Press Release

Quart for Manhattan DA Smashes Through 300,000 Direct Voter Contacts, Builds Momentum After Debate

May 6, 2021
Contact: Kate Smart

MANHATTAN - The Quart for Manhattan DA campaign had an incredible week. Coming off momentum from the first televised debate, and with their first television ad up, the campaign announced making over 300,000 voter contacts since petitioning ended. Almost one third of these were from in-person canvassing, shown to be the most persuasive kind of voter contact.

“We're building the strongest organizing program of any campaign to bring Dan's message of fairness and safety to voters and it's working, said Quart campaign manager Leslie Joy. “Three weeks ago, our campaign hit 100,000 direct voter contacts. This week, we hit 300,000. Our volunteer team is scaling rapidly, and we're ready to outwork and out-organize any other campaign for the next seven weeks to make Dan Manhattan's next district attorney.”

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