In an appearance on MSNBC Rep Jamaal Bowman called out Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene of racist tropes when she characterised him as threatening during a confrontation on the steps of the US Capitol.
Friday, May 19, 2023
Friday, March 24, 2023
Congressman Jamaal Bowman, Ed.D. (NY-16) held a press conference with 20+ social media creators with a combined following of over 60 million people to oppose the TikTok ban. Social media creators shared how TikTok has impacted their small businesses, artistic expression and communities. More than 150 million Americans, including 5 million U.S. small businesses, use TikTok to inspire creativity, bring joy, and support their livelihoods.
“The rush to ban TikTok sets a dangerous precedent for our country by undermining our freedom of speech and distracts from the real issue: protecting Americans’ data and privacy,” said Congressman Jamaal Bowman Ed.D. (NY-16). Every Big Tech company, both foreign and domestic, mines and sells our data for their own profits, and cracking down on surveillance capitalism is what we need to be focused on. Many who are hyper focused on TikTok seem to look the other way when Facebook enables right-wing and Russian disinformation to undermine our democracy, and they are springing into action now because it suits their Cold War crusade against China. I, along with millions of others, use TikTok as a place to interact with my community in a positive, uplifting way. But this is not about defending TikTok as a company. We need strong regulation that applies to every platform in order to protect our data and especially our children. And we also have to protect young people’s right to free expression. Let’s use this moment to craft a comprehensive approach to safeguarding and democratizing the social media landscape.”
Rep. Bowman's statement below:
Instead of banning TikTok we need comprehensive legislation to ensure social media users' data is safe and secure.— Congressman Jamaal Bowman (@RepBowman) March 23, 2023
Banning TikTok won't solve that problem, and I was proud to stand with some of the most incredible creators today. pic.twitter.com/FXSWCGfTgc
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) has fended off his Democratic challengers to win the primary contest in New York’s 16th Congressional District. He is expected to easily win reelection in November’s general election in the Democratic stronghold.
The New York Times declared Bowman the winner with more than 50% of the vote.
“Tonight, we proved to the world that if you lead with peace and with love, you win,” Bowman said in a campaign statement released Tuesday night. “Because when we got to D.C. two years ago — just days before the first attack on the Capitol since the War of 1812 — that is how we led.”
He added, “We introduced the Green New Deal for Public Schools to invest in young people. We brought back resources to support the elderly and children in our communities. We fought back against hate, racism, and anti-semitism.”
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
During a CNN interview, member Rep. Jamaal Bowman of New York ripped into West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin on Monday night, accusing Manchin of not caring about women, minorities or the poor.
When Joe Manchin showed us who he was, I believed him — and everyone else should have too. Gutting Build Back Better because special interests want it gutted is not an option. The people cannot be left behind. pic.twitter.com/D7GdHux7bf— Jamaal Bowman (@JamaalBowmanNY) December 21, 2021