Bronx Focus: Challenging Ruben Diaz, Sr. (State Senate)
Meet Charlie Ramos, former Bronx liaison for the Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. and challenger to Rubin Diaz. Ramos, in sharp contrast to Diaz, believes (from his website):
Civil Rights: Every individual’s civil rights must be protected; discrimination and harassment based on race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or physical and developmental ability should be banned.
Reproductive Freedom: Women and men – not politicians – deserve the right to make personal decisions about their reproductive health in accordance with their own personal and moral beliefs.
In other words, he is not anti-gay (like Diaz) and is pro-choice (unlike Diaz).
You can learn more about Charlie Ramos, and find out how you can help him beat Ruben Diaz, Sr., by visiting his website.
You can also meet Charlie Ramos in person at a Democracy for NYC event. From DFNYC:
You are invited to join
Charlie Ramos Jr.
CANDIDATE FOR THE 32nd SENATORIAL DISTRICT
Charlie Ramos Jr. is a community organizer in the Bronx with a passion for civil rights, community empowerment, and government reform.
Charlie recently served as the Bronx liaison for Bill Thompson, former Comptroller of the City of New York. Charlie has been a grassroots community organizer for over 7 years, working for organizations such as America Votes, the Pennsylvania Statewide Latino Coalition, the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute, and Wal-Mart Watch, a nationwide campaign to reveal the harmful impact of Walmart. Charlie was an organizer in the successful movement urging the appointment of Justice Sonya Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.
Charlie is challenging Reverend Ruben Diaz Sr. - the incumbent Senator who has been a vocal anti-gay, anti-choice conservative Democrat. Diaz Sr. was a part of the “Gang of 3” that started the coup in the State Senate that brought government to a standstill last year. Charlie is proud to be part of the movement to change the way Albany works.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
6pm to 8pm
At the home of Bob Ginsberg
275 West 96th Street
New York, NY 10025
*Cocktails and refreshments will be served*
To RSVP or for more info contact Roxanne Pimental
By phone (718) 874-3644
By email email@example.com