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Bill Piper

Drug Policy Alliance
Senior Director
Bill Piper is the senior director of the Drug Policy Alliance’s office of national affairs in Washington, D.C., where he is responsible for developing and implementing strategies for ending the federal war on drugs. He lobbies Congress in support of cutting drug war waste, protecting state marijuana laws from federal interference, reforming draconian sentencing laws, re-structuring federal law enforcement agencies, and preventing drug overdoses and the spread of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C. Piper has provided analysis and commentary on Fox News, BBC News and NPR’s Marketplace, and has been quoted in dozens of national newspapers, including The New York Times and The Washington Post. He is the author of several DPA publications, including the seminal 2008 report, "A Four-Pillars Approach to Methamphetamine: Policies for Effective Drug Prevention, Treatment, Policing and Harm Reduction." He is a graduate of Indiana University with a double major in political science and economics, and has nearly twenty years of political experience in Washington, D.C.