Adam Klug is a co-founder of Momentum, the people-powered, grassroots movement working to transform Britain in the interests of the many, not the few. As a school teacher on summer break, Adam volunteered on the Jeremy Corbyn for Labour Leader campaign in the summer of 2015. Four weeks after Corbyn's victory, he became one of three staff members who helped to establish and build Momentum. He worked as a National Organizer, playing a central role in developing Momentum from its launch in a borrowed office space with no money, to a volunteer-driven membership organization of over 42,000 paying members, internationally renowned for innovative campaigning and revitalising the Labour Party. During Corbyn’s 2016 leadership campaign, Adam was the Head of National Volunteer Mobilization where he introduced a host of innovative, distributed, volunteer organizing techniques, enabling people to participate in the campaign at scale. Adam played a leading role in developing and delivering Momentum’s highly regarded general election campaign in 2017, combining grassroots organizing and cutting-edge digital media. He has acted as a spokesperson for the organisation and has advised progressive campaigns internationally, including in: Canada, the USA, Australia, Tanzania and across Europe.
Emma Rees is a co-founder of Momentum, the people-powered, grassroots movement working to transform Britain in the interests of the many, not the few, where she served as National Coordinator. Back in the summer of 2015, Emma volunteered on Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Leader campaign on her summer break as a primary school teacher. Just four weeks after his victory, she became one of three staff members who helped to establish and build Momentum from the ground up to a volunteer-driven, membership organisation of over 42,000 paying members. On Jeremy Corbyn’s 2016 leadership campaign, Emma was the Director of Programming, where she was responsible for the integration of all aspects of the campaign, including: digital, communications and grassroots organizing. Emma coordinated Momentum’s internationally renowned general election campaign which played a decisive role in Labour’s phenomenal comeback. Emma has been a spokesperson for the organisation and she has advised campaigns in North America, Europe, Australia and Tanzania on Momentum’s messaging, training and organizing techniques.
Lilia Villa is the former director of digital engagement for Dream Corps, working on a wide range of initiatives including #YesWeCode, #cut50, #GreenForAll, and the #LoveArmy. At Dream Corps she helped bring people together through a lens of love and power, using digital tools to enable in person, volunteer driven activism. As National Digital Organizing Director for Southwest and Latino Outreach on Bernie 2016 she managed the national campaign’s messaging across regional staff and volunteer groups using tools to drive turn out including email, peer-to-peer text, and phone banking; both in English and Spanish. Lila also led Bernie 2016 volunteer teams to engage in direct voter contact in the territories, coordinated press, and advised in the creation of contextually conscious policy platforms and media. In 2015, Lilia co-founded We Help Nepal, a network supporting locally-led, peer-to-peer Nepal earthquake relief efforts, and launched an online campaign that crowdfunded over $500,000 within weeks under the #WeHelpNepal tag on social media. The organization now continues funding long-term resilience projects. Prior to 2015 Lilia was an engineer and email delivery expert at NationBuilder.