In the Press
For now, those phone conversations and virtual town halls are all campaigns have during the pandemic. Gagarin’s team feels confident they can make the leap. “When it comes down to it, whether turnout is low or high, we’re confident in our ability to get our voters out,” Sahlin said.Read More >
The Verge
May 4, 2020
“We’re living in the most dangerous time in American history. I’ve been saying that pretty much at the beginning of the campaign, and I think it has been reinforced by what we’re witnessing right now in the midst of this coronavirus crisis.”Read More >
Balitang America
April 15, 2020
“Until they do that, we're still forced to comply with the law. So campaigns — both incumbents and challengers — are going to be out there collecting signatures,” said Mel Gagarin, who is running for a House seat. “For us, this isn't about the difficulties in petitioning; it's really about the public health and safety concern that it poses.”Read More >
March 12, 2020
“Given the seriousness of the Covid-19 outbreak, I and the undersigned are writing to ask that the petitioning requirements be suspended or altered for the upcoming election for declared candidates,” wrote Gagarin in the letter signed by nearly 40 other candidates for elected office in Queens.Read More >
Queens Daily Eagle
March 12, 2020
“We can’t afford to have Democrats that are going to run to the middle and play it safe, side with Republicans. And it’s not that I’m opposed to bipartisanship, but what does it get you when that bipartisanship has always been compromising Democratic values?”Read More >
City & State New York
November 10, 2019
“Donald Trump isn’t an anomaly. He is a natural result of a broken political and economic system that allows him to rise. This is a part of the complicity of the Democratic establishment that continues to play politics as usual...”Read More >
November 4, 2019
Gagarin will reject corporate donations. Meng has not. “Since 2013 our district hasn't had a choice, and I'm going to provide that choice,” Gagarin said.Read More >
Queens Daily Eagle
July 23, 2019