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DESI TALK January 8, 2021 25 Paid For & Produced In-House by Dan Quart For NYC A lifelong New Yorker, Dan grew up in Washington Heights in a working class, union family. His father, Irving, taught in a public school for 41 years. Dan’s mother, Madeline, is a longtime social worker at a Manhattan public school. Dan has long been dedicated to his community. After graduating from SUNY Binghamton and then St. John's School of Law, he volunteered as a pro bono attorney in the Legal Aid Society’s civil division, fighting on behalf of rent-controlled and -stabilized tenants facing unjust eviction. Dan is also a practicing criminal defense attorney representing clients – mostly low-income people – who have been swept up into the criminal justice system because of policies that criminalize poverty. Outside of the courtroom, Dan has devoted his career to public service. He served on his local community board for eight years prior to running for State Assembly in the 73rd District of New York, which encompasses the Upper East Side, Midtown East, Turtle Bay and Sutton Place. As an elected official, Dan secured $1 billion to restart construction on 2 nd Avenue subway stops stalled due to funding shortages, among other important accomplishments for his district. Dan and his wife, Miriam, reside on the Upper East Side and are the proud parents of two children, Sam and Gabby. Why Dan Is Running For New York County District Attorney DAs wield tremendous influence, including the ability to strip a person of their liberty. Dan believes we should ask “does this make us safer?” before making any difficult decision, including the decision to take someone away from their family and out of their community. Without sacrificing public safety, Dan will prioritize restorative justice, community-based solutions, and diversion programs. If elected District Attorney, Dan’s office would take a “de-carceral” approach and fight to restore communities – specifically communities of color – that have been devastated by over-policing, the criminalization of poverty, and the “war on drugs.” Dan has a proven record of accomplishment in Albany, with a passion for criminal justice reform guiding his work. When New Yorkers were being arrested and prosecuted for carrying a common work tool misinterpreted as a gravity knife, Dan fought for seven years to repeal the outdated law, successfully guiding the legislation into law in 2019. Dan also wrote a bill to greatly limit campaign contributions DA candidates can accept from criminal defense attorneys to prevent conflicts of interest. Guided by his experience as a pro-bono and criminal defense attorney, Dan has made criminal justice reform the central goal of his agenda in Albany. After witnessing the harmful effects the failings of our justice system had on New Yorkers, particularly people of color and low-income individuals, he introduced legislation that would seek to end cash bail, fairly compensate exonerees, and reform the ACD process. Now he seeks to do the same as Manhattan District Attorney. ASTROLOGY This week for you By Dr. Prem Kumar Sharma E-mail: Contact No - 01147033152/40532026 ARIES: You are likely to add to your repu- tation on the professional front by volunteering for something challenging. Getting into a better salary grade is possible for some. You will be successful in getting something you wanted on the academic front. Your ac- tive lifestyle will ensure that you remain fit and energetic. A trip is in the offing, so pack your bags and enjoy. TAURUS: Getting deeply involved with someone on the romantic front cannot be ruled out for some. Shifting to a better accommoda- tion is indicated for some. 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