Press Release

Statement By Dan Quart On Juneteenth

June 19, 2021
Contact: Kate Smart

MANHATTAN - Today, Manhattan district attorney candidate Dan Quart released the following statement: 

“The passage of Juneteenth as a Federal holiday earlier this week was an important but long overdue step towards acknowledging our country’s original sin of slavery, recognizing the generational pain of Black Americans, and honoring Black history.  This is a start, but we must continue rooting out the structural racism that exists throughout our society. From passing the For The People Act to ensuring all Black communities have access to quality housing, healthcare and education, we must keep fighting for a city and country that lives up to our values.”

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