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Sen. Ruben Diaz is Officially Sworn In as Member of the New York State Senate

Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz is officially sworn in to his seat as Member of the New York State Senate by Senior Associate Judge of the Court of Appeals, The Hon. Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick, while joined by assemblyman Ruben Diaz Jr,. and Assemblyman and Bronx County Chairman Carl Heastie. The ceremony took place on Wednesday, January 7th, 2009 in the NYS senate Chambers.

January 7, 2009
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Statement By NYS Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz In Response To Mayor Bloomberg’s Budget Cuts To City Agencies

Mayor Bloomberg continues to implement his gentrification program for New York City through this new round of budget cuts. The Mayor’s cuts will impact poor communities, low income families - many Black and Hispanic New Yorkers - and our senior citizens. The latest economic crisis was caused by greed, and Mayor Bloomberg, once again, is ever so quick to use another opportunity to cut the services and programs that less fortunate New Yorkers need.  It’s his way of telling the poor: we don’t care about you.

January 1, 2009
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Three Kings Will Visit Bronx Children

New York State Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz, Assemblyman Ruben Diaz Jr., Affinity Health Plan and the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, will be celebrating the Visit of the Three Kings with free toys for the first 1000 children between the ages of 1 and 10 years of age. This year’s celebration will take place on Saturday, January 3, 2009 at 12:00 noon in the auditorium of P.S. 5 located at the corner of Jackson Avenue and 149th Street in The Bronx.

December 30, 2008
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An Example That Can And Should Be Followed

By choosing the Reverend Rick Warren to offer the invocation during his Swearing In Ceremony as the 44th President of the United States of America, President-Elect Barack Obama has set an example that many leaders of the Democratic Party should follow.

Reverend Rick Warren is the Evangelical Pastor of the Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. He is also an opponent of homosexual marriage and the author of the best selling book, "A Life with a Purpose".

December 21, 2008
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For The Record - By Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz

For the Record

I need to state exactly what I told Liz Benjamin from the NY Daily News this past Tuesday evening because some of the important facts that I told her were not reported:

I told Liz Smith that the gay community has been jamming my office phone line and making threats to me and my staff. I told her that I am very angry that my office has received phone calls threatening my life and calling the women on my staff "whores" and "bitches". I told her that to add to those names, Ed Koch called us rats.

December 11, 2008
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In Total Disagreement With El Diario La Prensa By Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz

One more time, I need to take the opportunity to express my disagreement with El Diario la Prensa "the champion of the Hispanic community" and its editorial of Sunday, November 30, 2008.

December 1, 2008
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Thanksgiving Celebration For 2000 Seniors In The Bronx With State Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz & Assemblyman Ruben Diaz Jr.

Governor David Paterson and Senator Malcolm Smith are among the dignitaries invited  to the Thanksgiving Celebration for 2000 seniors hosted by Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz and Assemblyman Ruben Diaz Jr.

Senator  Ruben  Diaz  and his son, Assemblyman Ruben Diaz Jr., represent 20 senior  centers  in  their  respective  districts  combined,  and they have selected  2000  seniors  from these 20 different centers for each senior to receive  a $15.00 voucher to use towards their thanksgiving dinner purchase at local participating supermarkets.

November 24, 2008
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Statement From NYS Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz

To clear the air and avoid any misunderstandings, there is a commitment – a handshake commitment - between Senator-elect Espada, Senator Kruger, Senator-elect Monserrate, and myself that we will not do anything until we meet Tuesday, November 11, 2008, and that any decision will be made public by the four of us after said meeting.

November 10, 2008
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Benevolent Dictator

By New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz

Michael Bloomberg’s efforts to remain in office for a third term seems like nothing but a cynical attempt to capitalize on the Wall Street crisis and tap into the same sentiment of fear that motivated suggestions to keep Mayor Giuliani’s benevolent guiding hand in place beyond his mayoral term.

October 6, 2008
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Pastors Can Speak Out On Election Issues Without Risking Church Tax-exempt Status

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Washington, DC - Pastors and church leaders do not need to violate IRS regulations on political activity in order to impact the 2008 elections. There are a wide variety of permissible activities that will activate voters and encourage them to vote according to biblical values. 

September 29, 2008
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Senator Diaz Calls On Governor Paterson To Support Legislation To Require Credit Card Companies To Pay All Sales Taxes Collected Directly To The State

NYS Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz is calling upon Governor Paterson to support Senate Bill 774: an act to amend the tax law, in relation to requiring issuers of credit cards and debit cards to pay and collect sales and use taxes and pay such taxes directly to the commissioner of the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance.

September 24, 2008
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Responds To Senator John Kerry’s Remarks

          New York State Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) shares the sentiment of many American families who have loved ones serving in the military and in Iraq who believe that US Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) owes them an apology for his recent remarks.

          Earlier this week, Senator Kerry told City College students in California that if they did not attend college and do well, their only alternative would be a future fighting as a soldier in Iraq.

September 10, 2008
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Statement From Senator Diaz: My Two Cents In Helping The Governor Solve New York State’s Fiscal Crisis

New York State Governor David Paterson is facing serious fiscal challenges with our State’s next budget, and has some difficult decisions to make regarding this enormous projected deficit. Herewith, I am adding my two cents and sharing my ideas with the Governor.

 

August 12, 2008
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Hispanic Ministers To Hold A Demonstration Against The Increase In Oil & Gas Prices

The New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, presided by Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz, together with elected officials, will hold a press conference /demonstration to protest the increased prices of gasoline.

This demonstration will take place on Thursday, July 31st 2008, from 12:00- 1:30 PM, at the Times Square Triangle, located at 7th Avenue and 42nd Street in Manhattan.

July 28, 2008
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Open Letter To Mr. Bob Kappstatter

July 22, 2008

Mr. Bob KappstatterNY Daily NewsPO Box 3316New York, NY 10116

 Dear Mr. Kappstatter:

I hope that this letter finds you in good health, enjoying the summer and the power of your pen.

Today, I have a wish, that once and for all you write the truth about me. In the past you have called me a drug dealer, a liar, and today, Tuesday, July 22, 2008, a thief.

July 22, 2008
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A Night Of Dominican Embrace In The Bronx

The 3rd annual Night of Dominican Embrace in the County of the Bronx will take place this Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008, at 7:00 p.m., in the elegant hall of Maestros Caterers, located at 1703 Bronxdale Avenue, off Morris Park Avenue, in The Bronx.

This event, sponsored by Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz, Assemblyman Ruben Diaz Jr., and Christian Community Benevolent Assoc., is a prelude to the Great Bronx Dominican Day Parade and in recognition of the tremendous contributions of Dominicans in our communities.

July 21, 2008
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NYS Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz And Assemblyman Ruben Diaz Jr., Support Dominican Candidate For Bronx Assembly Seat

"After the resignation of Assemblyman Luis Diaz, who represents the 86th Assembly District in the Bronx, we will have an opportunity to elect the first Dominican-American Assemblyman in this borough. We are proud to support Mr. Hector Ramirez, the person best qualified and prepared to fill this vacancy" said Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz and Assemblyman Ruben Diaz, Jr.

 

July 17, 2008
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Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz Criticizes Governor David Paterson And The NYS Office Of Children & Family Services

As a member of the New York State Senate, President of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, and Pastor of the Christian Community Neighborhood Church, Senator Diaz once again criticizes Governor David Paterson for his latest executive order.

This week, Governor Paterson has quietly issued another executive order, this time to require all juvenile detention centers in the State of NY, to purchase and distribute panties and bras to any male juvenile who considers himself to be a female.

June 18, 2008
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New York Hispanic Clergy To Defend Traditional Marriage In Albany And Washington, DC

On Thursday, June 19, 2008, at 10:00am New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz will be joined by legislators, Members of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, and ministers from throughout the State at the New Yorkers’ Family Research Foundation’s Power in the Pulpit Initiative Day in Albany.

June 17, 2008
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Statement From NYS Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz Regarding Governor Paterson’s Decision To Recognize Out Of State Same Sex Marriages

As a New York State Senator representing the 32nd Senatorial District in Bronx County, President of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization and Pastor of the Christian Community Neighborhood Church, I am very disappointed with Governor Paterson’s decision to recognize same sex marriages from other states.

May 30, 2008
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