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December 16, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Thanksgiving Essays and Contributions

Dear Participant,

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.

Sincerely,

December 6, 2013
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

The Magnificent Seven Members of the Moreland Commission

Late Monday afternoon, after most people had left work for the day, the Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption released its preliminary report. The Moreland Commission, as it is commonly called, was convened by Governor Andrew Cuomo in July and included significant involvement from members of his staff.

December 4, 2013
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

My Tax Advice to Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor-Elect Bill De Blasio

You should know that on Monday, December 2, 2013 the United States Supreme Court let stand a ruling from the New York State Court of Appeals that requires Internet retailers to collect sales taxes even if they have no physical presence in New York State (Overstock.com v. New York Taxation Department, No. 13-252 and Amazon.com v. New York Taxation Department No. 13-259).

December 3, 2013
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HISPANIC CLERGY TO PRAY FOR ALEX RODRIGUEZ

NEWS

From the Office of the New York State Senator Rubén Díaz

 

Contact: Samaris Gross, 718-991-3161

For Immediate Release, November 20, 2013

 

HISPANIC CLERGY TO PRAY FOR ALEX RODRIGUEZ

New York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) and Ministers from the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization will lead a Prayer Vigil on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 11:30 am outside the Offices of Major League Baseball, located on the corner of Park Avenue and East 47th Street in Manhattan.

November 20, 2013
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

 

Gerson Borrero: I Hate This Country But I Love Its Money!!!.

 

You should know that there is an old saying: Actions speak louder than words.

You should also know that many Hispanics and others came to the United States from extreme poverty in their homeland, where our lives were so desperate to the point that many of us were practically begging just in order to survive. (For the record, you should know that to most Puerto Ricans, the term "my country" refers to Puerto Rico.)

November 14, 2013
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District,

Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

Look Who’s Talking About Treason?

You should know that I am reading Fred Dicker’s column in today’s 11/4/13, New York Post about how New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is getting leaders of the Democratic Party together for fight against the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) Leader Jeff Klein and his fellow IDC Members: Senator Diane Savino, Senator David Valesky and Senator David Carlucci – calling them “traitors to the Democratic Party.”

November 4, 2013
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

 

THE BOYCOTT AGAINST EL DIARIO LA PRENSA WORKED

 

November 1, 2013
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

 

WHY I OPPOSE CASINO GAMBLING LEGISLATION

You should know that when Senate Bill 5898, supported by Governor Andrew Cuomo and sponsored by Senator Bonacic, came to the Floor of the Senate to propose an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize casino gambling in New York State, I voted NO. When this vote came to the floor of the Senate on June 21, 2013, I was proud that seven of my colleagues: Senator Espaillat, Senator Hoylman, Senator Krueger, Senator LaValle, Senator Parker, Senator Perkins, and Senator Sanders all joined me and voted against this bill.

October 31, 2013
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Senator Ruben Diaz and Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda will Introduce Legislation to Protect Macy's Shoppers

New York State Senator Rev Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) and Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda (D-Bronx) will introduce legislation to “amend the general obligations law, in relation to requiring mercantile establishments to cease collections upon a court order finding of not guilty of larceny in mercantile establishments.” This legislation is in response to the growing number of news stories about people who have shopped at Macy’s and other stores and have been erroneously charged with shoplifting. 

October 31, 2013
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

The Daily News Just Couldn’t Resist!

You should all know that for years and years, I have been writing columns – just like this one – titled "What You Should Know.” While I am certainly no friend of the Daily News nor most of the media, from time to time, my columns appear in part or in their entirety in different publications.

October 29, 2013
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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

 

IT IS ABOUT TIME TO INVESTIGATE MACY'S

You should know that there has been a lot of media hype about Macy’s and the lawsuit actor Robert Brown has brought against Macy’s for (allegedly) parading him through the store in handcuffs after he bought a $1350.00 watch for his mother. Mr. Brown’s case may very well be the tip of the iceberg as to what actually goes on inside Macy’s Herald Square Store, located on West 34th Street in New York City.

My dear friend and former legal counsel, Christopher Lynn, Esq. told me about his experience representing a Hispanic man who was arrested and accused of shoplifting at Macy’s two years ago.

October 28, 2013
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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

Could You Imagine What Would Happen If They Did This In New York?

You should know that the New York Daily News published an article on October 23, 2013 by columnist Juan Gonzalez titled: “Citizenship of Haitians in Dominican Republic for decades threatened by court ruling.” His article began as follows: “The Dominican Republic's Constitutional Court ordered a government review of all birth certificates issued since 1929 for the purpose of determining how many Dominican-born children of foreigners were born 'in transit' and wrongly granted citizenship. Human rights advocates called it pure 'racism and xenophobia.'”

October 24, 2013
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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

 

Do as I Say, Not as I Do

You should know that “Do as I Say, Not as I Do” appears to be the message that New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo is sending to every member of the State Legislature and to the people of New York.

We all know that the Moreland Commission, created by Governor Cuomo, was intended to investigate and end corruption in our State’s government and public programs. And we all know about all of the brouhaha that went along with the idea of this Commission, all of the high talk about how his Commission would be independent, and how freely his Commission Members would be able to go against anyone to weed out corruption.

October 16, 2013
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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

Is There No Competent Hispanic to Serve as New York City's Next Police Commissioner?

You should know that Mayor Michael Bloomberg's days are numbered as Mayor of the City of New York. He has only a little less than three months before he's out of public office.

October 7, 2013
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CONGRESSMAN CHARLIE RANGEL AND BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT RUBEN DIAZ JR. TO ATTEND VETERAN’S FORUM

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 2, 2013

CONGRESSMAN CHARLIE RANGEL AND BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT RUBEN DIAZ JR. TO ATTEND VETERAN’S FORUM

United States Congressman Charlie Rangel and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. are among the elected officials that have confirmed their participation in the First Bronx Public Forum on Veterans Affairs to be conducted this Friday, October 4, 2013 from 9:00AM to 12:00 PM in the Auditorium of the Lincoln Hospital located at 234 East 149th Bronx, New York.

October 2, 2013
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NOTA DE PRENSA PRIMER FORUM DE VETERANOS EN EL BRONX

2 DE OCTUBRE DEL 2013

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

PARA PUBLICACION INMEDIATA

SEN. REV. RUBEN DIAZ

 

NOTA DE PRENSA

PRIMER FORUM DE VETERANOS EN EL BRONX

El Congresista Charles Rangel y el Presidente del Condado del Bronx Rubén Díaz, Jr. se encuentran entre los oficiales electos que han confirmado su participación al primer Forum publico sobre Asuntos de Veteranos en el Condado del Bronx.

October 2, 2013
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

Sheldon Silver has a driver … so what’s the big fuss?

You should know that the New York Post has spent a lot of time and resources on its writers and photographers to investigate New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s driver. On Sunday, September 29, Candice Giove’s article “Silver’s driver making wasteful Albany-NYC trips” accuses Speaker Silver of wasting New York taxpayer money that pays for his driver.

Why can’t the Assembly Speaker have a driver? What’s the big fuss?

September 30, 2013
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October 4, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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