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Why Steal Their Possibility?

What You Should KnowBy State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District(718) 991-3161 Why Steal Their Possibility? You should know that on Wednesday, March 4th, for the second time, more than 10,000 Black and Hispanic children and their parents came to the State Capital to rally in favor of charter schools so they could receive a better education. There was a sea of red t-shirts and red wool caps with the logo DON’T STEAL POSSIBLE.  It was an amazing and well organized event! 

March 5, 2015
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On Friday March 6th, Your Presence Is Important

What You Should KnowBy State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District(718) 991-3161On Friday March 6th, Your Presence Is Important

You should know that this Friday, March 6, 2015 at 9AM, I will be participating in a Breakfast Meeting to deal with some of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s education proposals – especially the Education Investment in Tax Credit – and  I am extending an invitation to you to attend.

This Breakfast Meeting will be completely free, and will take place in the St. Athanasius School Gymnasium, located at 830 Southern Boulevard, on the corner of Intervale Avenue, in Bronx County.

Your presence is important!  We need to work together.

March 3, 2015
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All or Nothing

What You Should KnowBy State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District(718) 991-3161All or NothingYou should know that this year, Governor Andrew Cuomo has linked the DREAM Act and the Education Investment Tax Credit in the same budget bill. If that budget bill passes, everybody wins - and if it doesn’t, then no one wins. It’s a classic "all or nothing" situation.

February 27, 2015
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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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