Staff Bio: Elijah Nichols
Elijah utilizes their over ten years of organizing and advocacy experiences to help build community and foster a commitment to the collective struggle for our liberation. Originally from Michigan, Elijah chose to attend George Mason University and completed a Bachelors in Government and International Politics with a focus on the intersection of class struggles with LGBTQ+ liberation. Before the National LGBTQ+ Task Force, Elijah held the role as the Policy and Advocacy Director for Not My Generation, where they focused their time and energy on educational resource building and building out a strong field team. Of their accomplishments in the role, they are most proud of their work with the podcast series titled Root Causes and the democratically crafted “De-Policing the Gun Violence Prevention Movement Policy Playbook.” Additionally, they worked with organizations such as Giffords and Win Without War. Elijah, also, actively engages in local and state-level abolitionist movement work with small collectives and student organizers on the regular. Outside of work, Elijah performs in Drag as “MasVusi” at local restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in the D.C. metropolitan area.