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Senator Klein and the IDC Have Seen the Light!

What You Should Know By State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District (718) 991-3161 Senator Klein and the IDC Have Seen the Light! You should know that on February 10, 2015 the Albany Times Union's Capitol Confidential reporter Matthew Hamilton published an article titled "IDC proposes banning outside incomes for legislators." In this article, Mr. Hamilton reports on a plan released by IDC Leader Senator Jeff Klein on behalf of the IDC (Independent Democratic Conference) that: "would not permit any state lawmaker to earn outside income." 

February 11, 2015
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Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins to be Honored at the African-American Abrazo

What You Should Know By State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District (718) 991-3161Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins to be Honored at the African-American Abrazo You should know that since 1976 when United States President Gerald Ford declared the month of February as Black History Month, every U.S. President since has followed suit, giving all Americans, elected officials and organizations one full month to host events and activities that recognize distinguished members of the African-American community. 

February 10, 2015
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WHAT ABOUT THE THREE MEN IN A ROOM?

What You Should Know By State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District (718) 991-3161 WHAT ABOUT THE THREE MEN IN A ROOM? You should know that we human beings have mastered the ability to create our own psychological defense mechanisms to point out other people's problems in order to cover up our own. This is the case of our beloved Governor Andrew Cuomo, who just released a 5-point reform plan for New York State's Legislators. 

February 4, 2015
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Another One Of My Bills, Signed By Governor Andrew Cuomo, Becomes Effective

What You Should Know By State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District (718) 991-3161 Another One Of My Bills, Signed By Governor Andrew Cuomo, Becomes Effective You should know that effective February 2, 2015, the Immigrant Assistance Service Enforcement Act has become law in New York State.  I sponsored this strong piece of legislation in the Senate to help protect families and individuals in New York from immigration assistance fraud, and Assemblyman Marcos Crespo sponsored it in the Assembly. The bill was signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. 

February 3, 2015
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Since 2009, I Have Been Trying to Prevent It

What You Should KnowBy State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District(718) 991-3161Since 2009, I Have Been Trying to Prevent ItYou should know that in order to prevent corruption and the temptation of elected officials from earning money from outside of their legislative salaries, back in 2009, which was six years ago, I introduced a piece of legislation, S.3149, which prohibits a member of the legislature from engaging in any outside paid activity during his or her term of office.  In other words, the New York State Legislature should be a full-time Legislature. See the attached copy of the bill.

February 2, 2015
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The Annual African-American Abrazo, Friday, February 20, 2015, 7:00 PM-12:00AM, Maestro's Caterers, 1703 Bronxdale Avenue, Bronx, New York, 10462

This event will recognize the Honorable Andrea Stewart-Cousins, New York State Senator; the Rev. Dimas Salaberrios, President, Concerts of Prayers, Greater New York; Ms. Neva Shillingford, Executive Vice President, 1199 SEIU; and, Mr. Abraham Jones, Executive Director at Claremont Neighborhood Centers, Inc.

January 30, 2015
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It Is Not Important Which Diaz The Governor Mentioned

What You Should Know By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District 718-991-3161 It Is Not Important Which Diaz The Governor Mentioned You should know that the name Ruben Diaz was once again pronounced by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo during the State of the State Address on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. 

January 26, 2015
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The 3 New Amigos – What’s the Difference?

What You Should KnowBy Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District718-991-3161

You should know that during the 2015 State of the State Address and the presentation of the Executive Budget for New York State, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his intentions to visit Mexico accompanied with Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. The Governor made this pronouncement with great fanfare and excitement, using a giant screen to show the three of them wearing Mexican hats with the caption: The 3 Amigos. 

January 22, 2015
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LOS NUEVOS TRES AMIGOS: ¿DIFERENTES EN QUE?

LO QUE USTED DEBE SABERPor el Senador Rev. Ruben DiazDistrito 32 Condado del Bronx, New York718-991-3161

Usted debe saber que durante el discurso del Estado y la presentación del presupuesto el Señor Gobernador Andrew Cuomo hizo mención de su intención de viajar en grupo a la Ciudad de Mexico acompañado del Presidente del Senado Dean Skelos y el Portavoz de la Asamblea Sheldon Silver. 

Lo interesante del asunto es que al hacer el anuncio del viaje a Mexico, con mucha fanfarria y retratos en una gigante pantalla, mostro retratos de ellos tres vestidos con sombreros mexicanos bajo el titúlo “Los Tres Amigos”. 

January 22, 2015
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Greetings from Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz as we celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On January 19, 2015, we celebrate the life and legacy of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. I extend warm greetings to my African-American brothers and sisters and to all people of good will who follow Dr. King's example.

On April 4, 1968, Dr. King was taken from us, much too quickly and much too violently. Yet, the manner in which he left us is not what I wish to dwell on as we commemorate his life. Rather, I believe it is important to reflect on the lessons he left us, the lessons of his life and the lessons of his legacy.

January 16, 2015
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