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Statement by Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz

For Immediate Release

Statement by Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz

“As the Ranking Member of the New York State Senate Committee on the Aging, it saddens me to learn that another senior citizen has been abused - this time, assaulted and raped - in a nursing home where the elderly are supposed to be protected.  On this occasion, the abused person happens to be a member of my faith community.  Since the family has reached out to me for guidance, I have prayed with them and for them.  This morning, I will be bringing them to meet with one of New York’s best civil rights attorneys to seek legal justice.”

 

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February 19, 2014
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MY FRIENDS ARE MY FRIENDS WITH THEIR VIRTUES AND THEIR DEFECTS

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By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

District 32 Bronx County, New York

Tel 718-991-3161

MY FRIENDS ARE MY FRIENDS WITH THEIR VIRTUES AND THEIR DEFECTS

 

You should know that back in the old days, when I was growing up in a sector called La Cuchilla in a neighborhood called Hato Tejas in Bayamón Puerto Rico, when my mother Doña Anselma Martinez use to criticize my father Don Isaac Diaz Amezquita because of the kind of friends he had, my father responded to her by saying “My friends are my friends with their virtues and their faults”

That seems to be the same philosophy being used by NYC’s Mayor Bill DeBlasio regarding his friend the Bishop Orlando Findlayter.

February 17, 2014
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SOMETHING DOESN'T SMELL RIGHT WITH THIS DEAL

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By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

District 32 Bronx County, New York

Tel 718-991-3161

SOMETHING DOESN'T SMELL RIGHT WITH THIS DEAL

You should know that Attorney General Eric Schneiderman called a press conference on Thursday, February 13, 2014 to release his findings after a 9-month investigation about the National Puerto Rican Day Parade. Among the few Puerto Rican elected officials and dignitaries who stood with him were: Former Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and New York State Senators José Marcos Serrano and Gustavo Rivera.

February 14, 2014
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Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz Has Two Questions for Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and the Elected Officials that are meeting with him

February 13, 2014

For Immediate Release

 

Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz Has Two Questions for Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and the Elected Officials that are meeting with him

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Has Two Questions for those elected officials who will be meeting today with New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to ask the Attorney General about the National Puerto Rican Day Parade:

(1) Since Mr. Carlos Velasquez has served not only as the Marketing Agent for the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, but for many other parades in New York City too, what is going to happen to those other parades? Will there also be investigations to see if Carlos Velasquez mismanaged their money too?

February 13, 2014
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Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Is Set to destroy The National Puerto Rican Day Parade

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOWBy Senator Rev. Rubén DíazDistrict 32 Bronx County, New YorkTel 718-991-3161Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Is Set to destroy The National Puerto Rican Day ParadeYou should know that since 1958, the National Puerto Rican Day Parade has been the greatest source of Puerto Rican unity in New York City.  In good and bad times, this Parade has been the Number One symbol of Puerto Rican pride. The Parade draws more than one million people annually to celebrate Puerto Rico’s rich heritage and culture.  All Puerto Ricans – even people like me who don’t march in Sunday parades – appreciate the magnitude of the day.

February 6, 2014
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FAMILIES FOR EXCELLENT SCHOOLS JOINS BRONX ELECTED OFFICIALS, CLERGY LEADERS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS IN FIGHT TO PROTECT GIRLS PREP BRONX

Contact: Families for Excellent Schools – Frank@stuloeser.com, 720 841 0052

FAMILIES FOR EXCELLENT SCHOOLS JOINS BRONX ELECTED OFFICIALS, CLERGY LEADERS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS IN FIGHT TO PROTECT GIRLS PREP BRONX

Girls Prep Bronx fifth graders face being barred from their school if their co-location is overturned by courts or Department of Education

February 6, 2014
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

District 32 Bronx County, New York

Tel 718-991-3161

A Few Questions for Mayor Bill de Blasio Regarding the New York City Housing Authority

You should know that the problems within the New York City Housing Authority are among the biggest headaches that our new Mayor Bill de Blasio will have to confront during his tenure as New York City Mayor.

February 4, 2014
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Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz Outraged by Farm Bill Passage and Cuts to SNAP (Food Stamps) for Needy Seniors. Where were our Congressional Representatives?

NEWS FROM THE DESK OF SENATOR DIAZ

District 32 Bronx County, New York

Tel 718-991-3161

Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz Outraged by Farm Bill Passage and Cuts to SNAP (Food Stamps) for Needy Seniors. Where were our Congressional Representatives?

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx), who serves as the Ranking Member of the New York State Senate Aging Committee, has released the following statement in response to today's passage of the Farm Bill (H.R. 2642) with cuts of about $8 billion from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly called the Food Stamp Program - over the next 10 years.

January 29, 2014
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A Democratic Gimmick on the “Dream Act”: Do Nothing and Blame the Republicans

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By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

District 32 Bronx County, New York

Tel 718-991-3161

 

A Democratic Gimmick on the “Dream Act”: Do Nothing and Blame the Republicans

You should know that here in Albany, the Capital of the State of New York, where laws for the state are debated and approved, you will find some elected officials who are doing nothing to protect our poor and needy communities and instead blame the Republicans for their inaction and lack of courage to stand for what they promised their constituents during election time.

January 27, 2014
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EXCLUSIVE FROM THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: Pols pushing for changes to city and state laws after Daily News expose that crimes on Rikers inflate insurance costs

EXCLUSIVE: Pols pushing for changes to city and state laws after Daily News expose that crimes on Rikers inflate insurance costs

Following an expose last week by the News, state Sen. Ruben Diaz introduced a bill Wednesday that would force insurers to exclude statistics from corrections facilities when basing premiums on an area’s overall crime rate.

By Denis Slattery / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Friday, January 24, 2014, 2:30 AM

State Sen. Ruben Diaz introduced a bill that would force insurers to exclude statistics from corrections facilities when basing premiums on an area’s overall crime rate.

They're calling for an insurance lockdown.

January 24, 2014
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January 22, 2014
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW: PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO

A Pastor's Response to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

January 21, 2014
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

District 32 Bronx County, New York

Tel 718-991-3161

ANDREW CUOMO, THE INTOLERANT GOVERNOR

You should know that back in Biblical times, there were two cities, Sodom and Gomorrah, whose leaders were intolerant of anyone who would oppose their teachings and beliefs, to the point that the leaders would expel and commit physical violence against anyone who disagreed with them. The leaders of Sodom and Gomorrah demanded that its citizens should be tolerant of their beliefs.

January 21, 2014
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Greetings from Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz as we celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On January 20, 2014, we celebrate the life and legacy of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. I extend warm greetings to my African-American brothers and sisters and to all people of good will who follow Dr. King's example.

On April 4, 1968, Dr. King was taken from us, much too quickly and much too violently. Yet, the manner in which he left us is not what I wish to dwell on as we commemorate his life. Rather, I believe it is important to reflect on the lessons he left us, the lessons of his life and the lessons of his legacy.

January 17, 2014
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