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.
Senator Rubén Díaz Donates 32 State-of-the-Art Laptops to Students in the Bronx
State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) along with Ms. Lillian Rodríguez López, President of the Hispanic Federation, and Ms. Estelle Hans, Principal of the Collegiate Institute of Math and Science located at 925 Astor Avenue in the Bronx, will unveil a new computer lab for the students of the Collegiate Institute for Math and Science on Thursday, April 22 at 1:00 pm.
Senator Díaz Has Some Reservations About Agreement to Close ‘Rubber Rooms’
Bronx, NY - State Senator Rubén Díaz, Sr. today remarked that he continues to have concerns about the agreement that was reached between New York City and the teachers’ union to close the so-called ‘rubber rooms’.
“Any time two sides can come to an agreement, especially regarding such a contentious issue as the ‘rubber rooms’, that is good news,” stated Senator Díaz.
Families living in my community in the Bronx confront and overcome enormous challenges every day. As budget negotiations play out upstate and in the City, it’s becoming increasingly clear that our community could be hit hard again and this time, it’s our children who will unjustly bear the brunt of the pain.
Two city legislators have emerged as profiles in courage in Albany. Manhattan Assemblyman Jonathan Bing and Bronx Sen. Ruben Diaz have introduced revolutionary bills that would elevate the interests of New York school children over the hidebound, destructive contract rights of teachers.
The state's historic budget crisis is driving the Department of Education toward laying off more than 5,000 teachers. If that were to happen under the current rules, disaster would follow.