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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

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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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Birthday wishes from Attorney General Andrew Cuomo

I would like to thank  the Attorney General for his kind wishes as I celebrate my birthday. 

April 26, 2010
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Overhaul Our Immigration Laws, Now

PRESS RELEASEApril 24, 2010For immediate Release

                            Overhaul Our Immigration Laws, Nowby Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz, Chair/New York State Senate Puerto Rican/Latino Caucus

April 26, 2010
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Senator Rubén Díaz Donates 32 State-of-the-Art Laptops to Students in the Bronx

PRESS RELEASEApril 21, 2010FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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.

April 21, 2010
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Senator Díaz Has Some Reservations About Agreement to Close ‘Rubber Rooms’

April 15, 2010For Immediate Release

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.

April 15, 2010
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Keep Excellent and Effective Professionals in the Classroom

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

By Senator Rubén 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.

April 15, 2010
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Daily News Supports Senator Diaz Bill S7346

Daily News Editorial

April 14, 2010

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.

April 14, 2010
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