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Senator Ruben Diaz meets with the Chinese Community Benevolent Assoc. (03/2006)

Senator Ruben Diaz meets with the Chinese Community Benevolent Assoc. in March of 2006, to plan for the April 2006 Great March in Solidarity with Immigrants led by the Senator. (From left to Right: Camella Price, Chief of staff to Sen. Diaz; Estela Figueredo, Ex. Dir. of the American Federation for the Immigrant; Senator Ruben Diaz; Mr. Eric Ng, President of CCBA; and Mr. Justin Yu, Board Member of the CCBA)

March 31, 2009
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Representatives of Binghamton University visit Senator Ruben Diaz (03/2007)

Representatives of Binghamton University visit Senator Ruben Diaz in Albany to discuss his support for TAP and other financial assistance programs for Students of New York State. March, 2007.

March 31, 2009
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Students from Stony Brook University visit Senator Ruben Diaz (03/2007)

Students from Stony Brook University visit Senator Ruben Diaz in Albany to discuss his support for TAP and other financial assistance programs for Students of New York State. March, 2007

March 31, 2009
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The Great Walk In Solidarity With Immigrants (04/01/2006)

State Senator Ruben Diaz cheers with thousands of people who are preparing to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge as part of 'The Great Walk In Solidarity With Immigrants' in New York April 1, 2006. (Seth Wenig/Reuters)

March 31, 2009
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Campaign for Summer Jobs (01/2008)

Senator Diaz meets with Youth from the Campaign for Summer Jobs in the Well of the Legislative Office Building in Albany this January 2008.

March 31, 2009
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United Federation of Teachers

A delegation of the United Federation of Teachers, led by Mr. Jose Vargas and representing Bronx teachers and parents, visits Senator Diaz in Albany to discuss the upcoming education budget and an array of school issues.

March 31, 2009
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Children's Health Fund and the South Bronx Health Center for Children & Families (03/2008)

Members of the Children's Health Fund and the South Bronx Health Center for Children & Families Meet with Senator Diaz in Albany, March 2008, to discuss his support for health and supportive services for Bronx families. (Standing: Elsie Rivera, Senator Diaz, Deirdre Byrne, Michael Lambert, and Jennifer Trevino, Sitting: Dr. Sharon Joseph).

March 31, 2009
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Community School 150 "Family Day" (06/2009)

Community School 150 Assistant Norma Sanchez, presents Senator Diaz with a plaque in appreciation of his continued support and sponsorship for CS 150's Family Day, celebrated this past June 2008.

March 31, 2009
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Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz Is Officially Sworn In (01/07/2009)

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.

March 31, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz's MTA Mailing to His Constituents

Dear Resident:

I write to inform you that together with Senate Majority Leader, Malcolm Smith, and the other Senators, we have submitted a plan to resolve the fiscal deficit of $1,128 billion dollars in the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).

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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz's MTA Mailing to His Constituents

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz's MTA Mailing to His Constituents

March 30, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz's MTA Mailing to His Constituents

Estimado Residente:

Les escribo para informarle que unido al Senador Malcolm Smith, Lider del Senado Estatal y los otros Senadores, hemos sometido un plan para resolver el problema fiscal de $1.128 billones de dolares en la Autoridad Metropolitana de Transporte (MTA).

March 30, 2009
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Senator Diaz Public Hearing 3/25/09

Senator Diaz speaks at the Senate Standing Committee on Aging public hearing, on March 25, 2009.

March 29, 2009
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Senator Diaz on Rules Reform - Session Comments

Senator Diaz on Rules Reform - Session Comments.

March 29, 2009
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Senator Diaz Comments on Judge Lippman

Senator Diaz Comments on Judge Lippman.

March 29, 2009
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New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Prescription Medication Bill Moves to Aging Committee for Vote

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Chairs Aging Committee Hearing on S1645

March 26, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Hold Public Hearings to Allow Seniors to Obtain Prescription Medication from Canada

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D- Bronx) will Chair a Public Hearing on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in Conference Room 6 of the Empire State Plaza – Concourse Level in Albany. This public hearing will accept oral and written testimony regarding Senate Bill 1645 introduced by Senator Diaz which creates the New York State Prescription Medication Cost Containment Program. The legislation is modeled after a successful program that was implemented by Schenectady County in 2005.

March 20, 2009
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Letter From Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz Applauding Ms. Susan Dominus And The New York Times For Shedding Some Light On The Plight Of Bronx Families Who Will Face Eviction Due To Governor Paterson’s Intent To Cut Funding For The Homeless

As you may already know, Susan Dominus of the New York Times has written an informative and eye opening article regarding the drastic impact that Governor Paterson’s proposed cuts to the Homelessness Prevention Program will have on New York families.

Senator Liz Krueger also raised important questions regarding these proposed cuts to Commissioner David Hansell of the NYS  Office Of Temporary & Disability Assistance during last Thursday’s human services budget hearing.

March 8, 2009
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NYS Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz Opposes Governor David Paterson’s Budget Cuts

As democrats, it is our responsibility to offer protection to the most needy, the poor, the elderly, our children and the handicapped in our community and the entire State of New York.

It is for this reason that I am surprised that a Democratic Governor is proposing budget cuts of 2 billion dollars to the State's budget that will directly hurt the most needy communities.

March 8, 2009
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Senator Rev. Diaz Announces $200,000.00 Grant For Clason’s Point Branch Library

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) is proud to announce that as a result of much effort and cooperation with his colleagues in Albany, legislation has been passed to award the Clason’s Point Branch Library with a construction grant of $200,000.00. The Clason’s Point Branch Library is located at 1215 Morrison Avenue in the 32nd Senatorial District.

March 5, 2009
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Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz And Assemblyman Ruben Diaz, Jr. Applaud Governor Spitzer’s Policy To Allow Immigrants To Obtain Drivers’ Licenses

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) and New York State Assemblyman Ruben Diaz, Jr. (D-Bronx) are delighted that New York Governor Eliot Spitzer has announced new Department of Motor Vehicles policy that will allow immigrants to apply for New York drivers’ licenses.

"I congratulate Governor Spitzer for this effort to permit undocumented immigrants to obtain drivers’ licenses," stated Senator Diaz, a Member of the Social Services, Children and Families Committee. 

February 17, 2009
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