Grant Smith, Policy Manager

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Currently the policy manager in the office of national affairs, Grant Smith is a lobbyist working to reduce the harms associated with drug use and the war on drugs.

Before joining the organization, Smith served as a victim services advocate with the federal Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia, completed a one-year legislative internship with the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Washington Office for Advocacy, and completed internships with DPA’s Office of National Affairs and Transform Drug Policy Foundation in the U.K.

Smith completed a B.S. in political science with a concentration in criminal justice and congressional politics at American University. A native of Savannah, Georgia, where he was engaged in antiracism activism, Smith was drawn into drug policy reform after learning about the racial disparities inherent in the drug war.

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