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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Announces Children’s New York Evangelical Parade

Senator Reverand Ruben Diaz invites all to attend and participate in the New York Children’s Evangelical Parade. This parade, in which many churches participate with floats and other types of demonstrations, is organized by the New York Evangelical Association of New York, which is presided over by Reverend Luis Serrano.

The parade will be held this Saturday, June 20th. The parade will kick off at 12 noon from 97th Street and Third Avenue. The parade will go up Third Avenue to 119th Street. The reviewing stand will be located on Third Avenue and 116th Street.

June 17, 2009
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Legislators from Puerto Rico and New York to Meet and Discuss US Laws Adversely Impacting Puerto Rican Veterans on the Island

On Friday, June 12 1009 from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM, the New York State Senate Puerto Rican/Latino Caucus and the National Puerto Rican Day Parade will be sponsoring their first Annual Legislative Forum in New York between Puerto Rican Legislators from the island of Puerto Rico and the New York State Senate.  The event will take place in the Auditorium of the Visitor Center, located at 227 West 46th Street in New York City.

June 10, 2009
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Statement from New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) will stand by the Senate Democratic Conference and will not be joining his fellow “Amigo” Senators Pedro Espada and Hiram Monserrate in the new bipartisan coalition.

Senator Diaz stated:

 “I will not join with them because I do not trust billionaire Tom Golisano, who reminds me of the opportunists in the South Bronx who abandoned my neighborhood when The Bronx was allegedly burning. 

June 9, 2009
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HPV Prevention Legislation (S4779-A/A6702-C)

The growing rate of infection for the human papillomavirus (HPV) in young girls is indeed alarming. While the HPV vaccine may be effective in preventing infection in a number of cases, the methods that our State uses to encourage distribution of this vaccine must be closely monitored. Presently, Senator Krueger and Assemblymember Paulin are sponsoring legislation (S.4779-A/A.6702-C) that would allow minor children under the age of 18 to receive the HPV vaccine without parental consent.

June 5, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Donates Laptops To Bronx Students

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) together with the Hispanic Federation will provide laptops to students at the High School for Visual Arts located at 2040 Mercy College Place on Friday, June 5, 2009 at 12:00 PM.   

June 4, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Senator Tom Duane: Release the Names or Shut Up

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) has the following response to public statements made by Senator Tom Duane regarding the Senate’s homosexual marriage vote count:

June 3, 2009
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NYS Senators Urge All to Be Counted in the Upcoming 2010 Census

Senator  Reverend  Ruben  Diaz,  Chair  of the New York State Senate Puerto Rican  /Latino  Caucus and fellow Caucus members, Senator Hiram Monserrate, Senator  Pedro  Espada  and Senator Martin Malavé Dilan, are calling upon  community leaders and ministers to encourage all people who reside in the  United  States  –  whether legally or illegally – to be counted in the upcoming United States 2010 Census.

June 3, 2009
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Senate Aging Committee Moves Snap Bill Forward To Finance Committee

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz is pleased that Senate Bill S3340A   (Diaz, et.al.) was voted out of the Aging Committee during this morning’s meeting and has been reported to the Finance Committee with the hope of   being voted on by the Senate this session.   The goal of this legislation is to eliminate waiting lists for home delivered meals and to reduce the financial burden on local counties, many of   whom subsidize this state program with local taxpayer dollars.  

June 1, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Condemns Killing in Wichita

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz an Evangelical Pastor of the Christian Community Neighborhood Church in The Bronx, strongly condemns the killing of Dr. George Tiller of Wichita, Kansas. Senator Reverend Diaz stated, “As the President of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization and an Evangelical Minister, I have always opposed and will oppose the killing of unborn babies, especially the grisly procedure of “partial-birth abortion,”  done throughout the ninth month of pregnancy.  

June 1, 2009
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Diaz Sr. Takes Credit For Shifting Opinions On Gay Marriage

By Elizabeth Benjamin "The Daily Politics" on May 27, 2009

A triumphant Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr. this morning claimed responsibility for a new poll that shows an increasing number of New Yorkers are opposed to the legalization of gay marriage and predicted the governor's program bill won't come to the Senate floor before the session ends next month.

May 27, 2009
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The New York State Senate Puerto Rican / Latino Caucus Celebrates President Obama's Nomination Today Of Justice Sonia Sotomayor To The United States Supreme Court

Members of the New York State Senate Puerto Rican/Latino Caucus are pleased and  proud that President Obama has selected Justice Sonia Sotomayor as his nominee for the United States Supreme Court.

May 26, 2009
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State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz To Hold Public Hearing on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for Home Delivered Meals

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) will chair a Senate Committee on Aging Public Hearing on Thursday, May 14, at 250 Broadway, NYC, 19th Floor at 1:00 p.m. The hearing will accept oral and written testimony from the public regarding S.3340 (Diaz, et al), which seeks to fully fund the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for Home Delivered Meals for senior citizens.

May 12, 2009
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Hispanic Clergy To Conduct Anti Gay Marriage Rally

Organized by Radio Vision Cristiana International and the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, thousands of Hispanic religious believers will conduct a  demonstration  in  front  of  the Manhattan Office of NYS Governor David Paterson,  to  protest  the Governor's insistence in introducing homosexual marriage in the State of New York.

This demonstration will take place on:

May 11, 2009
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Statement by NYS Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz re: National Institute of Health Funding of Destructive Embryonic Stem Cell Research

This letter is to express my strong opposition to the National Institute of Health (NIH) draft guidelines published on April 23, 2009 pursuant to Executive Order 13505 that would allow "funding for research using human embryonic stem cells that were derived from embryos created by in vitro fertilization (IVF) for reproductive purposes and were no longer needed for that purpose."

May 5, 2009
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Bronx Borough President Elect Ruben Diaz Jr. To Join Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Reverend Ruben Diaz Gardens

On Friday, April 24, 2009 at 12:00 noon, the newly elected Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., will join Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz, Mr. Sol Arker from the Arker companies, Ministers and community residents in a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to inaugurate Reverend Ruben Diaz Gardens located at  967 Kelly Street, corner of  Westchester Avenue in The Bronx.

April 24, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Applauds State Budget

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-NY) announced that over $6.2 million in funding restorations and additions for senior programs have been secured in the SFY 2009-2010 budget. These programs assist seniors with important services such as nursing home advocacy and comprehensive adult day services.

April 6, 2009
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Open Letter to 8 NYC Council Members

April 5, 2009

To the Honorable Tony Avella, Honorable Simcha Felder,             Honorable Vincent Ignizio, Honorable Kenneth Mitchell,             Honorable Eric Ulrich, Honorable James Vacca,             Honorable Peter Vallone, and Honorable James Oddo:

April 5, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Invites New Yorkers to Tune In to SenNet TV

On Friday, April 3, 2009 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., SenNet TV will broadcast the Committee on Aging Public Hearing chaired by New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx), that was held on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 in Albany. The purpose of this hearing was to  receive oral and written testimony on Senate Bill 1645 which creates the New York State Prescription Medication Cost Containment Program.

April 2, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz's MTA Mailing to His Constituents

Dear Resident:

I write to inform you that together with Senate Majority Leader, Malcolm Smith, and the other Senators, we have submitted a plan to resolve the fiscal deficit of $1,128 billion dollars in the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).

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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz's MTA Mailing to His Constituents

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz's MTA Mailing to His Constituents

March 30, 2009
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