Press Release

Arturo Schomburg Democratic Club Endorses Dan Quart for Manhattan District Attorney

March 29, 2021
Contact: Kate Smart

MANHATTAN - The Arturo Schomburg Democratic Club endorsed Dan Quart for Manhattan District Attorney last week, citing his tireless work for the betterment of all New Yorkers throughout his career.

Dan Quart “has continuously prioritized the needs of our community and communities like ours,” said club President Jim Ratti. “Without hesitation, we stand firmly to support these candidates with our votes and resources. I encourage the community to stand up and vote in June’s primary to support these candidates.”

At time of announcement, Dan Quart has been endorsed for Manhattan District Attorney by: U.S. Congressmember Carolyn Maloney; activist and actor Michael K. Williams; New York State Senator José M. Serrano; New York State Assembly Members Carmen De La Rosa, Ron Kim, Robert Rodriguez, Rebecca Seawright, and Aravella Simotas; New York City Council Member 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; 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