Eli Baumwell


Advocacy Director

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As Advocacy Director, Eli helps manage ACLU-WV's political advocacy efforts and develop our policy platform and priorities. He works closely with other advocacy and community outreach staff members to direct campaigns for federal, state, and local policy efforts.

Eli also serves as ACLU-WV's chief lobbyist at the West Virginia Legislature. There, he drafts legislation and works with legislators to help safeguard our civil liberties.

Eli is a graduate of Cornell University and holds a JD and a master’s degree in public and international affairs from the University of Pittsburgh.  He worked as an attorney representing clients in Social Security disability cases before joining ACLU-WV. He lives in Charleston with his wife and triplet boys.