MANHATTAN - Today, Dan Quart for Manhattan District Attorney unveiled a powerful television ad focused on Quart’s fight against sexual harassment in Albany. Narrated by Leah Hebert, a former legislative staffer, the ad tells the story of how Quart was one of the few lawmakers to offer support to the Sexual Harassment Working Group to push for reformed harassment laws. Hebert highlights why Quart’s consistent record of standing up for what’s right, even when you’re alone, is incredibly important in the next district attorney. Beginning this week, the ad will run on cable across Manhattan.
“This story and this ad is who Dan Quart is, and why he would be the best District Attorney for Manhattan,” said Hebert. “Despite the immense pushback that Dan got from colleagues, he took a risk by supporting us. Having little to gain and a lot to lose, Dan stood his ground for what was right. We advocated for 265 days for those hearings, held many press conferences, and were as loud as possible to get these to happen. Dan joined nearly every one of those press conferences, and was right next to us as we built a coalition of support.
“Time and again, on issues like sexual harassment, sexual assault, gun violence, police accountability, and criminal justice reform, Dan has stood up for what is right even when it is unpopular. Where others stay silent because of political pressure, Dan works closely with advocates and community leaders to build support and make meaningful change.”
Watch the full ad here.
The next District Attorney must be able to stand up for what’s right no matter the issue. They will need to oversee and lead a significant culture change to build a fairer office. Quart has demonstrated time and again that he is ready to do that on day one.