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Senator Rubén Díaz Calls Upon Senate Democrats to Boycott the Budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FEBRUARY 25, 2015

Senator Rubén Díaz Calls Upon Senate Democrats to Boycott the Budget

Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) has released the following statement:

"After hearing that Governor Andrew Cuomo has invited Senator Jeff Klein, (the Leader of 5 Independent Senate Democrats) to become #4 in the 3-Men-In-The-Room for New York State Budget negotiations - and that Governor Andrew Cuomo has ignored Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, the Leader of the 25 Member Senate Democratic Conference - I am calling on my Democratic colleagues in the Senate to boycott the Budget vote.

February 25, 2015
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OPEN LETTER TO NYCHA CHAIR AND CEO SHOLA OLATOYE

OPEN LETTER TO NYCHA CHAIR AND CEO SHOLA OLATOYEFebruary 24, 2015Ms. Shola OlatoyeChair and CEONew York City Housing Authority250 BroadwayNew York, NY, 10007Dear Ms. Olatoye:As the Ranking Member on the New York State Senate Committee on Aging, I write to respectfully call your immediate attention to the ruinous conditions of the NYCHA buildings that house the Castle Hill Senior Center, located at 615 and 625 Castle Hill Avenue in the Bronx.  Last night - once again - the pipes in that building burst.  Today, in 4° temperatures, my constituents who are seniors at the Castle Hill center and have nowhere else to go - will receive a cold brown bag lunch.

February 24, 2015
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Senator Rubén Díaz and Hispanic Clergy to hold Fifth Prayer Rally for Rape Victim

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFEBRUARY 24, 2015Senator Rubén Díaz and Hispanic Clergy to hold Fifth Prayer Rally for Rape VictimNew York State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) and the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, will hold a Rally for Justice on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 9:00AM outside the Bronx Criminal Court located at 265 East 161st Street in the Bronx. This Prayer Rally is scheduled to coincide with Wednesday’s Criminal Court appearance of Mr. Nanic Aidasani, who has been charged with second-degree rape against a 64-year old resident at the Manhattanville Rehabilitation & HealthCare Center in Riverdale one year ago.  Mr. Aidasani worked at that facility as a licensed practical nurse.

February 24, 2015
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"Who Gave This Son of a Bitch His Green Card?"

What You Should KnowBy State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District(718) 991-3161"Who Gave This Son of a Bitch His Green Card?"You should know that the immigrant community was insulted and disrespected by actor Sean Penn during last night’s Oscars presentation.

February 23, 2015
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Bronx Elected Officials Will Celebrate Black History Month

What You Should Know By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District 718-991-3161 Bronx Elected Officials Will Celebrate Black History MonthYou should know that Assembly Members Michael Blake, Luis Sepulveda and Marcos Crespo are joining me to celebrate the “African-American Abrazo” to honor some distinguished members of the African-American community.This “African-American Abrazo” will be celebrated tonight at Maestro’s Caterers located at 1703 Bronxdale Avenue, starting at 7PM.

February 20, 2015
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Senator Klein and the IDC Have Seen the Light!

What You Should Know By State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District (718) 991-3161 Senator Klein and the IDC Have Seen the Light! You should know that on February 10, 2015 the Albany Times Union's Capitol Confidential reporter Matthew Hamilton published an article titled "IDC proposes banning outside incomes for legislators." In this article, Mr. Hamilton reports on a plan released by IDC Leader Senator Jeff Klein on behalf of the IDC (Independent Democratic Conference) that: "would not permit any state lawmaker to earn outside income." 

February 11, 2015
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Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins to be Honored at the African-American Abrazo

What You Should Know By State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District (718) 991-3161Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins to be Honored at the African-American Abrazo You should know that since 1976 when United States President Gerald Ford declared the month of February as Black History Month, every U.S. President since has followed suit, giving all Americans, elected officials and organizations one full month to host events and activities that recognize distinguished members of the African-American community. 

February 10, 2015
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WHAT ABOUT THE THREE MEN IN A ROOM?

What You Should Know By State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District (718) 991-3161 WHAT ABOUT THE THREE MEN IN A ROOM? You should know that we human beings have mastered the ability to create our own psychological defense mechanisms to point out other people's problems in order to cover up our own. This is the case of our beloved Governor Andrew Cuomo, who just released a 5-point reform plan for New York State's Legislators. 

February 4, 2015
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