You should know that in one of my previous columns I wrote about how elected officials use all kind of tactics to keep their job. Some lie and some use facts, and some have no sensitivity at all. During this election season, among all of those television commercials, you should see the commercials Eric Schneiderman has released trying to brag about how great he is and what a good job he has done as New York’s Attorney General.
You should know that this week, while New York Governor Andrew Cuomo jetted off with his staff in a private plane to pander to leaders in Santo Domingo and Puerto Rico, the Dominican Hispanic elected officials were not given the same courteous treatment as his staff and had to travel on a commercial plane. The same is true for the Puerto Rican Hispanic elected officials traveling to Puerto Rico from New York to support Governor Andrew Cuomo. No private plane - they all had to fly commercial as Cuomo and his staff traveled like royalty in his private plane.
What You Should KnowBy Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District718-991-3161 The Truth Hurts You should know that “The truth hurts” is an old saying that is used when people who engage in deception get angry when they are confronted with the facts. You should know that the life of an elected official often involves bragging about his or her achievements, and it also involves spending huge sums of money to tell their constituents how great they are.
You should know that on Sunday September 28, Mr. Rex Smith, Editor of The Times Union, wrote an article in response to one of my columns in which I declare myself one of the most effective Democratic Senators in the State.
You should know that it is an honor for me to know that Mr. Rex Smith reads and pays attention to my columns, even though he intends to put me down. Nonetheless, I thank him for paying attention to me. Enclosed, please read his entire column. This is Senator Ruben Diaz, and this what you should know.
For Immediate ReleaseOctober 8, 2014Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz and Fellow Ministers to Welcome Gubernatorial Candidate Rob Astorino to the BronxOn Thursday, October 9, 2014, Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) and the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization will welcome New York State Gubernatorial Candidate Rob Astorino to a morning breakfast at Maestro’s Restaurant located at 1703 Bronxdale Avenue, Bronx, New York. This breakfast meeting will start at 9:00 AM and it is expected that Mr. Astorino will arrive at approximately 10:00 AM.
For Immediate ReleaseOctober 6, 2014Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz and Fellow Ministers to Welcome Gubernatorial Candidate Rob Astorino to the BronxOn Thursday, October 9, 2014, Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) and the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization will welcome New York State Gubernatorial Candidate Rob Astorino to a morning breakfast at Maestro’s Restaurant located at 1703 Bronxdale Avenue, Bronx, New York. This breakfast meeting will start at 9:00 AM and it is expected that Mr. Astorino will arrive at approximately 10:00 AM.
Attorney General Candidate John Cahill Will Join the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization on Thursday, September, 25I would like to invite the members of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, all my fellow ministers and colleagues in the service of the Lord, to our weekly meeting, tomorrow, Thursday, September 25, 2014, when we will be joined by New York Attorney General Candidate John Cahill. The meeting will take place at the Christian Community Neighborhood Church, located at 1437 Longfellow Avenue (between Jennings and Freeman Streets) in the Bronx promptly at 9AM.
For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 23, 2014 Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz and Fellow Ministers to Welcome Attorney General Candidate John Cahill to the BronxOn Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 9AM Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) and the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization will welcome New York Attorney General Candidate John Cahill to the Christian Community Neighborhood Church, located at 1437 Longfellow Avenue (between Jennings and Freeman Streets) in the Bronx.
Yes, I Am One of New York’s Most Effective and Proficient Legislators
You should know that through the years, I have received a lot of media attention for standing strong for my Christian beliefs – especially for my opposition to gay marriage and abortion – but the story about my record as one of New York’s most effective and proficient Democratic legislators is routinely ignored.
What You Should Know By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District 718-991-3161The Actions of Melissa Mark-ViveritoYou should know that here in the United States of America, every citizen has been taught to face the flag and stand at attention with their right hand over their heart when “The Star Spangled Banner” is played or sung, and when the Pledge of Allegiance is recited. Our salute is directed to the flag of the United States. This sign of respect is done by any good citizen during public ceremonies when the national anthem is played and the flag is displayed. People even stand up and honor the national anthems of other countries when their national anthems are played and their flags are displayed.
What You Should Know By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District 718-991-3161 It’s Time to Pass the Small Business Jobs Survival ActYou should know that the Small Business Jobs Survival Act, sponsored by New York City Council Member Annabel Palma, is pending in the New York City Council. If this bill is passed by the Council and signed into law by Mayor Bill de Blasio, it will provide a lifeline to many businesses that are being forced out of existence throughout the City simply because commercial real estate here is out of control.
What You Should KnowBy Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District718-991-3161The War Against Women and Who is Causing It?You should know that there are a lot of people who keep themselves busy talking about something they call the "War Against Women," pointing to incidents when people target, use, exploit, neglect and abuse women for their own benefit.
What's the Difference Between Governors Andrew Cuomo, Chris Christie, and Rick Perry?
You should know that there is an old saying: “You can indict a ham and cheese sandwich.” This means that the level of proof needed to indict a defendant might not be very high. It also means that the power and resources available to the prosecutors may be so strong that they can crush anyone who gets in their way.
Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz and Assemblyman Marcos Crespo to Hold Tuesday Morning Press Conference At Site of Homeless Evictions
New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) and Assemblyman Marcos Crespo (D-Bronx) will hold a press conference on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 9:30AM at 941 Intervale Avenue in the Bronx to protest the 24-hour eviction of the building's residents who have been residing there in a "cluster" homeless shelter.
What You Should KnowBy Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District718-991-3161A Tragic Death in Our Senate FamilyYou should know that on Friday, August 15, 2014, while we were all busy in my District Office taking care of the public, a phone call came for my Chief-of-Staff, Helen Jacome to let her know about the tragic death of her 25-year old son, Brian. Brian Jacome was killed at work doing regular elevator maintenance in a 15-story building in Atlantic City, New Jersey, that housed 150 apartments for elderly and disabled individuals.
You should know that in today's Daily News, there is an article written by Denis Slattery titled "Stats all, folks! Rikers crime numbers separated from South Bronx precinct." Mr. Slattery wrote: "Hunts Point and Longwood residents will no longer have to worry about crime statistics from Rikers Island being lumped in with the 41st Precinct thanks to move made by NYPD." This is a victory for the Diaz-Crespo team!
PRESS RELEASEAUGUST 15, 2014FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESENATOR REV. RUBEN DIAZMorrison Avenue Festival Dedicated To Jose “Cheo” FelicianoMore than five thousand (5,000) people are expected to attend the Annual Morrison Avenue Festival this Saturday, August 16th, from 12pm to 6pm, on Morrison Avenue (between Westchester & Watson Avenues) in The Bronx, New York. This year the Morrison Avenue Festival will be dedicated in memory to the musical legend, the late Jose “Cheo” Feliciano who passed away on April 17th of this year.