New York State Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) shares the sentiment of many American families who have loved ones serving in the military and in Iraq who believe that US Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) owes them an apology for his recent remarks.
Earlier this week, Senator Kerry told City College students in California that if they did not attend college and do well, their only alternative would be a future fighting as a soldier in Iraq.
New York State Governor David Paterson is facing serious fiscal challenges with our State’s next budget, and has some difficult decisions to make regarding this enormous projected deficit. Herewith, I am adding my two cents and sharing my ideas with the Governor.
The New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, presided by Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz, together with elected officials, will hold a press conference /demonstration to protest the increased prices of gasoline.
This demonstration will take place on Thursday, July 31st 2008, from 12:00- 1:30 PM, at the Times Square Triangle, located at 7th Avenue and 42nd Street in Manhattan.
The 3rd annual Night of Dominican Embrace in the County of the Bronx will take place this Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008, at 7:00 p.m., in the elegant hall of Maestros Caterers, located at 1703 Bronxdale Avenue, off Morris Park Avenue, in The Bronx.
This event, sponsored by Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz, Assemblyman Ruben Diaz Jr., and Christian Community Benevolent Assoc., is a prelude to the Great Bronx Dominican Day Parade and in recognition of the tremendous contributions of Dominicans in our communities.
"After the resignation of Assemblyman Luis Diaz, who represents the 86th Assembly District in the Bronx, we will have an opportunity to elect the first Dominican-American Assemblyman in this borough. We are proud to support Mr. Hector Ramirez, the person best qualified and prepared to fill this vacancy" said Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz and Assemblyman Ruben Diaz, Jr.
As a member of the New York State Senate, President of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, and Pastor of the Christian Community Neighborhood Church, Senator Diaz once again criticizes Governor David Paterson for his latest executive order.
This week, Governor Paterson has quietly issued another executive order, this time to require all juvenile detention centers in the State of NY, to purchase and distribute panties and bras to any male juvenile who considers himself to be a female.
On Thursday, June 19, 2008, at 10:00am New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz will be joined by legislators, Members of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, and ministers from throughout the State at the New Yorkers’ Family Research Foundation’s Power in the Pulpit Initiative Day in Albany.
As a New York State Senator representing the 32nd Senatorial District in Bronx County, President of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization and Pastor of the Christian Community Neighborhood Church, I am very disappointed with Governor Paterson’s decision to recognize same sex marriages from other states.
Congressman Vito FossellaUnited States Congress2453 Rayburn House Office BuildingWashington, DC 20515
Sent by fax to 202/226-1272
Dear Congressman Fossella:
In light of the serious controversy you are experiencing, I would like to clearly point out something that has been overlooked that you deserve to be credited for, and that is the fact that you supported Retired Air Force Col Fay’s decision to allow her baby to live, and that you have been involved in your child’s life.
NYS Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz will join homeowners from Freeman Street in The Bronx, to denounce the poor construction of so-called affordable homes by Tri-Plus II Construction Corp. These homeowners, as have so many other low income and minority individuals over recent years, have seen their “new” homes deteriorate before the first year of moving in.
New York State Senator Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) calls upon New York City Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Kelly to explain why Sean Bell was gunned down this weekend by New York undercover Police Officers.
Senator Ruben Diaz extends his deepest sympathy to the family of Sean Bell, whose life ended when five New York City Police Officers discharged more than 50 bullets toward him and members of his wedding party.
New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz called State Supreme Court Justice Arthur J. Cooperman’s verdict of not guilty on all counts as "another travesty of justice". All charges for the three New York City Police officers who were on trial in the shooting death of Sean Bell were dismissed today in State Supreme Court after a 2-month non-jury trial.
On Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 12:00 noon, New York State Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) and New York State Assemblyman Ruben Diaz, Jr. (D-Bronx) will lead a Bronx Solidarity March to peacefully protest Supreme Court Justice Arthur J. Cooperman’s acquittal of three New York City Police Detectives in the shooting death of Sean Bell.
El Hon. David Paterson, Gobernador del Estado de New York, el Hon. Eduardo Selman, consul general de la Republica Dominicana en N.Y., el Hon. Kenneth Liao, Embajador por el Consejo Cultural y Económico de Taipei, la Hon. Lorraine Cortes-Vasquez, Secretaria de Estado de NY, y el Hon. Thomas DiNapoli, Controlador del Estado de NY, son algunos de los dignatarios que estaran presente durante el Banquete Anual de la Organizacion de Ministros Hispanos de New York que preside el Senador Estatal, Rev. Ruben Diaz.
The Hon. David A. Paterson, Governor of the State of New York, the Hon. Eduardo Selman, General Consul of the Dominican Republic in N.Y., the Hon. Kenneth Liao, Ambassador for the Taipei Economic & Cultural Council, the Hon. Lorraine Cortes-Vasquez, NYS Secretary of State, and the Hon. Thomas DiNapoli, NYS Comptroller, are among the dignitaries that will be attending the Annual Banquet of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization.
The congestion pricing plan proposed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and approved by the New York City Council, including all of the members of the Bronx delegation, except for Councilwoman Helen Foster who was absent, is a detrimental, dangerous, abusive and almost discriminatory plan that will possibly affect the neediest members of our community.
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