A National Gathering of the Next Generation of Human Rights Defenders
JD Stier is the Raise Hope for Congo Campaign Manager. He has over a decade of experience with campaign and community organizing, advocacy, and politics. JD has advised and co-founded numerous organizations with missions focused on improving the lives of those living in Congo, Uganda, and the Sudans. JD most recently served at the White House with the Obama Administration and worked on the 2008 Obama presidential campaign. Under JD's leadership, the Raise Hope for Congo campaign has released the documentary series I Am Congo, Company Rankings, and led the growth of Conflict-Free Campus Initiative to over 100 active schools. The campaign continues to close gaps towards conflict minerals certification while addressing the immediate security needs in eastern Congo.