FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 24, 2014By: Sen. Rev. Rubén DíazHISPANIC MINISTERS TO LAY A WREATH ON THE PLACE WHERE TWO POLICE OFFICERS WERE EXECUTEDThis Thursday, December 25th, at 12 noon, close to fifty Hispanic Evangelical leaders of New York City, will hold a prayer vigil and a wreath laying ceremony on the corner of Tompkins Avenue and Myrtle in Brooklyn, where NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were executed while sitting in their patrol car.
PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 15, 2014 STATE SENATOR RUBEN DIAZ WILL CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IN THE BRONXBronx, NY - New York State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, together with Mr. Edward Cox, Chairman of the New York State Republican Party, The United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots and The New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, will be celebrating Christmas in The Bronx by giving free toys to needy children.This unique event, for the second year in a row, will take place on Wednesday, December 17th, at 4:00 PM in the Auditorium of I.S. 216 Rafael Hernandez School located at 977 Fox Street (Corner of Westchester and Tiffany), Bronx, New York.
What You Should Know By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District 718-991-3161 Well, Well, Where Were #11 and #12?You should know that Mrs. Gail Badillo, the widow of the late Congressman Herman Badillo is upset and angry because of the lack of respect and reverence from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and some elected officials who did not attend the funeral services for her husband on Sunday, December 7, 2014.
LO QUE USTED DEBE SABERPor el Senador Rev. Ruben DiazDistrito 32 Condado del Bronx, New YorkTel. 718-991-3161¿DONDE ESTABAN EL NUMERO 11 Y EL NUMERO 12?Usted debe saber que la Sra. Gail Badillo, esposa del difunto Congresista Herman Badillo, esta que hecha humos, por la falta de respeto, desprecio é irreverencia, del Alcalde de la Ciudad BillDeBlasio y algunos oficiales, al no enseñar la cara y hacer acto de presencia durante el servicio funeral de despedida al primer puertorriqueño en ser Congresista, primer Comisionado, primer Presidente de Condado, primer Vice-Alcalde de la Ciudad y primer hispano en correr 11 veces en el maraton de New York.
Usted debe saber que ¡No puedo respirar! ¡No puedo respirar! Fuerón las últimas palabras que por once (11) veces repitiera Mr. Erick Garner antes de sucumbir inconciente, mientras era objeto por parte de policias newyorkinos a un brutal excesesivo uso de fuerza, sometido a un “choke hold” y su cara era brutalmente aplastada por las rodillas de un policia contra la acera a la cual habia sido lanzado.
Es importante que usted sepa varias cosas de sumo interes é importancia durante todo este proceso.
You should know that “I can’t breathe” were the last words that Mr. Eric Garner ever pronounced. He said these words eleven times before he fell unconscious while being subject to brutal acts of excessive police force. While Mr. Eric Garner was being subjected to an illegal chokehold, he also had his face crushed into the sidewalk by the knees of a Police Officer.
It is important for you to know some facts surrounding that incident.
What You Should KnowBy Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District718-991-3161Showing our Respect for the Honorable Herman Badillo You should know that on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 11:00 AM there will be a Funeral Service for the repose of the soul of the Honorable Herman Badillo at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home located at 1076 Madison Avenue in New York City.
Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration. We received outstanding poems, essays, and artwork that exemplify the creativity of New York State’s young people.
The submissions received are remarkable in what they represent – showing gratitude and respect for family, friends, our troops fighting overseas, and many other important subjects and activities. I am humbled and honored to see such inspiring contributions in response to what is a deceptively difficult question: “What are you thankful for?”
On behalf of the New York State Senate, I would like to offer my wholehearted congratulations to all of the participants in this year’s Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration.
You should know that in the wake of the November 24, 2014 Grand Jury ruling that Police Officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted for killing Michael Brown, demonstrations have erupted all over this nation - especially in Ferguson, Missouri.
People are frustrated and hurt and disappointed, and I agree that they have reason to be frustrated, hurt and extremely disappointed. What I cannot agree with is the way people are expressing their frustration.
What You Should Know By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District 718-991-3161
The Problem with New York City and the Department of Homeless Services
You should know that a few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to meet with Commissioner Gilbert Taylor from the Department of Homeless Services (DHS), to discuss a variety of issues that impact the homeless population in the City of New York. I am very concerned with the lack of transparency on the part of DHS with regards to the disparity and secrecy with which it pays its providers not only in the Bronx but throughout the City.
For Immediate ReleaseNovember 19, 2014By: Senator Rev. Rubén DíazSenator Rev. Ruben Diaz to Hold Wednesday Morning Prayer Vigil at Bronx Criminal CourtSenator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) and the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization will hold a prayer vigil this Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 9AM at the Bronx Hall of Justice located at 265 East 161st Street in the Bronx. Criminal charges of second-degree rape have been brought against Mr. Nanic Aidasani, a licensed practical nurse who worked at the Manhattanville Rehabilitation & HealthCare Center in Riverdale. Mr. Aidasani, who has been accused of the assault, will appear in Court. The victim is an elderly woman who suffers from dementia.
Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz and the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization to Hold Monday Morning Rally Supporting Fresh Direct
New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) and Ministers from the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization will hold a Rally on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 10:30AM on the Steps of the Bronx County Courthouse (located at 851 Grand Concourse & 161st Street) to support Fresh Direct's plans to move to the Bronx.
What You Should KnowBy Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District718-991-3161 Ray Kelly and Others Deserve a Security Detail You should know that Jamie Schram and Danika Fears wrote an article in the November 10, 2014 edition of the New York Post titled "Ray Kelly to lose his taxpayer-funded security detail." According to that article:
A Veterans Day Message from Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz
November 11, 2014
On this Veterans Day, I am proud to say that I served in United States Army's 35th Quarter Master Battalion. In 1960, I was sent from my home in Puerto Rico to receive basic training in Fort Jackson, South Carolina. From South Carolina, I was sent to serve our country in Ludwisburg, Germany. As a Veteran, I would like to honor all who served with a message to all Members of the Armed Services: Thank you for serving our country and protecting our freedoms. May the Lord continue to bless you and your families.
What You Should KnowBy Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District718-991-3161Senator Jeff Klein and the IDC are the Losers of the WeekYou should know that Election Day has passed and for all of us in the New York State Senate, the dust has settled. In one of my earlier columns “Who will be the “Cappo di tutti capi” of the New York State Senate?” I mentioned different scenarios about how Senator Dean Skelos, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, or Senator Jeff Klein could be winners and losers.