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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver: Stop Stalling

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) is insisting that Senate Bill S27B, which he has co-sponsored, no longer remain stalled in the Assembly. S27B  requires the installation of ignition interlock devices for all persons convicted of driving while intoxicated. 

October 26, 2009
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SENATOR REVEREND DIAZ RESPONDS TO NEWLY FORMED COMMITTEE INVESTIGATING SENATOR HIRAM MONSERRATE

First, it is disappointing to hear Senate Conference President John Sampson saying that he is putting together an independent and impartial Senate Committee to investigate Senator Hiram Monserrate and at the same time sending a message to the committee members by stating “As a father and as a husband, I am not only angry, I am also pissed off”.  That statement alone may be interpreted as a direct order to the committee to “get Monserrate”. 

October 21, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz To Protest Abuse of Immigrant Vendors by City

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.

October 19, 2009
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New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Outraged by Governor Paterson’s Proposal to Cut Meals for Seniors

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. 

October 16, 2009
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TO MY COLLEAGUES

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. 

October 16, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Condemns Brutal Attack of Jack Price

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.  

October 14, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Demands Immediate Review of Sexual Assault with Umbrella of Inmate

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.

October 14, 2009
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New York Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Discourages Anti-Immigrant Efforts to Undermine 2010 Census

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.

October 6, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Join Demonstration in Favor Immigration Reform

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.

October 5, 2009
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Sen. Diaz funds Mott Hall V SMART boards / Photo by Victor Chu

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.

October 5, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Reminds New Yorkers that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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)

October 1, 2009
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Senate Approves “Nixzmary Brown Bill”

[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 11, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz's letter to Attorney General Cuomo re: Village of Patchogue

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.

September 10, 2009
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New York State Aging Committee Public Hearing to be Broadcast Live

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.

September 7, 2009
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New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz and the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization are Going to Long Island

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-

September 4, 2009
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New York State Aging Committee to Hold Public Hearing: “H.R. 3200: America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 and its Impact on Senior Citizens”

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.

August 18, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Stresses Transparency in Government at Bronx Breakfast

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.

August 17, 2009
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Senator Diaz's Letter to Attorney General Andrew Cuomo

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.

August 13, 2009
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Letter to Congressman Henry Waxman re Section 1233 of HR 3200

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.

July 27, 2009
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