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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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:
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.
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.