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Earth Day

On Tuesday, April 20, 2010, the New York State Senate celebrated Earth Day by passing a number of important bills that will protect the environment both now, and more importantly, for generations to come.

April 22, 12:01 AM - 12:01 PM
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Senator Rubén Díaz Donates 32 State-of-the-Art Laptops to Students in the Bronx

PRESS RELEASEApril 21, 2010FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Senator Rubén Díaz Donates 32 State-of-the-Art Laptops to Students in the Bronx

State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) along with Ms. Lillian Rodríguez López, President of the Hispanic Federation, and Ms. Estelle Hans, Principal of the Collegiate Institute of Math and Science located at 925 Astor Avenue in the Bronx, will unveil a new computer lab for the students of the Collegiate Institute for Math and Science on Thursday, April 22 at 1:00 pm.

April 21, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Aging Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Aging Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr., Chair 11:30 AM, Monday, April 19, 2010 Room 307 LOB

April 19, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Senator Díaz Has Some Reservations About Agreement to Close ‘Rubber Rooms’

April 15, 2010For Immediate Release

Senator Díaz Has Some Reservations About Agreement to Close ‘Rubber Rooms’

Bronx, NY - State Senator Rubén Díaz, Sr. today remarked that he continues to have concerns about the agreement that was reached between New York City and the teachers’ union to close the so-called ‘rubber rooms’.

“Any time two sides can come to an agreement, especially regarding such a contentious issue as the ‘rubber rooms’, that is good news,” stated Senator Díaz.

April 15, 2010
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Keep Excellent and Effective Professionals in the Classroom

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

By Senator Rubén Díaz

Families living in my community in the Bronx confront and overcome enormous challenges every day. As budget negotiations play out upstate and in the City, it’s becoming increasingly clear that our community could be hit hard again and this time, it’s our children who will unjustly bear the brunt of the pain.

April 15, 2010
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Save our Teachers

SAVE OUR TEACHERS!

This Sunday, support the KEEP Act!

“Keep Excellent & Effective Professionals in the Classroom”

• State budget cuts will cause NYC to lose up to 8500 teachers

• “Last In, First Out” restrictions mean the last teachers hired are the first to lose their     jobs.

• Under current rules, some school districts could lose up to 20% of their teachers!

April 18, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Daily News Supports Senator Diaz Bill S7346

Daily News Editorial

April 14, 2010

Two city legislators have emerged as profiles in courage in Albany. Manhattan Assemblyman Jonathan Bing and Bronx Sen. Ruben Diaz have introduced revolutionary bills that would elevate the interests of New York school children over the hidebound, destructive contract rights of teachers.

The state's historic budget crisis is driving the Department of Education toward laying off more than 5,000 teachers. If that were to happen under the current rules, disaster would follow.

April 14, 2010
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April 12, 2010
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Senator Rubén Díaz to Chair Public Hearing on the Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act

For Immediate Release: April 8, 2010Cathy Bern-Smith, Policy Director: (518) 455-2511

Senator Rubén Díaz to Chair Public Hearing on theReauthorization of the Older Americans Act

April 8, 2010
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Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz today forcefully condemned the ongoing attack against the Catholic Church and Pope Benedict XVI.

For Immediate Release    April 6, 2010       Albany, NY

Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz today forcefully condemned the ongoing attack against the Catholic Church and Pope Benedict XVI.

April 6, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Aging Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Aging Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr., Chair 11:30 AM, Wednesday, April 7, 2010 Room 307 LOB

April 7, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz to Senator Schneiderman : Plagiarism is Illegal

Press ReleaseFor Immediate ReleaseApril 1, 2010

Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz to Senator Schneiderman : Plagiarism is Illegal !

New York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) is calling upon Senator Eric Schneiderman to come clean and admit that Senate Bill S7343 – legislation to crack down on immigration services fraud – was in fact plagiarized right from Senate Bill S7218, the Immigrant Assistant Service Enforcement Act, which Senator Rev. Díaz submitted to the Senate Codes Committee last week.

April 1, 2010
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SENATOR RUBÉN DÍAZ, GOVERNOR DAVID PATERSON AND CENSUS OFFICIALS CALL ON BRONX RESIDENTS TO COMPLETE AND RETURN CENSUS

PRESS RELEASEMarch 30, 2010For Immediate Release

SENATOR RUBÉN DÍAZ, GOVERNOR DAVID PATERSON AND CENSUS OFFICIALS CALL ON BRONX RESIDENTS TO COMPLETE AND RETURN CENSUS

2010 QUESTIONNAIRES 

Bronx, NY – To increase the number of returned census forms, New York State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz will be conducting a rally together with Governor David Paterson, elected officials, Census Officials and other dignitaries at Hunts Point Train Station on 163rd St. and Southern Boulevard. 

March 30, 2010
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Meeting with U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

March 29, 2010For Immediate Release

State Senator Rubén Díaz, Sr. and the New York State Senate Advisory Council for Senior Issues to meet with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

March 29, 2010
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Senator Díaz Announces Restoration of Funds to Senior Centers Albany, NY

March 24, 2010For Immediate Release

Senator Díaz Announces Restoration of Funds to Senior Centers Albany, NY

State Senator Rubén Díaz, Sr. Chairman of the Senate Committee on Aging today announced that the recently-adopted Senate Budget Resolution contains a provision, which he fought for, that effectively restores $25 million for senior centers in New York City.

March 24, 2010
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Senate Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus to Meet with Governor Paterson

For Immediate ReleaseMarch 22, 2010

Senate Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus to Meet with Governor Paterson

Albany, NY- State Senator Rubén Díaz, Sr., Chairman of the New York State Senate Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus today announced that the Caucus will meet with Governor David A. Paterson today at 4:00 p.m. in the Governor’s office in the Capitol.

March 22, 2010
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