Thank you for your editorial in which you support my legislation (S.3149-Diaz/A.4704-Ball) to ban legislators’ outside income (Our View: Outlawing state legislators outside income a good idea). In response to your statement that “we haven’t found much for which to praise state Sen. Ruben Diaz, Sr.,” I would like to offer the following comments.
If your only concerns are gay marriage and abortion, then your statement bears some merit. I oppose gay marriage and I oppose abortion, and I always will.
Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz Unites with Bangladeshi Americans
Against Hate Crimes
On Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 12:00 noon, New York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) and Community Organizer Luis Sepulveda, Esq., will hold a press conference with Mr. Mohobub Alom, President of the Bangladesh Society of The Bronx, to denounce the hate-crimes that continue to plague Bangladeshi Americans who live and work in the Parkchester community. The press conference will be held at Neerob’s Restaurant located at 2109 Starling Avenue in The Bronx.
Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Refuses for Hispanics to Forgo Leadership in the New York State Senate
Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-32) has issued the following statement in regard to the Democratic Primary results:
“As the Chair of the New York State Senate Puerto Rican/Latino Caucus, I must insist that since the voters of Senator Pedro Espada’s district have lost him as their Senator, New York’s Hispanic community must not also lose the leadership roles he had while in the State Senate.
Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Applauds DOT’s Immediate Approval of His Speed Hump Request to Protect Bronx Children
New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) issued the following statement after receiving notice of the immediate approval of a speed hump to be installed on the block where a five-year old boy was a victim of a hit and run this past August.
“On behalf of the family and friends of young Joshua Saunders, I must publicly thank the New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Sadik-Khan for her immediate approval of my request for a speed hump on East 214th Street in The Bronx.
Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz will unveil a Computer Lab for Morrison/Lafayette Senior Center and A Sound System for Erma Cava Senior Center
Bronx, NY- As the Chair of the Aging Committee, Senator Rubén Díaz takes pride in helping meet the needs of the Senior Centers in his District as well as throughout the state. On Friday, September 10, 2010 two senior centers in the Bronx will be receiving much needed equipment.
State Senator Rubén Díaz today released the following statement in response to a comment that was made by Senator Neil Breslin on September 1, 2010 at the College of Saint Rose.
“Senator Breslin is in no position to judge the ethical or legislative seriousness with which other members of the Senate take their jobs. He stated that ‘we have to rid ourselves’ ... of ‘people who don't take their responsibilities either ethically seriously or legislatively seriously...’ then specifically mentioned Senator Espada, Hiram Monserrate, and myself. His comment was unconscionable and uncalled for.