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Margaret Dooley-Sammuli

Criminal Justice and Drug Policy Director

ACLU of California


Margaret Dooley-Sammuli is the criminal justice and drug policy director at the ACLU of California. She leads the ACLU’s statewide many criminal justice and drug policy campaigns – including protecting the significant reforms embedded in Proposition 47 and leveraging the Affordable Care Act to advance a public health approach to drug policy. She has a decade of experience working on criminal justice and drug policy reform in California, including spearheading historic campaigns to revise the state’s drug possession penalties (SB 1506 & SB 649). Before joining the ACLU, Dooley-Sammuli was deputy state director with the Drug Policy Alliance, where she led the organization’s criminal justice advocacy in California. In her previous career, she was an editor based in Shanghai, China, with The Economist Intelligence Unit.