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

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

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

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
March 29, 2007

Magassa & Soumare Family Fund

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

March 9, 2007

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Continues To Improve The Lives Of New York’s Elderly

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.

March 6, 2007

NYS Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz And Hispanic Clergy To Discuss Mobile Ultrasound Unit

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.

March 1, 2007

Albany Workshop To Welcome Hundreds Of Bronx Students

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.

February 13, 2007

Fix City's Flawed School System Once And For All

"Here we go again!" is the usual reaction of many parents and community leaders to Mayor Bloomberg's plan to restructure the city's flawed public school system yet one more time.

On Feb. 8, state Sen. Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) - not one to mince words - wrote the mayor an open letter expressing his concerns. He had this to say to the Daily News:

"I supported him and his education plans," Diaz said, remembering that he had gone against his party and backed the election of Bloomberg, a Republican, in 2001.

February 12, 2007

Open Letter To NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Honorable Michael BloombergNew York City Mayor City HallNew York, New York 10007

Dear Mr. Mayor:

I write this letter to ask for the resignation of Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott and School Chancellor Joel Klein.

February 8, 2007

NYS Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz Supports The Inclusion Of A NYS Legislator As A Candidate For NYS Comptroller

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.

January 29, 2007

Senator Ruben Diaz And Assemblyman Ruben Diaz, Jr. Hosted The Three Kings Day Celebration At PS 5 In The Bronx.

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.

January 16, 2007

Senator Ruben Diaz Opposes Gender Agenda

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.

December 5, 2006

Senator Ruben Diaz Calls Upon Minority Members Of The NYC Police Department To Set An Example

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.

November 27, 2006

Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr. " New District Office Location "

New District Office 1733 East 172nd StreetBronx, NY 10472Tel: (718) 991-3161Fax (718) 991-0309

July 24, 2006

Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz To Hold Homeland Security Tour Of Lincoln Hospital

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.

June 22, 2006

Let Legislators Be Legislators

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

May 30, 2006

Senator Diaz Praises Legislature For Override Of Tax Credit Vetoes

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.

May 1, 2006

State Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz To Be Honored By The NYS Division Of Housing And Community Renewal

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)."

April 26, 2006