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Rev. Nelson Pierce Jr.

Senior Political Strategist

Rev. Nelson Jerome Pierce, Jr. is the senior pastor of Beloved Community Church, and a Senior Political Strategist with Transforming Change where he works to help organizers build power and create change.

Rev. Pierce brings more than two decades of experience to Transforming Change. He has worked on local, state, and congressional campaigns, ballot initiatives, and more. He has organized clergy across Ohio to fight attacks on voting rights and on workers rights, and fought to keep Ohioans safe from Stand Your Ground legislation and police brutality. In the late Summer and Fall of 2014, Rev. Pierce played a critical role in organizing clergy and young people in the aftermath of the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO for which he is recognized in a video tribute in the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington DC. In the fall 2018, Rev. Pierce led an effort to organize the voting power of the Black Church, an effort that engaged over 50 churches and over 3,000 people. 

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