Jamaal Bowman

Vedat Gashi mailer in 16th Congressional District race shows Black opponent Rep. Jamaal Bowman with apparently darkened skin

With New York’s 16th Congressional District primary just a few weeks away, Rep. Jamaal Bowman is calling out challenger Vedat Gashi for distributing campaign material that features a photo of the Black, progressive representative with what appears to be a noticeably darker skin tone. The Gashi campaign’s mailer, which...
Picture for Vedat Gashi mailer in 16th Congressional District race shows Black opponent Rep. Jamaal Bowman with apparently darkened skin

Rep. Jamaal Bowman can’t please everyone in Congress, and moderate challengers see an opening

Two years after the former middle school principal knocked a political veteran out of Congress, Rep. Jamaal Bowman is no longer an underdog going into the Aug. 23 primary. While the first-term representative has raked in fairly widespread attention and pitched his support behind a slate of progressive policies since taking office, he’s facing challenges from three moderate Democrats who feel they are better suited to represent the newly redrawn 16th Congressional District. Westchester County legislators Vedat Gashi and Catherine Parker have touted what they say is their ability to bridge differences within the Democratic party and criticized Bowman for taking polarizing stances on some issues. Also running is Greater New York Chamber of Commerce CEO and “common sense” candidate Mark Jaffe.
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War of Words Between Congressman Jamaal Bowman and Elon Musk

Westchester congressman Jamaal Bowman, from Yonkers, engaged in a war of words with Tesla Owner-Founder Elon Musk on Twitter. The exchange started with the upset victory of hispanic-republican congressional nominee Mayra Flores, pictured below, who won her special election to the House in the 34th district of South Texas also the Rio Grande on June 14.

Jamaal Bowman

Jamaal Bowman is running for Congressional District 16. Jamaal Bowman is running for Congressional District 16 and has been the incumbent since 2020. Bowman has co-sponsored multiple environmental bills including the Climate Resilience Workforce Act and Green New Deals for Cities Act of 2021, and also sponsored the Heating and Cooling Relief Act. If re-elected, Bowman intends to prioritize moving towards 100% clean and renewable energy by 2030, confronting environmental racism, and promoting a Global Green New Deal.

Congressmen Jamaal Bowman and Mondaire Jones on Their First Year

Jones portrait by Laura Jane Brett Photography; Bowman portrait by Corey Torpie. The two legislators sat down with 914INC. to discuss their accomplishments, issues facing the county, and plans for the future. Congressmen Jamaal Bowman (NY-16) and Mondaire Jones (NY-17) are just over one year into their terms serving their...

Congressman Jamaal Bowman’s Staff Tweets About Will Smith Slap of Chris Rock, then Quickly Deletes it

As all of us were watching the Oscars on March 28, and saw actor Will Smith take the stage and slap comedian Chris Rock for a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman’s campaign Twitter account posted, “Teachable Moment: Don’t joke about a Black Woman’s hair,” at 10:48 PM. Before 11pm that Tweet was deleted.

Pelosi Comes to Riverdale to Campaign With Congressman Jamaal Bowman

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, at Mount Saint Michael College Town Hall with Rep. Bowman, below. Yes its a big deal when the Speaker of the U.S. House of Represenatives, the third most powerful position in the United States, comes to your district for an event in an election year. That is what happened on March 14, when Speaker Nancy Pelosi came to Mount Saint Michael College in Riverdale, on the border with Yonkers, to hold a town hall with Congressman Jamaal Bowman.

Jamaal Bowman facing primary challenge

Rep. Jamaal Bowman will face a primary challenge from Westchester County Legislator Vedat Gashi, who says the Democratic congressman’s virulently anti-Israel positions would be a major issue in the race. “I think the views he has taken … it’s a problem,” said Gashi, a 43-year-old attorney from Yorktown. “And...
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‘Squad’ member Jamaal Bowman says he’s not anti-cop after advocating for defunding the police

PHILADELPHIA — Rep. Jamaal Bowman is backtracking from his defunding-the-police rhetoric and blaming Republicans for using the slogan as a “fear-mongering tactic.”. Mr. Bowman, the newest and only male member of Congress’ far-left “Squad,” said his and his colleagues’ support for stripping funding from police wasn’t about getting rid of the police but about finding smart fixes to a broken criminal justice system.

NYLCV Hosts Town Hall With Congressman Jamaal Bowman on Build Back Better

Last Wednesday evening NYLCV hosted a virtual town hall with Congressman Jamaal Bowman of New York’s 16th congressional district. Participants were able to actively ask the Congressman questions throughout the event about clean energy; federal monies; and how the climate crisis is affecting areas of his district such as Co-op city in the Bronx, Yonkers, New Rochelle, Hastings on Hudson, and so much more.

NY Rep. Jamaal Bowman withdraws support for Abraham Accords

WASHINGTON (JTA) — U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman, the New York Democrat who has been less critical of Israel than other members of the progressive “Squad,” is dropping his support for a bill that would help Israel expand normalization agreements with Arab countries. In a letter to constituents,...

Democratic Rep. Jamaal Bowman savaged over hostility to Israel

Left-wing Rep. Jamaal Bowman, a New York Democrat, is drawing sharp criticism from Jewish community activists for dropping his support of a bill that aims to promote the normalization of diplomatic relations between Israel and Arab states in the region. "It's hard to fathom anything more worthwhile than encouraging peace...