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Senate Aging Committee Moves Snap Bill Forward To Finance Committee

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz is pleased that Senate Bill S3340A   (Diaz, et.al.) was voted out of the Aging Committee during this morning’s meeting and has been reported to the Finance Committee with the hope of   being voted on by the Senate this session.   The goal of this legislation is to eliminate waiting lists for home delivered meals and to reduce the financial burden on local counties, many of   whom subsidize this state program with local taxpayer dollars.  

June 1, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Condemns Killing in Wichita

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz an Evangelical Pastor of the Christian Community Neighborhood Church in The Bronx, strongly condemns the killing of Dr. George Tiller of Wichita, Kansas. Senator Reverend Diaz stated, “As the President of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization and an Evangelical Minister, I have always opposed and will oppose the killing of unborn babies, especially the grisly procedure of “partial-birth abortion,”  done throughout the ninth month of pregnancy.  

June 1, 2009
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The Pfizer "MAINTAIN" Program

Click Here to View Pfizer Helpful Answers Website Link

How can this Program help?The Pfizer MAINTAIN Program (Medicines Assistance for Those who Are In Need) provides free Pfizer medicines to qualified patients, delivered right to their home. This newly created program can help eligible patients who have recently become unemployed and are currently uninsured continue receiving their Pfizer medicines.

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May 29, 2009
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Diaz Sr. Takes Credit For Shifting Opinions On Gay Marriage

By Elizabeth Benjamin "The Daily Politics" on May 27, 2009

A triumphant Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr. this morning claimed responsibility for a new poll that shows an increasing number of New Yorkers are opposed to the legalization of gay marriage and predicted the governor's program bill won't come to the Senate floor before the session ends next month.

May 27, 2009
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The New York State Senate Puerto Rican / Latino Caucus Celebrates President Obama's Nomination Today Of Justice Sonia Sotomayor To The United States Supreme Court

Members of the New York State Senate Puerto Rican/Latino Caucus are pleased and  proud that President Obama has selected Justice Sonia Sotomayor as his nominee for the United States Supreme Court.

May 26, 2009
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**Reminder** Hispanic Clergy To Conduct Anti Gay Marriage Rally

Organized by Radio Vision Cristiana International and the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, thousands of Hispanic religious believers will conduct a demonstration in front of the Manhattan Office of NYS Governor David Paterson, to protest the Governor’s insistence in introducing homosexual marriage in the State of New York.

This demonstration will take place on:

May 14, 2009
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Committee On Aging May 14, 2009 - Public Hearing

Committee On Aging May 14, 2009 - Public Hearing

May 13, 2009
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Senate Committee on Aging Public Hearing Live Video Feed

Click Here to view Senate Committee on Aging Public Hearing on Thursday, May 14, at 250 Broadway, NYC, 19th Floor at 1:00 p.m.

May 13, 2009
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Public Hearing: Senate Committee on Aging Public Hearing

State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz To Hold Public Hearing on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for Home Delivered Meals

May 14, 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz To Hold Public Hearing on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for Home Delivered Meals

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) will chair a Senate Committee on Aging Public Hearing on Thursday, May 14, at 250 Broadway, NYC, 19th Floor at 1:00 p.m. The hearing will accept oral and written testimony from the public regarding S.3340 (Diaz, et al), which seeks to fully fund the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for Home Delivered Meals for senior citizens.

May 12, 2009
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Hispanic Clergy To Conduct Anti Gay Marriage Rally

Organized by Radio Vision Cristiana International and the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, thousands of Hispanic religious believers will conduct a  demonstration  in  front  of  the Manhattan Office of NYS Governor David Paterson,  to  protest  the Governor's insistence in introducing homosexual marriage in the State of New York.

This demonstration will take place on:

May 17, 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Hispanic Clergy To Conduct Anti Gay Marriage Rally

Organized by Radio Vision Cristiana International and the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, thousands of Hispanic religious believers will conduct a  demonstration  in  front  of  the Manhattan Office of NYS Governor David Paterson,  to  protest  the Governor's insistence in introducing homosexual marriage in the State of New York.

This demonstration will take place on:

May 11, 2009
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Statement by NYS Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz re: National Institute of Health Funding of Destructive Embryonic Stem Cell Research

This letter is to express my strong opposition to the National Institute of Health (NIH) draft guidelines published on April 23, 2009 pursuant to Executive Order 13505 that would allow "funding for research using human embryonic stem cells that were derived from embryos created by in vitro fertilization (IVF) for reproductive purposes and were no longer needed for that purpose."

May 5, 2009
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N.Y.S. Senators To Meet With The Governor of Puerto Rico

Senator Malcolm Smith, Majority Leader of the State Senate, together with Senators: Rev. Ruben Diaz, Martin M. Dilan, Pedro Espada Jr., and Hiram Monserrate, will travel to Puerto Rico to complete a series of meetings with elected officials and discuss topics of importance, not only for the Puerto Rican’s and Hispanics, but for every resident of the State of NewYork.

April 28, 2009
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April 26, 2009
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Bronx Borough President Elect Ruben Diaz Jr. To Join Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Reverend Ruben Diaz Gardens

On Friday, April 24, 2009 at 12:00 noon, the newly elected Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., will join Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz, Mr. Sol Arker from the Arker companies, Ministers and community residents in a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to inaugurate Reverend Ruben Diaz Gardens located at  967 Kelly Street, corner of  Westchester Avenue in The Bronx.

April 23, 2009
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