Senator John Liu Rallies Supporters in Chinatown at Canvass Kickoff
On Day 1 of Early Voting Dan Quart Campaigns With Congresswoman Maloney, Assembly Member Seawright, Supporters Across Manhattan
Quart for DA Volunteers Have Knocked On Over 200,000 Doors
THE CITY: Manhattan DA Candidates’ Reform Talk Rattles Veteran Prosecutors
Law360: Dan Quart Is Ready To Hold White Collar Criminals Accountable As DA
MANHATTAN - Quart for DA had a fantastic week and is headed into the final nine days of the race strong. This weekend, candidate for Manhattan district attorney Dan Quart rallied with Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Senator John Liu, and Assembly member Rebecca Seawright. The campaign also announced knocking on over 200,000 doors on Monday, a show of organizing power that will deliver Quart to the district attorney’s office.
Finally, Quart spoke with THE CITY, Law360, and TapInto about his vision for the office, how he would handle financial crime, and why it’s critical that Manhattanites elect a non-prosecutor.
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Today, Senator John Liu and Quart rallied supporters in Chinatown at a canvass kickoff. Liu Spoke about Quart’s commitment to justice, fairness, and why he’s ready on day one to be district attorney.
As early voting began, Quart campaigned with Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Assembly member Rebecca Seawright, and supporters on Roosevelt Island and StuyTown.
Quart also spoke with TapInto about how he would build an office and hire personnel focused on achieving fairness and public safety.
New York, NY—Assembly Member Dan Quart (D-73) has campaigned for the District Attorney’s office on a platform to reform the criminal justice system and end mass incarceration by shifting resources away from the prosecution of low-level offenses to more serious, violent and economic crimes. He also wants to bring major personnel changes to the office.
On Monday, Quart for District Attorney announced that the campaign has knocked on 200,000+ doors, more than any other campaign for district attorney. Reaching voters on the doors to have quality conversations about what they care about is one of the most effective persuasion and turnout tactics, and Quart for DA has been building the volunteer team that will elect Dan Quart on June 22.
The campaign has also made over 250,000 phone calls to Manhattan voters, in addition to holding street canvasses and literature drops around the borough. Voters are excited about Quart’s vision for fairness and safety, and with the airwaves and mailboxes crowded with other campaigns and races, in-person conversations and a strong field program will make the difference.
Quart will rebuild the district attorney’s bloated office and refocus its priorities from win records to public safety and fairness. While some prosecutors might be fearful of the coming changes a Quart administration might bring, Quart will build the office that Manhattanites are demanding.
On the campaign trail, most candidates for Manhattan district attorney have promised major changes to the storied office. And some have pledged to shrink it.
[...] Assemblymember Dan Quart has said major personnel changes would follow if he wins — citing as a benchmark the 28% staff turnover that took place in the first year of reform prosecutor Larry Krasner’s tenure in Philadelphia.
With the Democratic primary quickly approaching, current and former prosecutors tell THE CITY these campaign-trail promises have stirred up fears of careers ending, and a new boss who will reshape and gut the office.
[...] “I’ve been very direct with the voters about my vision for the office and I would have hiring practices and bring in personnel consistent with that vision,” he told THE CITY. “And that’s how democracy works. That’s why we have elections.”
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Finally, Quart sat down with Law360 to discuss how he’s ready to prosecute white collar and financial crimes on day one. As district attorney, Quart will protect workers and tenants from unscrupulous landlords and corporations and create a first in the nation cyber court to protect Manhattanites affected by everyday cybercrime.
[...] Candidate Dan Quart, a New York state assemblyman, said the issue is not about having a turf war with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, but about holding people accountable. As DA for some 1.6 million Manhattanites, Quart said it would be his responsibility to ensure things like securities trading are being conducted fairly and that no one is gaming the system.
"So I don't see that as solely the jurisdiction or solely the work product of the federal government," Quart told Law360. "Equally so, I have a responsibility to the people of Manhattan to hold that sort of criminal conduct accountable in a courtroom."
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