Staff Bio: Meghan Maury
Meghan is our Policy Director, and their work spans a broad range of issue areas, but focuses heavily on economic justice, criminal justice, and data collection. Meghan uses their personal and professional experience to inform their work, and is particularly focused on how economic systems and the criminal legal system impact people who live at the intersections of multiple marginalized identities. Through that frame, they have advocated to end the criminalization of homelessness, poverty, drug use, and HIV, and to provide services and supports for the communities most deeply impacted by these systems.
Before entering the legal field Meghan lived and worked in a number of fields, spending time managing a restaurant, working at a factory, running a bookstore, trekking over 500 miles of the Appalachian trail, and volunteering in Guatemala, among many other things. Before joining the Task Force Meghan worked with a variety of policy advocacy and legal service organizations, including the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Citizens for Tax Justice, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, and the Criminal Defense and Prisoner Advocacy Clinic.