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For all those Senators and legislators who are calling to condemn Senator Hiram  Monserrate and demand that he is ousted from the Senate, where were you all when Senator John Sabini was convicted of drunk driving?  Senator Monserrate did not hide behind a plea. Senator Sabini did. Senator Monserrate was found guilty of trying to do good by forcing his girlfriend togoto the hospital for treatment. 

October 16, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Condemns Brutal Attack of Jack Price

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) condemns the recent brutal attack of 49-year old Jack Price by two young Hispanic men, Daniel Aleman Daniel Rodriguez.  Mr. Price was attacked on a deserted street in Queens because he is gay.  

October 14, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Demands Immediate Review of Sexual Assault with Umbrella of Inmate

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) fired out a letter to New York State Inspector General Joseph Fisch to demand an immediate review of the recent sexual assault on a prison inmate who wrote the Senator pleading for help.

October 14, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Thanks Governor Paterson for Quickly Signing Nixmary Brown Bill into Law

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-NY) announced his appreciation that Governor David Paterson has signed into law Senate Bill 6091, better known as the Nixmary Brown Bill.  Under this new law, if a person abuses a child and causes their death in a cruel and wanton manner, they will be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole.

October 9, 2009
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New York Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Discourages Anti-Immigrant Efforts to Undermine 2010 Census

On October 8, 2009 at 10AM, New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) and the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization will launch a campaign to encourage all Hispanics to be counted in the 2010 Census and to oppose any effort to undermine the census count by boycotting it.

October 8, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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New York Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Discourages Anti-Immigrant Efforts to Undermine 2010 Census

On October 8, 2009 at 9AM, New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) and the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization will launch a campaign to encourage all Hispanics to be counted in the 2010 Census and to oppose any effort to undermine the census count by boycotting it.

October 6, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Join Demonstration in Favor Immigration Reform

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) and the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization will be joining thousands of people at a prayer vigil on Saturday, October 10, 2009 at 12:00 noon in front of the Castle Clinton National Monument in New York City’s Battery Park.  This prayer rally has been organized by Radio Vision Cristiana, Int’l.

October 10, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Join Demonstration in Favor Immigration Reform

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) and the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization will be joining thousands of people at a prayer vigil on Saturday, October 10, 2009 at 12:00 noon in front of the Castle Clinton National Monument in New York City’s Battery Park.  This prayer rally has been organized by Radio Vision Cristiana, Int’l.

October 5, 2009
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Sen. Diaz funds Mott Hall V SMART boards / Photo by Victor Chu

by DANIEL BEEKMAN/ Bronx Times Months ago, Senator Ruben Diaz had no idea what a SMART Board was. Today, Diaz is determined to put SMART Boards in classrooms throughout the 32nd Senate District: Soundview, Castle Hill, Hunts Point, Longwood, Parkchester and west Pelham Parkway.

Diaz visited the Mott Hall V middle school on Tuesday, September 22 to bless seven new SMART Boards, some of the first granted to School District 12. Diaz funded the SMART Boards as a member item via the Hispanic Federation.

“I plan to do this at every school in my district,” Diaz said.

October 5, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Attends Casita Maria Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz joins with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., Casita Maria Executive Director Sarah Calderon, Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, Councilmember Annabel Palmer, and government and community leaders at the ribbon cutting and Grand Opening Celebration for the Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education, located at 928 Simpson Street. 

October 2, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Reminds New Yorkers that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Early Detection is Key to Breast Cancer SurvivalNew York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) will be sponsoring three events during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to encourage women in his district to get mammograms. Senator Diaz has arranged for the St. Barnabas Hospital mobile mammogram van to be at: the Parkchester Library on Saturday October 10th; 607 Concord Avenue/Senior Housing on Monday October 19th (from 9am - 1pm); and 1148 Elder Avenue/Mt Zion Church on Monday October 26th (from 9am - 1pm)

October 1, 2009
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September 24, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Convene First State Senate Aging Advisory Council

For Immediate Release  New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) will convene the first New York State Senate Aging Advisory Council on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 from 10:00AM – 2:00PM at the Council of Senior Centers and Services located at 49 West 45 Street in New York City. 

September 23, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Convene First State Senate Aging Advisory Council

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) will convene the first New York State Senate Aging Advisory Council on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 from 10:00AM  – 2:00PM at the Council of Senior Centers and Services located at 49 West 45 Street in New York City.  

September 23, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony At Mott Hall V Middle School

On Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 12:00 noon, Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) and Lillian Rodriguez, Executive Director of the Hispanic Federation will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Mott Hall V Middle School, located at 1551 East 172nd Street in The Bronx to inaugurate seven SMART Boards that they have donated to the school.

September 22, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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September 18, 2009
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Senator Rev Ruben Diaz and Mrs. Leslie Diaz to be honored by Westchster/Putnam Right to Life

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz and Mrs. Leslie Diaz will be honored for their dedication, leadership and untiring efforts in the defense of the sanctity of human life.

October 16, 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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New York State-wide Senior Action Annual Convention

As Chairman of the New York State Senate Committee on Aging I look forward to working with this grassroots organization of seniors advocating for seniors. 

October 13, 12:00 AM - October 14, 12:00 AM
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Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz speaks on the Senate Floor during September 10 Session about Senate Bill S2550

Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz is the sponsor of Senate Bill S2550 which provides that issuers of debit and credit cards shall pay sales and user taxes directly to the state tax commissioner.

September 16, 2009
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