Many people have taken to social media to share their memories of Louise Slaughter and also honor the long-time congresswoman who died at 88 on Friday morning. Here's a sample of the condolences and remembrances made on Twitter. Some have also been tweeted using the #LouiseMemories
Louise Slaughter was a champion for New York who had a larger than life presence in Rochester area politics.
She was trailblazer, a partner and friend ever since we worked together for my father more than four decades ago. She will be missed greatly.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) March 16, 2018
Karen and I are saddened to hear of the passing of my friend Rep. Louise Slaughter. The Congresswoman was a passionate advocate for her beliefs and a valued member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Our prayers are with her family as they mourn her loss.
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) March 16, 2018
.@LouiseSlaughter was tough, unfailingly gracious, and unrelenting in fighting for her ideas. She was simply great. In her memory, I have ordered that the flags above the Capitol be lowered to half-staff.
— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) March 16, 2018
I'm saddened by the news of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter's passing. I was honored to have known her. pic.twitter.com/KFzDuw5rnT
— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) March 16, 2018
I extend my deepest condolences on the passing of @LouiseSlaughter. Above all else, Louise was always a great reflection of the community and people she represented – a strong, principled and resilient public servant who dedicated much of her life to helping her neighbors.
— Cheryl Dinolfo (@CherylDinolfo) March 16, 2018
It was my great privilege to serve with Rep. @LouiseSlaughter and to benefit from her friendship and wise counsel for 30 years. Her loss will be deeply felt. May it be a comfort to her family to know that so many around the country mourn with them. https://t.co/sUHsrpPaLA pic.twitter.com/jb0xSl9FNm
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) March 16, 2018
— RCSD (@RCSDNYS) March 16, 2018
I was proud to have worked with Rep. Louise Slaughter during my 16 years in the U.S. House of Representatives. Throughout her career, Louise was a leading figure in the fight for economic, social and racial justice. She will be missed by her constituents and the entire country.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) March 16, 2018
I am sad to learn about the passing of Louise Slaughter. Louise worked tirelessly to help improve the lives of those in the Rochester region and WNY. It was an honor to serve in the House with her over the years. My deepest sympathies go out to her family. She will be missed.
— Tom Reed (@RepTomReed) March 16, 2018
.@LouiseSlaughter's unmatched kindness, fighting spirit, and deep commitment to our shared values inspired us all. Thinking of her family, loved ones, and the entire Rochester community. Louise, we will miss you terribly.
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) March 16, 2018
I will never forget the day #LouiseSlaughter and 6 other House Democratic Congresswomen marched to the Senate to demand that the all-male Senate Judiciary committee delay a final vote on Clarence Thomas October 8 1991. She lost that battle but was a fighter to the end. RIP
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) March 16, 2018
My friend & colleague @LouiseSlaughter was a giant, who proudly walked in the footsteps of the heroes of Seneca Falls -Susan B. Anthony & Elizabeth Cady Stanton. She had deep convictions on issues impt to the ppl of #ROC & for the integrity & honesty of the political system.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) March 16, 2018
It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of my friend and colleague from NY, Louise Slaughter. Louise has served our state for over three decades, and has been a role model to many women Members, including myself. My full statement: https://t.co/oUD88EgO1E
— Rep. Elise Stefanik (@RepStefanik) March 16, 2018
Today the 25th District of New York, Congress, and the American people lost a fierce fighter. Louise Slaughter was more than a trailblazer – she was a force for good. She’ll be greatly missed by so many – my heart goes out to her family and staff. https://t.co/wxPs8jlsOF
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) March 16, 2018
— RCSD (@RCSDNYS) March 16, 2018
I’m incredibly saddened by the loss of my friend and colleague, Rep. Louise Slaughter. Louise was always willing to work together in a bipartisan manner to fight for the people of our neighboring districts in Upstate New York. It was an honor to serve alongside her.
— John Katko (@RepJohnKatko) March 16, 2018
Louise Slaughter was a legend. She had a kindness that made you happy to know her and a fire in her belly that sure made me glad we were so often on the same team. The country and the Congress are a better place because of her, and we must work to fill the void her loss has left.
— John Dingell (@JohnDingell) March 16, 2018
— Brian Higgins (@RepBrianHiggins) March 16, 2018
Congresswoman Louise Slaughter secured the first $500 million in federal funding for breast cancer research at the NIH, made sure that women and minorities were included in all clinical trials, and authored the Violence Against Women Act. She will be dearly missed.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) March 16, 2018
The loss of Louise Slaughter is so sad. She was a powerful voice for House Democrats and incredible advocate of their agenda.
— Brendan Buck (@BrendanBuck) March 16, 2018
Louise Slaughter was an unparalleled champion for women. I worked with her on the Violence Against Women Act, and I will always remember her grit and determination in standing up for women and families every day. She will be greatly missed.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) March 16, 2018
Mayor Warren: I am deeply saddened to learn about the passing of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, who was the embodiment of leadership and tireless advocacy for her constituents. I offer my condolences to her family and friends in this time of mourning. https://t.co/CLzFFLLUGz pic.twitter.com/neAWdkUJGP
— City of Rochester NY (@CityRochesterNY) March 16, 2018
We are all deeply saddened by the passing of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter. She was a great leader and her contributions to Rochester will live on for many years to come. My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this difficult time.
— Mark Assini (@markassini) March 16, 2018
I'm so sorry to learn of the passing of Rep. @LouiseSlaughter. She entered public service at a time when there were few women in the arena and blazed a trial for countless others. You couldn't find a better advocate for women in Congress. My thoughts are with her family.
— Sen Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) March 16, 2018
.@louiseslaughter was a tireless advocate for our community & one of our nation’s most fearless champions for fairness, equality & justice. Her work/legacy will forever be an inspiration to me. I am truly honored to have had the opportunity to call her my friend. My statement: pic.twitter.com/TQFqKLljd8
— Joseph D. Morelle (@JoeMorelle) March 16, 2018
Louise Slaughter was an extraordinary woman and leader. It saddens me deeply to hear of the passing of our friend and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter. I send my thoughts to her daughters, son-in-laws, grandchildren and Louise’s extended family. pic.twitter.com/qjvDdkB6G3
— Harry B. Bronson (@HarryBBronson) March 16, 2018