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Ira Glasser

Ira Glasser was the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) for almost a quarter of a century, from 1978 to 2001. Under his direction, the ACLU transformed from an understaffed and overworked nonprofit into an internationally recognized powerhouse. He currently serves as the president of the Board of Directors for the Drug Policy Alliance. He lives in New York City.