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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
STATE SENATOR RUBEN DIAZ TO CELEBRATE “THREE KINGS DAY ” FOR THE CHILDREN OF OUR COMMUNITY
Bronx, NY- On Saturday, January 4th, 2014, State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz along with Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr., Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda, The New York Hispanic Clergy Organization and other elected officials, will come together to provide the children of our community a Three Kings Day Celebration. The first 600 children between the ages of 1 - 9 years old, will receive a toy and a book bag. “There will also be live music and entertainment for the children,” stated Senator Díaz.
Ken Lovett, Your Article is Yesterday’s News. Actually, it is News from 2009.
You should know that the esteemed reporter for the New York Daily News, Mr. Ken Lovett has apparently joined those who are constantly ignoring my legislation and my positive work in the New York State Senate. Mr. Ken Lovett has an article in today’s edition (Monday, December 30, 2013) titled: NYS State Sen. Brad Hoylman Introduces Bill To Ban Outside Employment For Legislators.
The Four Amigos, the IDC, and Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito: How things change … or are they just double standards?
You should know that back in 2009, when it came time to elect a new President in the State Senate, there were many candidates for the Democrats to choose from. This was when the Four Amigos – Senators Carl Kruger, Pedro Espada, Hiram Monserratte, and I – got together and talked about how we could unite to get leadership in the Senate and make a difference.
You should know that at the time, in order for someone to become the Democratic Senate Leader, it required 32 votes, and it was a tight race.