New York Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) will hold a press conference on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 11am to oppose the continuous harassment of push cart vendors and the destruction of their personal property by four New York City agencies. The press conference will be held at the Office of Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz located at 900 Rogers Place (Southern Boulevard and East 163rd Street) in The Bronx.
New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) is incensed by Governor Paterson’s outline of proposed State Budget cuts that will sever 20% of the Meals on Wheels Program. Despite the thousands of seniors who remain on the Meals on Wheels waiting list, the Governor has recommended that even less seniors receive the one meal a day.
For all those Senators and legislators who are calling to condemn Senator Hiram Monserrate and demand that he is ousted from the Senate, where were you all when Senator John Sabini was convicted of drunk driving? Senator Monserrate did not hide behind a plea. Senator Sabini did. Senator Monserrate was found guilty of trying to do good by forcing his girlfriend togoto the hospital for treatment.
New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) condemns the recent brutal attack of 49-year old Jack Price by two young Hispanic men, Daniel Aleman Daniel Rodriguez. Mr. Price was attacked on a deserted street in Queens because he is gay.
New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) fired out a letter to New York State Inspector General Joseph Fisch to demand an immediate review of the recent sexual assault on a prison inmate who wrote the Senator pleading for help.
On October 8, 2009 at 9AM, New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) and the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization will launch a campaign to encourage all Hispanics to be counted in the 2010 Census and to oppose any effort to undermine the census count by boycotting it.
New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) and the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization will be joining thousands of people at a prayer vigil on Saturday, October 10, 2009 at 12:00 noon in front of the Castle Clinton National Monument in New York City’s Battery Park. This prayer rally has been organized by Radio Vision Cristiana, Int’l.
by DANIEL BEEKMAN/ Bronx Times Months ago, Senator Ruben Diaz had no idea what a SMART Board was. Today, Diaz is determined to put SMART Boards in classrooms throughout the 32nd Senate District: Soundview, Castle Hill, Hunts Point, Longwood, Parkchester and west Pelham Parkway.
Diaz visited the Mott Hall V middle school on Tuesday, September 22 to bless seven new SMART Boards, some of the first granted to School District 12. Diaz funded the SMART Boards as a member item via the Hispanic Federation.
“I plan to do this at every school in my district,” Diaz said.
Early Detection is Key to Breast Cancer SurvivalNew York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) will be sponsoring three events during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to encourage women in his district to get mammograms. Senator Diaz has arranged for the St. Barnabas Hospital mobile mammogram van to be at: the Parkchester Library on Saturday October 10th; 607 Concord Avenue/Senior Housing on Monday October 19th (from 9am - 1pm); and 1148 Elder Avenue/Mt Zion Church on Monday October 26th (from 9am - 1pm)
[Albany, NY] Last night Senate Bill 6091, better known as the Nixzmary Brown Bill has passed in the New York State Senate. With the hope that it will help raise awareness during this new school year, and deter child abuse and neglect in New York State, Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz, Sr. (D-Bronx), the bill’s sponsor, has pushed for this legislation to be passed during today’s Senate’s Session.
September 9, 2009Andrew CuomoOffice of the Attorney GeneralThe CapitolAlbany, NY 12224-0341Dear Mr. Cuomo: I am referring a matter to your attention for possible review and investigation. On Saturday, September 5, 2009, I participated in a demonstration in Patchogue, New York. This demonstration was organized after my review of a report released by the Southern Poverty Law Center and front page headlines about vandalism in the Iglesia Evangelical Refugio de Salvacion located in Patchogue.
The New York State Senate Aging Committee Public Hearing, chaired by Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz, will be broadcast live at www.nysenate.gov. The hearing will take place in New York City at the Senate Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, 19th Floor on Tuesday, September 8, 2009 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.
On Saturday, September 5, 2009 at 10:00am, New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz and members of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization will board a bus at Christian Community Church, located at 1437 Longfellow Avenue in The Bronx to travel to Patchogue, Long Island and protest the ongoing hatred toward Hispanics in Long Island. The group will arrive at the Iglesia Evangelical Refugio de Salvacion, located at 102 Railroad Avenue at 2:00 noon. The Long Island church was burglarized on Tuesday night and a note with anti-
New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz, Chair of the Senate Aging Committee, is calling for a public hearing on President Obama’s proposed health care reform and the impact it will have on New York State senior citizens. The hearing will take place at 250 Broadway, Senate Hearing Room, 19th Floor in New York City on Tuesday, September 8, 2009 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.
This morning, New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx), Assemblyman Marcos Crespo (D-Bronx) and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. welcomed Executive Directors, Chief Executive Officers and Chief Financial Officers from twenty-two not-for-profit organizations to announce the Senator’s discretionary fund allocations for 2009. Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx), Chair of the Assembly Aging Committee also attended the event.
Honorable Andrew CuomoOffice of the Attorney GeneralThe CapitolAlbany, NY 12224-0341
Dear Mr. Cuomo:
In response to the recent attention directed at the hiring and resignation as the Director of the New York State Intergovernmental Relations of Senator Pedro Espada’s son, Pedro G. Espada, I am respectfully calling for an investigation by the Office of the New York State Attorney General to determine the number of family members of state legislators, commissioners and department heads currently on the New York State Legislature’s payroll.
Dear Congressman Waxman:As Chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee, I am deeply concerned that a provision that targets senior citizens in Section 1233 of House Resolution 3200 may preempt New York State rules and practices. This proposed federal health care legislation’s impact upon the elderly citizens of New York State needs to be sensitive to what may be considered a “state’s rights” issue, which may be best dealt with at the state level, and not imposed by Washington.
I am glad that Bill Thompson has finally joined me in demanding the resignation of New York Chancellor Joel Klein. Two years ago, to be exact – on February 8, 2007, I sent an open letter to Mayor Bloomberg calling for the immediate resignation of Chancellor Joel Klein and Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott. In that letter (see link: letter ) I stated the reason why: because they have been a failure to the school system and to our children. Part of their failure included a $16 million dollar
As Chair of the New York State Senate Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus, and as a member of the Hispanic Community, I believe that it is an assault on many New Yorkers for Mayor Bloomberg to play upon the feelings and sentiments and emotions of our communities. These are scare tactics. Making believe that the sky is going to fall and that the walls of education are about to crumble is completely false.