Press Release

“You Didn’t Do Any Of These Reforms!” Well Actually… Dan Quart Did

May 5, 2021
Contact: Kate Smart

MANHATTAN - Multiple mentions of police reforms and 50-a by candidates during the NY1 debate miss one thing: Dan Quart was the sponsor and champion of almost all the police reforms discussed.

Earlier this evening, Diana Florence pressed Alvin Bragg on police reform, saying, “you didn’t do any of these reforms.” Quart, however, is the only candidate who actually played a key role passing all the reforms she mentioned. Quart led the charge to repeal 50-a, the worst police secrecy law in the country, and supported ending qualified immunity.

Quart is ready on day one to hold the police accountable for misconduct and abuses. He’s been doing it for ten years in the legislature and will meet the moment that Manhattanites demand as 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