WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
By Former NYC Councilman
Rev. Ruben Diaz
You should know that a group of Puerto Rican leaders joined forces to support Diana Reyna, a Dominican American, in her aspirations to serve as New York State’s Lieutenant Governor.
You Should know that Councilman Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Paterson, New Jersey Council Member Luis Vélez, Jr., Community Leader Roberto (Bobby) Crespo joined a delegation of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, to come out and be the first to support the Dominican American Diana Reyna. Ms. Reyna has an excellent opportunity in becoming the next Lieutenant Governor which would make her the first Hispanic to occupy this position.
As you may already know, the Hispanic community has never held an elected position of power and influence within the entire New York State government. Now with Diana Reyna the doors of opportunity have been opened. This is a time where the Hispanic Community has the opportunity to make history and elect one of their own as other ethnic groups have enjoyed such accomplishments.
I congratulate Councilmembers Rafael Salamanca Jr. and Luis Velez, Jr., for being the first two (2) elected officials that publicly came out in support of Diana Reyna's candidacy. They have set an example of Hispanic Unity, while also sending a message to other Hispanic elected officials and leaders in the City, State and Nation that the time has come for the Hispanic Community to set aside differences and unite as a people.
I want to encourage the President of the Dominican Republic the Hon. Luis Abinader, the Former Presidents, the Hon. Leonel Fernández Reyna, the Hon. Hipolito Mejía’s and the Hon. Danilo Medina to use their voices to encourage their supporters residing in New York, to unite behind the candidacy of Diana Reyna and cast their votes on Tuesday June 28 and make history in the United States of America.
To all Hispanic groups, especially Puerto Ricans and Dominicans, with all due respect I want to borrow the former President, the Honorable Barack Obama’s famous Campaign phrase “Si Se Puede” “Yes We Can”.
I am Rev. Rubén Diaz, and this is What You Should Know.