Thank you for your editorial in which you support my legislation (S.3149-Diaz/A.4704-Ball) to ban legislators’ outside income (Our View: Outlawing state legislators outside income a good idea). In response to your statement that “we haven’t found much for which to praise state Sen. Ruben Diaz, Sr.,” I would like to offer the following comments.
If your only concerns are gay marriage and abortion, then your statement bears some merit. I oppose gay marriage and I oppose abortion, and I always will.
New York State Senate Puerto Rican and Latino CaucusChair: Senator Ruben DiazPublic Hearing: The State of the Latino Women EntrepreneursPlace: Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, 234 East 144th Street, Auditorium, Bronx, New YorkTime: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PMMedia Contact: Ralph Morales (718) 991-3161
Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz Unites with Bangladeshi Americans
Against Hate Crimes
On Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 12:00 noon, New York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) and Community Organizer Luis Sepulveda, Esq., will hold a press conference with Mr. Mohobub Alom, President of the Bangladesh Society of The Bronx, to denounce the hate-crimes that continue to plague Bangladeshi Americans who live and work in the Parkchester community. The press conference will be held at Neerob’s Restaurant located at 2109 Starling Avenue in The Bronx.
Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Refuses for Hispanics to Forgo Leadership in the New York State Senate
Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-32) has issued the following statement in regard to the Democratic Primary results:
“As the Chair of the New York State Senate Puerto Rican/Latino Caucus, I must insist that since the voters of Senator Pedro Espada’s district have lost him as their Senator, New York’s Hispanic community must not also lose the leadership roles he had while in the State Senate.
Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Applauds DOT’s Immediate Approval of His Speed Hump Request to Protect Bronx Children
New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) issued the following statement after receiving notice of the immediate approval of a speed hump to be installed on the block where a five-year old boy was a victim of a hit and run this past August.
“On behalf of the family and friends of young Joshua Saunders, I must publicly thank the New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Sadik-Khan for her immediate approval of my request for a speed hump on East 214th Street in The Bronx.
Pastor Terry Jones Dove World Outreach Center 5805 Northwest 37th Street Gainesville, Florida 32653
Dear Pastor Jones:
This letter is to express my support for your statement today that your church will “not today, not ever” burn a Koran.
Holy Books and places of worship deserve to be respected. The Holy Books of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths – The Holy Bible, The Torah and The Koran – offer sacred teachings to people of faith throughout the world.