Monday, May 9, 2022

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW By Former NYC Councilman Rev. Ruben Diaz


Where Are the Great Advocates For Women's Rights And Their Progress?

You should know that, at a time when some are claiming to be advocates and the voice for women’s rights and progress, they have remained silent regarding the two female candidates seeking the position of Lieutenant Governor for New York State.  
As you know the upcoming Democratic Primary is to be held on Tuesday, June 28. There are (2) two Hispanic women, who are Prepared, Experienced and highly Qualified, running to fill said position making History, not only as the first Hispanic, but the first Woman to become Lieutenant Governor in the State of New York.
The Dominican American, Ms. Diana Reyna and the Colombian American Ms. Ana María Archilla, are running as Democratic Candidates in this upcoming primary.
However, there is a problem with the so-called champions, and the voices for Women’s Rights. They have remained silent regarding these two Hispanic Women who are fighting to make history by becoming New York’s next Lieutenant Governor. These two women arduously seek to break that “Glass Ceiling” of a historically Male dominated position.
First: Governor Kathy Hochul sends several tweets daily, where she boldly proclaims her defense of Women’s Rights and her interests to See Women elevated to higher positions.  Now that she is presented with the great opportunity to back her words with actions, instead of supporting a woman, she throws her support behind Mr. Antonio Delgado, a Portuguese man with a Hispanic name. Our honorable Governor ignores two qualified Hispanic women for the position of Lieutenant Governor. So, we must ask ourselves: What the Heck happened? Hypocrisy? Lack of recognition for women? Rejected because they’re Hispanic?  I don't know! I’m just saying!
Take Senator Chuck Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the two powerful U.S. Senators, Democrats representing New York State in Washington D.C. This week they have spent their time accusing the Republican Party of violating Women's Rights. Both these U.S. Senators held press conferences to criticize the Republicans and the Supreme Court justices. They showed us how “emotionally affected” they were for the sake of Women’s Rights and yes, they shed "Tears” in an emotional display of their “Defense of Women."
Senator Schumer and Senator Gillibrand now have the opportunity to show that their “Tears” for Women’s Rights are genuine. But so far, it appears that the cat got their tongues and they have remained mute when it comes to supporting one of these two women struggling to “Break the Glass Ceiling” in New York State . So, I ask, What the Heck happened? Hypocrisy? Lack of recognition for women?  Rejection because they are Hispanic? I don't know, I’m just saying!
Here in New York City last year, the current Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson, and most of the NYC Councilwomen, loudly cried out that Councilman Francisco Moya must not be appointed as their next City Council Speaker. Why? Because, according to them, he was a man, and it was time for a woman to hold the highest position in the New York City Council.
You should know that the Councilmembers rejected the Hispanic Francisco Moya because he was a man and they appointed City Councilwoman Adrienne Adams, an African American, to the position because it was "The Time for a Woman." All these great so-called defenders of women now have swallowed their tongues, and none have come out in defense of Diana Reyna or Ana María Archilla.  I wonder. What the Heck happened? Is it Hypocrisy? Lack of recognition of women? Or because they are Hispanic?....... I don't know, I’m just saying!
As for me, my dear readers, I will continue to be "The lone voice of one who cries out in the wilderness."   And I will continue to ask where are the voices of those who claim to be the "great defenders and the voice of Women’s Rights?  Don't Hispanic women also have that same right?
These two women, Dominican American Diana Reyna and the Colombian American Ana María Archilla, are well qualified. They can serve New York State well and can make history by occupying the position of Lieutenant Governor of the State of New York.  The ball is now in the hands of those so called great defenders of Women’s Rights, but where are they?
I am Rev. Ruben Diaz, and this is "What You Should Know."

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