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Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz Outraged by News of Sexual Assault Against Elderly Bronx Senior

JULY 19, 2010FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz Outraged by News of Sexual Assault Against Elderly Bronx Senior 

As Chair of the New York State Senate Aging Committee, Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) issued the following statement today after hearing a report that a 79-year old senior citizen woman was stripped naked, beaten up and raped at 1400 Benson Street in The Bronx: “It is sickening to hear today’s report about the assault, beating and forcible rape of an elderly Bronx woman.  Whoever committed this crime must be arrested immediately and imprisoned. 

July 19, 2010
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Democrat Leadership: Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!

For Immediate ReleaseJuly 13, 2010

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Democrat Leadership: Gentlemen,

Start Your Engines!

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) issued the following statement in response to reports of Senator Eric Schneiderman’s hit and run incident earlier this evening. Senator Schneiderman’s staff member/driver was Rachel Kagan, the niece of US Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.

July 14, 2010
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New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Questions Selective Prosecution of New York State Democratic Party

JULY 5, 2010FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: SENATOR REV. DÍAZ

 

New York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz Questions Selective Prosecution of  New York State Democratic Party

Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz, Chairman of the New York State Senate Puerto Rican/Latino Caucus, issued the following statement in response to media reports that the State Democratic Party is attempting to oust New York State Senator Pedro Espada.

July 6, 2010
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Letter to Mayor Bloomberg

Please click on the attached "PDF link" to view the full letter to Mayor Bloomberg regarding the closure of senior centers.

June 25, 2010
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Statement by Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, Sr.

June 23, 2010

For Immediate Release

Statement by Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, Sr.

“Let me set the record straight once and for all.

“Senator Kevin Parker’s use of obscene language directed toward me did not take place ‘member to member’ as he claimed.

“It happened in the Senate Chambers, publicly in full view of other Senators and several Senate staff.

“First Kevin Parker used an obscenity and then he accused me of being a liar when he suggested that the conversation took place only between the two of us.

June 23, 2010
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Senator Rubén Díaz Applauds Restoration of Student Metro Cards

June 18, 2010

For Immediate Release

Senator Rubén Díaz Applauds Restoration of Student Metro Cards

Albany, NY  State Senator Rubén Díaz, Sr. today applauded the restoration of the student Metro Cards.

“I am happy that an agreement has been reached that resulted in the restoration of the student Metro Cards,” stated Senator Díaz.

June 18, 2010
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Senator Díaz Announces Better Access Better Care Legislative Package

June 16, 2010

For Immediate Release

Senator Díaz Announces Unanimous Passage of  Legislative Package

Albany, NY   State Senator Rubén Díaz, Sr., Chairman of the New York State Senate Committee on Aging announced today that the New York State Senate unanimously passed five bills that he sponsors.

June 16, 2010
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Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz and Luis Sepulveda, Esq. to MTA: Don’t Leave Our Constituents Stranded!

PRESS RELEASEJUNE 10, 2010FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz and Luis Sepulveda, Esq. to MTA: Don’t Leave Our Constituents Stranded!

New York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx), Luis Sepulveda, Esq.  will join the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization and Bronx bus riders for a demonstration on Friday, June 11, 2010 at 7:30 AM at the Hugh J. Grant Circle in the Bronx to protest the MTA’s plans to eliminate the Bx 14 bus line.

June 10, 2010
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New York State Senate to Honor The National Puerto Rican Parade and The Mayors of Puerto Rico

PRESS RELEASEJune 8, 2010FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New York State Senate to Honor The National Puerto Rican Parade and The Mayors of Puerto Rico

The New York State Senate Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus, presided by Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, Sr., will be celebrating a pre-parade banquet in honor of the National Puerto Rican Parade and the Mayors of Puerto Rico.

June 8, 2010
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Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz along with the Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz, Jr. And Assemblyman Marcos Crespo to Honor Distinguished Women in the Bronx

June 2, 2010For Immediate Release

Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz along with the Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz, Jr. And Assemblyman Marcos Crespo to Honor Distinguished Women in the Bronx

Bronx, NY State Senator Rubén Díaz, Sr. along with Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz, Jr. and Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, in conjunction with the NAACP Parkchester Branch, will honor six distinguished women for their achievements and contributions to their communities in the Bronx.

June 2, 2010
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Hispanics Ignored Once Again

PRESS RELEASEMay 27, 2010FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Hispanics Ignored Once Again

I am glad to hear that our future Governor, Andrew Cuomo has called Rev. Al Sharpton to apologize for not choosing a person of color on his ballot for Governor.

May 27, 2010
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Senator Rubén Díaz Statement Regarding

May 26, 2010

For Immediate Release

Senator Rubén Díaz Statement Regarding Choice for Lieutenant Governor

“I want to offer my congratulations to Mayor Robert Duffy on being chosen by Andrew Cuomo as his running mate.

May 26, 2010
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Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz, Sr. designates Lillian Rodriguez-Lopez as a 2010 Woman of Distinction

May 25, 2010For Immediate ReleaseContact: 718-496-4793

   Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz, Sr. designatesLillian Rodriguez-Lopez as a 2010 Woman of Distinction

Albany, NY - State Senator Rubén Díaz, Sr. will honor Ms. Lillian Rodriguez-Lopez as a 2010 Woman of Distinction today with a Senate Resolution when the Senate convenes at 3:00 p.m.  The Annual Women of Distinction celebration is a time to honor outstanding women whose contributions have enriched the quality of life in their respective communities.

“I am proud and honored to nominate Ms. Lillian Rodriguez-Lopez as a 2010 Woman of Distinction,” stated Senator Díaz. “I can think of no one who is more deserving than she to receive this honor,” he continued.

Ms. Rodriguez-Lopez serves as the President of the Hispanic Federation, a non-profit membership organization serving more than 90 Latino health and human services agencies in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.  Since 1996, when she first joined the Federation as Vice-President, the association has increased its organizational capacity to serve an ever-growing network of member agencies and respond to the Latino community’s needs both locally, and across the country.

May 25, 2010
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New York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz Celebrates El Diario la Prensa’s Editorial

May 24, 2010For Immediate ReleaseNew York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz Celebrates El Diario la Prensa’s Editorial

New York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) is deeply honored to receive the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Recognition from the Puerto Rican Day Parade Committee, despite El Diario la Prensa’s recent editorial disappointment in this selection.

In response to El Diario la Prensa’s editorial that appeared in their Saturday, May 22 edition,Senator Reverend Diaz issued the following statement:

May 24, 2010
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BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT RUBÉN DÍAZ, JR., SENATOR RUBÉN DÍAZ, SR. AND ASSEMBLYMAN MARCOS CRESPO TO HOST BREAKFAST IN HONOR OF BRONX PUERTO RICAN PARADE AND ITS ORGANIZERS

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                     CONTACT PERSON:          &nbs

May 12, 2010
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Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz, Sr. to Celebrate Senior Citizens Day and Senior Citizen of the Year

May 4, 2010For Immediate ReleaseContact:  Cathy Bern-Smith (518) 455-2511

Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz, Sr. to CelebrateSenior Citizens Day and Senior Citizen of the Year

May 4, 2010
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May 3, 2010
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Statement from Senator Ruben Diaz Sr., Regarding the KEEP Act

Media StatementApril 27, 2010For Immediate Release

Statement from Senator Ruben Diaz Sr., Regarding the KEEP Act

“Losing even one teacher will hurt, but losing many teachers simply because they’re new to the job threatens our schools and would be devastating to the students in my district who need their passion, energy, and good ideas.

"If our schools must lay off teachers, the school community must have a say in who stays and who goes.

April 27, 2010
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GOVERNOR PATERSON EXPECTED TO SIGN THIRD-PARTY NOTIFICATION BILL

April 27, 2010For Immediate Release

GOVERNOR PATERSON EXPECTED TO SIGN THIRD-PARTY  NOTIFICATION BILLAlbany, NY - Legislation sponsored by Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) and Assemblyman George Latimer (D-Westchester) to provide senior citizens with the ability to designate third-party notification provisions on health care insurance policies is before Governor Paterson, awaiting his signature into law.

April 27, 2010
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