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Another One Of My Bills, Signed By Governor Andrew Cuomo, Becomes Effective

What You Should Know By State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District (718) 991-3161 Another One Of My Bills, Signed By Governor Andrew Cuomo, Becomes Effective You should know that effective February 2, 2015, the Immigrant Assistance Service Enforcement Act has become law in New York State.  I sponsored this strong piece of legislation in the Senate to help protect families and individuals in New York from immigration assistance fraud, and Assemblyman Marcos Crespo sponsored it in the Assembly. The bill was signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. 

February 3, 2015
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Since 2009, I Have Been Trying to Prevent It

What You Should KnowBy State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District(718) 991-3161Since 2009, I Have Been Trying to Prevent ItYou should know that in order to prevent corruption and the temptation of elected officials from earning money from outside of their legislative salaries, back in 2009, which was six years ago, I introduced a piece of legislation, S.3149, which prohibits a member of the legislature from engaging in any outside paid activity during his or her term of office.  In other words, the New York State Legislature should be a full-time Legislature. See the attached copy of the bill.

February 2, 2015
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The Annual African-American Abrazo, Friday, February 20, 2015, 7:00 PM-12:00AM, Maestro's Caterers, 1703 Bronxdale Avenue, Bronx, New York, 10462

This event will recognize the Honorable Andrea Stewart-Cousins, New York State Senator; the Rev. Dimas Salaberrios, President, Concerts of Prayers, Greater New York; Ms. Neva Shillingford, Executive Vice President, 1199 SEIU; and, Mr. Abraham Jones, Executive Director at Claremont Neighborhood Centers, Inc.

January 30, 2015
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It Is Not Important Which Diaz The Governor Mentioned

What You Should Know By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District 718-991-3161 It Is Not Important Which Diaz The Governor Mentioned You should know that the name Ruben Diaz was once again pronounced by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo during the State of the State Address on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. 

January 26, 2015
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The 3 New Amigos – What’s the Difference?

What You Should KnowBy Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District718-991-3161

You should know that during the 2015 State of the State Address and the presentation of the Executive Budget for New York State, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his intentions to visit Mexico accompanied with Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. The Governor made this pronouncement with great fanfare and excitement, using a giant screen to show the three of them wearing Mexican hats with the caption: The 3 Amigos. 

January 22, 2015
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LOS NUEVOS TRES AMIGOS: ¿DIFERENTES EN QUE?

LO QUE USTED DEBE SABERPor el Senador Rev. Ruben DiazDistrito 32 Condado del Bronx, New York718-991-3161

Usted debe saber que durante el discurso del Estado y la presentación del presupuesto el Señor Gobernador Andrew Cuomo hizo mención de su intención de viajar en grupo a la Ciudad de Mexico acompañado del Presidente del Senado Dean Skelos y el Portavoz de la Asamblea Sheldon Silver. 

Lo interesante del asunto es que al hacer el anuncio del viaje a Mexico, con mucha fanfarria y retratos en una gigante pantalla, mostro retratos de ellos tres vestidos con sombreros mexicanos bajo el titúlo “Los Tres Amigos”. 

January 22, 2015
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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 19, 2015, 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 16, 2015
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Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Should Have a Seat at the Table with the 3 Men in a Room

What You Should Know By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District 718-991-3161  Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Should Have a Seat at the Table with the 3 Men in a Room You should know that Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins is a bright, well-educated, articulate, intelligent, professional, beloved and highly respected African-American woman who has been elected to serve as the Leader of the Senate Democratic Conference. The experience that Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins has had in her professional and personal life overshadows most other Senators by far. 

January 13, 2015
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My Wishes and Prayers in 2015 for my Friends, Colleagues and Foes

What You Should Know By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District 718-991-3161 My Wishes and Prayers in 2015 for my Friends, Colleagues and Foes In this first week of the New Year, I would like to express my wishes, prayers and desires for my friends and foes for 2015. You should know that some of my wishes and prayers will be very hard to achieve but nevertheless, there's nothing wrong with dreaming - even if those dreams might never come true. My first wish is for Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver: that they be left alone by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. As I said before, this may be a more difficult prayer to be answered. 

January 7, 2015
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Three Kings Gift Giving Day Was A Success

News 12 The Bronx: Reports on the success of the gift giving as part of Three Kings Day. Click here for full article on News 12.

January 5, 2015
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January 5, 2015
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EL SENADOR RUBÉN DÍAZ INVITA A CELEBRAR LA VISITA DE “LOS TRES REYES MAGOS” PARA LOS NIÑOSE DE LA COMUNIDAD

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EL SENADOR RUBÉN DÍAZ INVITA A CELEBRAR LA VISITA DE “LOS TRES REYES MAGOS” PARA LOS NIÑOSE DE LA COMUNIDAD

January 2, 2015
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STATE SENATOR RUBEN DIAZ TO CELEBRATE “THREE KINGS DAY” FOR THE CHILDREN OF OUR COMMUNITY

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January 2, 2015

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STATE SENATOR RUBEN DIAZ TO CELEBRATE “THREE KINGS DAY” FOR THE CHILDREN OF OUR COMMUNITY

On Saturday, January 3rd, 2015, State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, along with Assembly Members Marcos Crespo, Luis Sepulveda and The New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, will be celebrating the visit of the Three Kings to the Bronx. During these activities, children between the ages of 1- 9 years old, will receive a toy and a book bag with school supplies. “Live music and entertainment will also be provided for the children,” stated Senator Díaz.

January 2, 2015
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¡Wow! El Gobernador Andrew Coumo mencionó mi nombre varias veces en su libro

LO QUE USTED DEBE SABERPor el Senador Rev. Ruben DiazDistrito 32 Condado del Bronx, New York718-991-3161¡Wow!  El Gobernador Andrew Coumo mencionó mi nombre varias veces en su libroUsted debe saber que, el Gobernador del Estado de New York Hon. Andrew Coumo, en su libro titulado (“All things possible”) “Todas las cosas posibles”, menciona mi nombre en varias ocaciones.

December 30, 2014
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Wow! Governor Andrew Cuomo Mentioned My Name in His Book!

What You Should Know By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District 718-991-3161 Wow! Governor Andrew Cuomo Mentioned My Name in His Book!You should know that in his book titled "All Things Possible," New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo makes reference to me by name several times.You should know that in his book, Chapter 10 is titled "33."  "33" is devoted to the fight to pass same-sex marriage and the struggle to get 33 Senators to vote YES in favor of his promise to the gay community to have New York State legalize same-sex marriage.  In "33" the Governor gave me the honor of mentioning me by name on pages 382, 289, 400 and 402.

December 30, 2014
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STATE SENATOR RUBEN DIAZ TO CELEBRATE “THREE KINGS DAY” FOR THE CHILDREN OF OUR COMMUNITY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 29, 2014PRESS RELEASE  STATE SENATOR RUBEN DIAZ TO CELEBRATE “THREE KINGS DAY” FOR THE CHILDREN OF OUR COMMUNITY On Saturday, January 3rd, 2015, State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, along with Assembly Members Marcos Crespo, Luis Sepulveda and The New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, will be celebrating the visit of the Three Kings to the Bronx.  During these activities, children between the ages of 1- 9 years old, will receive a toy and a book bag with school supplies. “Live music and entertainment will also be provided for the children,” stated Senator Díaz. 

December 29, 2014
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HISPANIC MINISTERS TO LAY A WREATH ON THE PLACE WHERE TWO POLICE OFFICERS WERE EXECUTED

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.

December 24, 2014
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