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
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.
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.
If anyone would like to send donations to benefit the families of last Wednesday’s tragic fire in the Bronx, they have set up a fund:Magassa& Soumare Family Fundc/o Islamic Cultural Center371 East 166th StreetBronx, NY 10456Tel: (718) 293-5323Fax: (718) 992-8537
New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) has introduced two Senate Bills - S3167 and S3170 - which have been voted out of the Senate Aging Committee today and will hopefully be approved by the Senate this session.
On Thursday, March 1, 2007 at 10:00 AM, New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (-D-Bronx) of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, will meet with Evangelical Ministers and Expectant Mother Care representatives to discuss the success of the Free Mobile Pro-Life Ultrasound Unit for pregnant Bronx women. The meeting will take place at 910 East 172nd Street – 2nd Floor – on the corner of Southern Boulevard and East 172nd Street.
New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) is proud to announce that hundreds of middle school and high school students from his District will travel to Albany on Saturday, February 17, 2007 to attend a workshop at the New York State Black and Puerto Rican Legislators Caucus. The workshop, From Arrest to Lockup --- The Rise of Young Women in the Juvenile Justice System, has been organized by New York State Assemblyman Ruben Diaz, Jr. and Ms. Camella Pinkney-Price, Chief of Staff for Senator Rev. Diaz.
State Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz strongly believes that one of the many members of the legislature who applied and were interviewed should have been included among the remaining candidates to fill the position of NYS Comptroller. "Their integrity, honesty and experience qualified any of them for the position of Comptroller," said Senator Diaz.
On Saturday, January 6, 2007, SenatorRuben Diaz and Assemblyman Ruben Diaz, Jr. hosted the Three Kings Day Celebration at PS 5 in The Bronx. A tremendous turnout of more than 1,000 children and parents enjoyed Christmas music, played trivia games, and received gifts. Also joining the festivities were Assemblywoman Carmen Arroyo and Councilmember Maria Del Carmen Arroyo.
New York State SenatorRuben Diaz (D-Bronx) responds to the New York City Department of Health vote which will permit City residents to legally change their gender designation on their birth certificates based upon personal feelings. Senator Diaz explained: "In the rush to overcome the recent defeat of legal same sex marriage in New York State (Hernandez v. Robles), radical gay rights advocates have decided to apply the rules of Lewis Carroll to the New York City’s Department of Health.
New York State SenatorRuben Diaz (D-Bronx) expressed his disappointment in the behavior of many minority members of the New York City Police Department, in particular those involved in the recent shooting of an unarmed African-American male in Queens, New York. "So many of us have worked and struggled to increase opportunities for minorities, in particular Black and Hispanic individuals, to join the ranks of the NYPD, hoping that they will better relate to and serve our communities," said Senator Rev. Diaz. He explained that the shooting of Mr.
In response to federal cuts to New York, Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) has scheduled a tour of Lincoln Hospital with the New York State’s Homeland Security Committee to take place on July 11, 2006 at 10:00AM. According to Senator Diaz: "We need to assure the residents of the South Bronx that if another terrorist attack were to occur, all necessary emergency measures will be in place to protect and safeguard the lives of our community.
By NYS Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz32nd Senatorial District(Reverend Ruben Diaz is a New York State senator and president of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization)
As the stage has been set for a national debate this summer on the proposed Marriage Protection Amendment, New York State is getting ready to decide the constitutionality of its own marriage laws when the court of appeals takes up the issue today in Albany. In 2004, some nominal plaintiffs selected by the Lambda Legal Defense Fund sued the city clerk of New York for refusing to issue marri
Senator Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) today praised the Legislature for voting to override Governor Pataki’s veto of $1 billion in tax credits for New York’s working families. Unfortunately, the Governor has threatened to withhold the funds until constitutional issues are resolved. The override restores funds for the newly created Empire State Child Credit, and the School Tax Relief (STAR) Plus Rebate program.
On Friday, April 28, 2006 New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) will receive the "Champion of Housing Award" by the NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal. The Awards Ceremony will take place in the Capitol Room of the Albany Crown Plaza Hotel from 4:00 – 6:00 PM.
In a congratulatory letter to Senator Diaz, Commissioner Judith A. Calogero, wrote, "It gives me a great pleasure to inform you that you have been selected to receive the Division of Housing and Community Renewal's Annual Premio Campeones de la Vivienda (Champions of Housing Award)."