Press Release

National Association of Social Workers Co-Endorses Dan Quart for Manhattan District Attorney

May 10, 2021
Contact: Kate Smart

MANHATTAN - Today, the National Association of Social Workers NYC PAC, which represents over 5,000 social workers in New York, co-endorsed Dan Quart for Manhattan district attorney.

“I’m incredibly grateful for the support of NASW,” said Quart. “I look forward to working alongside them to provide support and safety to our most vulnerable communities in Manhattan as district attorney.”

As of today Quart has been endorsed by: U.S. Congressmember Carolyn Maloney; activist and actor Michael K. Williams; New York State Senators John Liu and José M. Serrano; New York State Assembly members Carmen De La Rosa, Harvey Epstein, Ron Kim, Robert Rodriguez, Rebecca Seawright, and Aravella Simotas; New York City Council Members Diana Ayala; DNC Vice Chair and Assembly member Michael Blake; New York City’s first Public Advocate Mark Green; CWA Local 1101; IATSE Local 1; Arturo Schomburg Democratic Club; Chelsea Reform Democratic Club;  El Nuevo Caribe Democratic Club; East River Democratic Club; Eleanor Roosevelt Democratic Club; Four Freedoms Democratic Club; Lexington Democratic Club; gender justice activists Leah Hebert, Elizabeth Crothers, and Rita Pasarell; and activists Jeffrey Deskovic, Colin Absalom, T.S. Candii, Derrick Hamilton, and Taylonn Murphy Sr.

About Dan Quart: Dan Quart is one of NYC’s top pro bono attorneys and a New York State Assemblymember representing Manhattan’s East Side. A Washington Heights native who grew up in subsidized housing with working-class parents, Dan was raised by a public school teacher and a social worker who taught him the value of public service. Since graduating law school, he has dedicated his career to standing up for tenants' rights and advocating for criminal justice reform.

As Manhattan’s next District Attorney, Dan will fight to end mass incarceration, hold law enforcement accountable for police brutality, and ensure that all Manhattanites feel safe. Learn more at and