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Senator Diaz’s Statement Criticizing Mayor Bloomberg And Other Elected Officials

It is a shame to see all those elected officials standing by Mayor Bloomberg’s side claiming “civil rights” for homosexuals to marry and at the same time keeping quiet and allowing Mayor Bloomberg to publicly violate the civil rights of a wheel-chair bound reporter.

It is a shame see how all of them remained mute while the billionaire-master abuses and humiliates Michael Harris, a physically challenged and wheel-chair bound reporter from The Examiner who was trying to earn a living.

April 17, 2009
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Hispanic Ministers to Meet And Discuss Homosexual Marriage

After the insistence of Governor David Paterson to introduce and impose homosexual marriage in the State of New York, the NY Hispanic Clergy Organization will convene a meeting to discuss the next steps to take.

According to Senator Diaz, "this meeting is being called to inform Ministers of Governor Paterson’s plans, the possibilities that marriage between men and men and women with women is approved or not, the options that we Hispanics, Catholics, Evangelicals and others have to prevent it, and what we have to do".

April 14, 2009
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Hispanic Ministers to Meet And Discuss Homosexual Marriage

After the insistence of Governor David Paterson to introduce and impose homosexual marriage in the State of New York, the NY Hispanic Clergy Organization will convene a meeting to discuss the next steps to take.

According to Senator Diaz, "this meeting is being called to inform Ministers of Governor Paterson’s plans, the possibilities that marriage between men and men and women with women is approved or not, the options that we Hispanics, Catholics, Evangelicals and others have to prevent it, and what we have to do".

April 16, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Letter from Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz to Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan

His EminenceArchbishop Timothy M. DolanArchdiocese of New York1011 First AvenueNew York, New York 10022

Your Eminence:

It is with great joy and respect that I write this letter to welcome you as the newly installed Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York. Your message of joy and hope has already touched the hearts of so many!

It would be a tremendous honor to greet you and welcome you to break bread with me and the 150 ministers who are members of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization.

April 11, 2009
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Public Hearing: Senate Standing Committee on Aging Notice of Public Hearing Wednesday, March 25, 2009

SUBJECT: S.1645, Diaz, et.al.

PURPOSE:   This public hearing will accept oral and written testimony regarding S.1645, Diaz, et.al., which will allow New York State  employees and retirees several options to obtain prescription drugs through a Canadian mail order company.

March 25, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Applauds State Budget

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-NY) announced that over $6.2 million in funding restorations and additions for senior programs have been secured in the SFY 2009-2010 budget. These programs assist seniors with important services such as nursing home advocacy and comprehensive adult day services.

April 5, 2009
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Open Letter to 8 NYC Council Members

April 5, 2009

To the Honorable Tony Avella, Honorable Simcha Felder,             Honorable Vincent Ignizio, Honorable Kenneth Mitchell,             Honorable Eric Ulrich, Honorable James Vacca,             Honorable Peter Vallone, and Honorable James Oddo:

April 4, 2009
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April 2, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Invites New Yorkers to Tune In to SenNet TV

On Friday, April 3, 2009 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., SenNet TV will broadcast the Committee on Aging Public Hearing chaired by New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx), that was held on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 in Albany. The purpose of this hearing was to  receive oral and written testimony on Senate Bill 1645 which creates the New York State Prescription Medication Cost Containment Program.

April 2, 2009
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Public Hearing: Senate Standing Committee on Aging: Notice of Public Hearing

Public Hearing Wednesday, March 25, 2009Senate Standing Committee on AgingSenator Ruben Diaz, Sr., Chair

Notice of Public HearingWednesday, March 25, 200910:00 a.m.Meeting Room 6Empire State Plaza- Concourse LevelAlbany, New YorkSUBJECT: S.1645, Diaz, et.al.

March 25, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Senator Diaz speaks on behalf of the Pelham Parkway Houses residents

Senator Diaz speaks on behalf of the Pelham Parkway Houses residents to demand that NYC continue to fund the Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC) for this area. This vital program brings an array of services to the elderly and the disabled.

March 31, 2009
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Senator Diaz and the PS 98 "You and I After School Program" (06/09/2006)

Senator Diaz is joined by Executive Director Miriam DiStefano, parents and students of the PS 98 You and I After School Program during its June 9, 2006 talent show.

March 31, 2009
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Senator Ruben Diaz celebrates with students from the St. Ignatius School

Senator Ruben Diaz celebrates with students from the St. Ignatius School at the opening of the new five-acre Barreto Point Park in the South Bronx.

March 31, 2009
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Senator Ruben Diaz and members of the Soundview Mature Adult Center

Senator Ruben Diaz and members of the Soundview Mature Adult Center discuss the summer’s Annual Morrison Avenue Festival, sponsored by Senator Ruben Diaz.

March 31, 2009
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Senator Ruben Diaz Celebrates Addition at Lincoln Hospital

Senator Ruben Diaz celebrates the addition of state-of-the-art radiology equipment at Lincoln Hospital. The Senator together with elected officials, Executive Director Jose Sanchez, Hospital Staff and community leaders welcome this addition, which will help to better serve the community.

March 31, 2009
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Senator Ruben Diaz at the Groundbreaking of Manida Ballfields

Senator Ruben Diaz leads elected officials, community leaders and area children during the recent groundbreaking of Manida Ballfields at Manida Street, Between Lafayette & Spofford Avenues in Hunts Point, The Bronx.

March 31, 2009
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Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz greets members of the NYS Assoc. of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services

Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz greets Bronx residents, members of the NYS Assoc. of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services in his Albany Office to discuss the Housing needs of persons with mental health problems or developmental disabilities.

March 31, 2009
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