Whitney Taylor


Political Director


Public Advocacy



Whitney Taylor joined the ACLU of Massachusetts in May 2010 to help develop the statewide presence of ACLU supporters and activists to advocate on behalf of civil liberties.

As a national expert on illicit drug policy, the criminal justice and public health systems, and the electoral ballot initiative and legislative processes, she coordinates the development and implementation of the ACLU of Massachusetts' public advocacy agenda.

Whitney was the director of the successful 2008 Massachusetts Marijuana Decriminalization initiative campaign and a consultant to the successful 2012 Massachusetts Medical Marijuana initiative campaign. Previously, she was a coordinator with the 2005-2008 CORI reform coalition and a legislative agent working on expansion of treatment services and diversionary programs. Before returning home to Massachusetts, Whitney worked on successful legislative and initiative campaigns in California, Utah, Ohio, New Mexico, Maine and Washington, DC.

Whitney received a B.A. in Criminal Justice and an M.S. in Public Policy from American University in Washington, DC.