Indian-American lawmakers celebrated Mother’s Day this past weekend by paying glowing tributes and expressing deep gratitude to their mothers in a series of tweets.
“I come from a long line of strong women, and it makes me very proud. I wrote about my incredible grandmother, who played tennis in her sari, and my mother Maya, who travelled the world and is still writing for newspapers,” Washington Democrat Pramila Jayapal tweeted along with the photo of her mother and sister.
“Happy #MothersDay to all the moms and families out there, especially my mom and my wife Priya. I hope your family will have the chance to catch up today. I’m reminded of what my mom says whenever I tell her about Congress: ‘that’s great, when are you bringing the grandkids over?’” Raja Krishnamoorthi, a Democrat from Illinois, tweeted.
“This #MothersDay, we should remember that women still perform more uncompensated work outside their jobs, including childcare and housework, than men. This “second shift” decreases their labor force participation and already precarious economic power,” California Democrat Ro Khanna tweeted.
Fellow Californian and dean of the Indian American congressional delegation Ami Bera wished his wife a great mother’s day and tweeted, “Wishing my wonderful wife Janine and all mothers out there a Happy Mother’s Day!”