“You keep her legacy of love and joy alive every single day,” Democratic U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York said. “I’m keeping you, your mom, and your entire family in my prayers.”
Democratic U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts tweeted: “You are the manifestation of our ancestors’ dreams & your mother’s example, labor & prayers. I missed the blessing of meeting her but feel I’ve come to know her by way of your kind, righteous & brilliant example.”
Bowman represents a district that includes parts of the Bronx and Westchester County. He is the first male member of the so-called “squad” of progressive Democrats in Congress.