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A Few Questions About Congestion Pricing Plans

As a State Legislator who is faced with deciding whether or not to approve the Congestion Pricing Plans proposed by the Mayor of the City of New York, I must ask: who is really going to benefit from these plans, and who is going to suffer from their impact? Although some media organizations, advocacy groups, and distinguished experts have come out in favor of these plans, as a representative of a core part of the South Bronx, which has been identified as the area with the highest asthma rates in the nation - I have some questions to ask.

June 15, 2007
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New York State Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz Opposes End Of Lyfe Programs

[Albany] New York State Senator  Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) strongly opposes plans to shut down the Martha Neilson School which is part of New York City’s LYFE/Living for the Young Family through Education Program for Pregnant and Parenting Students. Senator Rev.

June 12, 2007
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Letter To Mayor Michael Bloomberg From Senator Ruben Diaz

Mayor Michael BloombergCity HallNew York, New York 10007

Dear Mayor Bloomberg:

I write this letter to express my strong opposition to the New York City Department of Education’s plans to shut down the Martha Neilson School which is part of the New York City’s LYFE/Living for the Young Family through Education Program for Pregnant and Parenting Students.

June 11, 2007
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Glad To Welcome Senator Hillary Clinton To Hispanic Forum

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) is pleased that United States Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) will attend a Hispanic Forum on Friday, June 8, 2007 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM at the Repertory Theatre at Hostos Community College, located at 450 Grand Concourse in The Bronx."I am delighted that Senator Hillary Clinton has accepted the invitation of Bronx County Chairman, Jose Rivera, to attend this forum on immigration and other issues affecting the Hispanic community," stated Senator Rev. Diaz.

June 7, 2007
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Governor Spitzer Signs Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz’s Bill To Help Seniors

(ALBANY) New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer has signed into law Bill Number 3167 sponsored by Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx). This new piece of legislation authorizes appropriations for Senior Citizen pet companionship programs throughout New York State.

June 4, 2007
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New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Press Statement On The Shooting Of Fermin Arzu

I would like to begin this meeting by expressing my deepest sympathy to Mr. Fermin Arzu’s fiancée, Ms.

May 25, 2007
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz To Hold Meeting About Police Shooting Of Fermin Arzu

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) and the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization will be meeting on Thursday, May 24, 2007 at 10:00 AM at the Christian Community Neighborhood Church located at 1437 Longfellow Avenue between Jennings and Freeman Avenue in The Bronx to discuss the recent shooting of Mr. Fermin Arzu.  “My heartfelt condolences go out to Mr. Arzu’s fiancée, his children, his family and his friends,” said Senator Rev. Diaz.  Mr.

May 21, 2007
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Calls For Hispanic Elected Officials Not To Attend Monday’s Meeting With Hillary Clinton

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) is calling on Hispanic elected officials in Albany and throughout New York State not to attend Monday’s scheduled meeting with Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton where she expects to gain the endorsement of Governor Eliot Spitzer and all of New York State Democratic leaders.

May 12, 2007
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Disappointed With Senate Democrats

New York State Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) is disappointed that his colleagues in the Senate plan to gather today to criticize the recent ruling of the United States Supreme Court which outlaws the gruesome practice of partial-birth abortion."Even though I am Member of the Democratic Conference, on this issue today, this Conference is not representing me and many other Democrats who are opposed to partial-birth abortion," stated Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz.

May 8, 2007
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz And Cuny Citizenship And Immigration Project To Host Citizenship Now Immigration Assistance Day

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) and the CUNY Citizenship and Immigration Project will host a CITIZENSHIP NOW! Immigration Assistance Day event on Saturday, May 12, 2007 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Hostos Community College’s Multi-Purpose Room (Second Floor), located at 120 East 149th Street (at Walton Avenue) in The Bronx, New York Immigrants requesting assistance are urged to attend in order to avoid the scheduled fee increase, and will be offered free passport photos with their applications.

May 7, 2007
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Senator Rev. Diaz Joins Protest Of Local Restaurant To Demand Respect For The Community

In response to a community outcry, New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) will join with Mount Zion CME Church member Mr. Wayne Jones, ministers and community leaders at a press conference to protest the Great Wall Restaurant located at 1533 Watson Avenue in The Bronx on Thursday, May 3, 2007 at 12:00 noon."I cannot understand how a local restaurant can refuse pennies – which are US legal currency – as payment for food," said Senator Rev. Diaz.

May 2, 2007
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Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz Announces Special NYC Transit Bus Service To Universoul Circus

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D- Bronx) is happy to announce that his request for special event bus service for people traveling to the Universoul Circus at Orchard Beach between May 15th and May 20th has been approved by the MTA NYC Transit’s Division of Operations Planning.

A letter to Senator Rev. Diaz from MTA President Howard H. Roberts, Jr. stated: “We are happy to inform you that the New York City Transit will provide “special event” bus service to Orchard Beach to accommodate the customers who will be attending the Universoul Circus.”

April 30, 2007
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New York State Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz Rejects Governor’s Intention To Legalize Gay Marriage

New York State Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) opposes New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer’s bill to legitimize gay marriage in New York State, something the Governor considers to be a "simple moral imperative".

"This is a slap in the face to the millions of New Yorkers who support the moral, legal and traditional definition of marriage as between man and woman," Senator Diaz stated. "In the minds of millions of New Yorkers, legalizing gay marriage is against our religious beliefs."

April 27, 2007
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NYS Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz To Participate In Massive Demonstration

On Saturday, April 28 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM, New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) will rally against abortion and same-sex marriage on the steps of City Hall in Elizabeth, New Jersey, located at 50 Winfield Scott Plaza.

The demonstration will include members of the New York Hispanic Clergy Coalition, Evangelical Christians and other Americans who pledge to build momentum to organize religious leaders and people of faith to City Halls throughout the tri-state area and raise their voices on pro-life and pro-family matters.

April 27, 2007
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Presidential Candidates Ignore The Hispanic Vote

During this Presidential campaign cycle, candidates from the Minority and Majority Parties seem to be ignoring the Hispanic community and the Hispanic vote.  With some very exciting primaries in place, why does it appear that the Hispanics are being ignored?  Since Barack Obama entered the democratic primary, a lot of energy from both parties has gone to reaching out to the Black vote – which is good because it shows that the Black vote can no longer be taken for granted.  What about us?It’s time for the Hispanic leadership to fol

April 20, 2007
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Germany Consul General Reaches Out To Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz

This morning, New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) received a letter of thanks from the Consul General of Germany. The letter, written by Dr. Hans-Jürgen Heimsoeth, condemns a recent incident of a German Army instructor ordered a soldier to imagine himself facing hostile Blacks from The Bronx while firing his machine gun. The soldier has been dismissed, lost his rank and salary.According to the letter, "It contradicts the training standards of the German Army.

April 19, 2007
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Senator Diaz Applauds Supreme Court Decision On Abortion Ban

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) expressed his deep appreciation for the prudence and the wisdom of the United States Supreme Court.

April 18, 2007
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Senator Rev. Diaz To Encourage Summer Youth Jobs

On Monday, April 9, 2007 at 2PM, New York State Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) will join with NYS Assemblyman Ruben Diaz, Jr., and NYC Department of Youth and Community Development Commissioner Jeanne B. Mullgrav at the Phipps Technology Center to announce computer availability for online Summer Youth Employment Program applications.

April 9, 2007
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March 29, 2007
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