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ELECTED OFFICIALS WILL HONOR HISPANIC MINISTERS

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 11, 2013

ELECTED OFFICIALS WILL HONOR HISPANIC MINISTERS

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli will be leading the cadre of elected officials that will be attending the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization’s Annual Banquet.

During this annual event, attended by more than 700 people, the honorees; Rev. Robert “Bob” Rodriguez, Rev. Rafael Reyes, Rev. Maritza Nelson, Rev. Erick Salgado, Rev. Joel Bauza and Rev. Mario Olivero will be receiving Proclamations from State Senator Ruben Diaz and Assemblyman Marcos Crespo.

April 11, 2013
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

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By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

To My Enemies: Take a Number and Get on Line

You should know that when Rudy Giuliani was the U.S Attorney for the Southern District, he was practically an unknown until he decided to go after elected officials, mostly in Bronx County. Former U.S Attorney Giuliani indicted Bronx Congressman Robert Garcia, Bronx Borough President Stanley Simon, Bronx County leader Stanley Friedman, and many others.

April 8, 2013
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By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

My Two Cents on Senator Malcolm Smith’s Situation

After learning about the difficult and embarrassing situation for which my senate colleague, Malcolm Smith is going through and after so many calls from members of the media asking for my comments I am herewith expressing my two cents.

April 2, 2013
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By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

Two Heroes From Our Community

You should know that out of so many Black and Hispanic elected officials in the New York State Legislature, this year, only two of them had the guts to show their complete dissatisfaction with Governor Andrew Cuomo by voting to reject every single part of the Governor’s Budget.

April 2, 2013
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By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

Will Catholics Like Governor Andrew Cuomo Follow Pope Francis' Example?

April 1, 2013
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Leads Midnight Bus Vigil on Wheels

March 25, 2013

For Immediate Release

SENATOR REV. RUBEN DIAZ

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Leads Midnight Bus Vigil on Wheels

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-NY) will lead the all-night vigil of thirty (30) buses sponsored by the National Organization for Marriage bound for Washington, D.C. to join the March for Marriage demonstration in front of the United States Supreme Court on Tuesday, March 26, 2013. The thirty (30) buses filled with Pentecostal ministers and members of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization will depart from various locations in New York at midnight, and gather at 9:00 AM in front of the United States Supreme Court.

March 25, 2013
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Introduces “The Amar Diarrassouba Life-Saving Truck Guard Law”

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) has introduced legislation to require the use of rear wheel guards on certain vehicles (S.4326). This bill comes in the wake of the tragic loss of 6-year-old Amar Diarrassouba, who was fatally struck and killed by a truck on February 28, 2013 at the intersection of 117th Street and 1st Avenue in East Harlem, while walking to school with his older brother.

March 22, 2013
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Senator Ruben Diaz to celebrate the 3rd "Abrazo Garifuna in New York"

PRESS RELEASE March 20, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SENATOR REV. RUBEN DIAZ

Senator Ruben Diaz to celebrate the 3rd

“Abrazo Garifuna in New York”

March 20, 2013
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By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

Rossana and El Diario La Prensa, Here is Your Great Opportunity

March 20, 2013
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By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

El Diario la Prensa is Following My Lead

You should know that El Diaro la Prensa is following my lead – yes, the lead of Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz – and the political movement I began last year asking my colleagues in the New York State Senate, especially the Hispanic Senators, unite and to not vote for Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Budget unless it includes the Dream Act.

March 18, 2013
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By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

Hispanic Legislators: Put Up or Shut Up

You should know that since the last presidential election, the Hispanic vote proved to be crucial throughout the nation, with the Democratic Party being its biggest beneficiary.

March 12, 2013
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By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

Midnight Bus Vigil to Washington, DC

You should know that on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 12:00 midnight, the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization will hold an all-night vigil on buses bound to Washington, D.C., to join the National Organization for Marriage who is organizing a demonstration on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 9:00 AM in front of the United States Supreme Court.

March 11, 2013
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

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By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

I Am Glad I Voted Against It

You should know that a Manhattan Supreme Court Justice blocked Governor Andrew Cuomo’s attempt to harm New York City’s public schools poor students by cutting $260 Million in education aid.

February 22, 2013
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For Your Information from Senator Rubén Díaz

New York Needs Transparency in Political Spending

Ian Vandewalker

Counsel, Democracy Program, Brennan Center for Justice

Unprecedented amounts of secret money were spent on last year’s federal elections. In fact, spending by shadowy outside groups has become increasingly pervasive everywhere, including in New York elections. Unless we change the system with reforms like meaningful disclosure rules and public campaign financing, this crisis will only grow worse. Fortunately, key figures in Albany are pushing for more transparency in our state’s government.

February 22, 2013
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By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

Who is the real leader? Who is in command?

You should know that when we, Black and Hispanic elected officials go out campaigning to become elected or re-elected, we promise our communities that we will fight, protect and stand against any and all things that will be detrimental to their benefit and goals.

February 15, 2013
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By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

A Gross Disrespect for the Truth

February 15, 2013
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By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

Now it’s the Bronx Borough President’s Time!

You should know that the Constitution of the United States of America mandates that the President of our Nation, once a year, informs Congress about the current situation of the nation and presents his future plans for the nation. This event, which is broadcast live for all residents in our nation, is called the State of the Union Address.

February 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
Now it’s the Bronx Borough President’s Time!
You should know that the Constitution of the United States of America mandates that the President of our Nation, once a year, informs Congress about the current situation of the nation and presents his future plans for the nation.

February 13, 2013
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

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By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

Divide and Conquer

You should know that even though it is impossible to say for certain, it is Julius Caesar who has been attributed to the quote "Divide et impera" which translates from Latin to mean "Divide and Conquer."

February 6, 2013
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A Letter to Secretary Patience

February 4, 2013

Mr. Francis W. Patience

Secretary of the Senate

321 Capitol

Albany, NY 12247

Dear Secretary Patience:

According to information given to my office by Ms. Tracy Starr, you are demanding that the landlord in my Senate District Office, after four years, decrease the monthly rent from $4,601.00 to $3,330.00, a net loss of $1,268.00 per month.

It is important for you to know that in these struggling economic times for property owners and small businesses especially in minority communities, you are imposing a heavy financial burden on these businesses by decreasing the monthly rent, when we all know that every year rent goes up, not down.

February 4, 2013
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