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Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz, Sr. to Celebrate Senior Citizens Day and Senior Citizen of the Year

May 4, 2010For Immediate ReleaseContact:  Cathy Bern-Smith (518) 455-2511

Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz, Sr. to CelebrateSenior Citizens Day and Senior Citizen of the Year

May 4, 2010
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May 3, 2010
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Statement from Senator Ruben Diaz Sr., Regarding the KEEP Act

Media StatementApril 27, 2010For Immediate Release

Statement from Senator Ruben Diaz Sr., Regarding the KEEP Act

“Losing even one teacher will hurt, but losing many teachers simply because they’re new to the job threatens our schools and would be devastating to the students in my district who need their passion, energy, and good ideas.

"If our schools must lay off teachers, the school community must have a say in who stays and who goes.

April 27, 2010
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GOVERNOR PATERSON EXPECTED TO SIGN THIRD-PARTY NOTIFICATION BILL

April 27, 2010For Immediate Release

GOVERNOR PATERSON EXPECTED TO SIGN THIRD-PARTY  NOTIFICATION BILLAlbany, NY - Legislation sponsored by Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) and Assemblyman George Latimer (D-Westchester) to provide senior citizens with the ability to designate third-party notification provisions on health care insurance policies is before Governor Paterson, awaiting his signature into law.

April 27, 2010
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Birthday wishes from Attorney General Andrew Cuomo

I would like to thank  the Attorney General for his kind wishes as I celebrate my birthday. 

April 26, 2010
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Overhaul Our Immigration Laws, Now

PRESS RELEASEApril 24, 2010For immediate Release

                            Overhaul Our Immigration Laws, Nowby Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz, Chair/New York State Senate Puerto Rican/Latino Caucus

April 26, 2010
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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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