Don’t Fix the MTA’s Budget Problems Off the Backs of Those Who Can Least Afford It
Abigail Martin, Mar. 10, 2021
‘With hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers still out of work, and with economic insecurity at its highest levels in recent memory, now is not the time to ask those who depend on public transportation to pay more.'
More Covid Special Elections are Coming; Let’s Make Them as Safe as Possible
Abigail Martin, Dec. 23, 2020
‘In light of what the City faces, we need to make sure to prioritize public health and our fight against this virus, while guaranteeing that all New Yorkers have full representation on the City Council as soon as is safely possible.'
Opinion: NYers Want Ranked Choice Voting—Don’t Delay Its Implementation
Abigail Martin, Dec. 1, 2020
‘A number of political insiders are now calling on the City Council to cancel RCV for next year’s elections. Not only would these efforts reject the will of voters, they would also undermine the work of numerous political outsiders who are already running.’
Chase Bank Says It’s Closing, Community Fights Back
Kirstyn Brendlen, Oct. 25, 2020
Another city council candidate, Abigail Martin, said she reached out to Demetris Giannoulias, chief executive of Bronx-based Spring Bank, asking if he would consider opening a branch in Chase’s place. Giannoulias, she said, agreed to explore the possibility.
Election 2021: Abigail Martin on Housing, Schools & A Living Wage
Síle Moloney, Oct. 22, 2020
An educator and social worker, Abigail Martin, candidate for City Council in the 11th District points to equality in education as being key to breaking the cycle of generational poverty. As a student advisor and adjunct professor at Columbia University’s school of social work, she helps train the City’s next generation of social workers.
School Nurses ‘Essential’ Now More Than Ever Before
Kirstyn Brendlen, Sep. 6, 2020
Abigail Martin finds the lack of detail surrounding school nurses policy and school reopening plans in general worrying. The city council candidate and former social worker feels the city had ample time to prepare its public schools for reopening, yet not much has been done. Martin’s also not reassured by the chancellor’s plans to play school reopening by ear either.
Inspired by Pandemic Struggles, Martin Runs
Kirstyn Brendlen, Aug. 16, 2020
“In 2019, unemployment in the Bronx was 5.4 percent,” Martin said. “And in six months, it has jumped to 20 percent. And I think people are scared about losing their homes. They’re scared about losing their jobs. Food insecurity is up, people in general just don’t know what the future is going to look like.”