Martín Miguel Fernandez is a DC native running for Ward 2 Councilmember to fight for a more equitable DC.
After nearly 30 years of entitlement and corruption representing Ward 2, we cannot move forward with a new generation of the same.
As a staunch progressive and an expert in science and technology policy, Martín is ready to offer innovative ideas, ethical leadership, and a deep commitment to social justice. Martín is also a fixture in the DC creative scene, and will advocate for the needs of the service industry and local businesses.
Will you stand with Martín?
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Local Business AidView All Issues
The pandemic is worsening an already unfavorable small business environment. Businesses should not be forced to fold or go into massive debt due to pandemic-related closures. It is unethical and impractical to expect businesses to pay rent, property taxes, and other monthly dues while making limited or no revenue. Ward 2 has been heavily affected by this phenomenon as the home of several business districts. We are in danger of losing our favorite homegrown establishments if we don’t take action.
Policing & Public SafetyView All Issues
MPD’s approach to policing has disproportionately and negatively affected Black residents, evidenced both in arrest data and unresolved deaths at the hands of the police. These well-documented disparities should be motivating serious systemic changes, not budget increases.
HousingView All Issues
I believe housing is a human right. Rent control and supplement programs must be expanded and emboldened to protect our low and middle income residents.
Arts and CultureView All Issues
DC’s creative community has been neglected. The city must expand its grant offerings and financial incentives for artists and establishments of art and culture–such as galleries, music venues, dance studios, and makerspaces–to keep the District vibrant and keep creatives in the city as the cost of living rises and the conditions of work change with the pandemic.
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