senate to help our constituents. As Senators representing areas with growing Hispanic populations, we knew that our mission was long overdue.

January 26, 2011
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Senator Díaz Calls for Complete Transparency in Ethics Legislation

Albany, NY – State Senator Rubén Díaz today called for complete transparency in any ethics legislation that the Senate and Assembly may consider during the current session.

“When the last ethics bill was considered by the Senate, I was the only Senator who voted ‘no’.

“Why? Because the bill would have required transparency for everyone but the attorneys, and we all know the attorneys are the ones who make the big bucks.

January 24, 2011
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COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

24 de Enero de 2011

PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA

El Martes, 4 de Febrero de 1999, cuatro policías balearón un joven Africano de nombre Amadou Diallo.

Esto sucedió en el edificio número 1157 de la avenida Wheeler, aquí en el Condado de Bronx. Los cuatro policías le dispararón 41 balazos de los cuales 19 impactarón al joven Africano.

En aquella ocasión, los policías reclamarón defensa propia diciendo que Amadou Diallo se metio las manos en el bolsillo y ellos creyeron que lo que saco fue una pistola cuando en realidad Amadou Diallo lo que saco fue su cartera de bolsillo.

January 24, 2011
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SENATOR DÍAZ CALLS ON GOVERNOR CUOMO TO SUPPORT BILL BANNING LEGISLATORS’ OUTSIDE INCOME

PRESS RELEASEJanuary 18, 2011FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SENATOR DÍAZ CALLS ON GOVERNOR CUOMO TO SUPPORT BILL BANNING LEGISLATORS’ OUTSIDE INCOME

Albany, New York – State Senator Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) today called on Governor Cuomo to support a bill that he has reintroduced that would ban legislators from engaging in any outside paid activity during the legislators’ term of office (S.284).

January 18, 2011
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Democrat Colleagues: Let’s Grant His Wish

For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 17, 2011

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Democrat Colleagues: Let’s Grant His Wish

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) issued the following statement today in response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s threat that he will shut down the state’s government if the Legislature refuses to approve $10 billion in budget cuts:

“I am dismayed by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s public threat to shut down New York State’s government if we do not approve budget cuts that will most definitely hurt the poor, our children’s education, New York’s healthcare system, and our senior citizens.

January 18, 2011
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Our Children Do Not Deserve This!

For Immediate Release

January 4, 2011

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz and Community Leader Luis Sepulveda:

Our Children Do Not Deserve This!

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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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