Enroll Now in the Twitter Power Academy!

Download the flyer for the Twitter Power Academy (PDF)

Public debate on issues that matter to working people increasingly plays out on Twitter, where hashtags like #WeAreNotThis or #MeToo can rally opposition to harmful laws like HB2 or drive a national conversation about sexual harassment in the workplace. Our labor movement must be engaged in the debate if we want to win over hearts and minds on issues like fair wages and our freedom to form unions. [Complete the form on this page or click here to enroll online.]


Facilitated by Social Movement Technologies, a union non-profit dedicated to providing effective online strategy and training, the Twitter Power Academy (TPA) is an intensive supported learning experience for North Carolina organizers, staff, and activists who really want to become more powerful in their use of Twitter for organizing. Across seven 60-minute sessions, beginning Tuesday, March 13th at 6:00 PM, the TPA will cover:

1. Optimizing your profile — from brand new to best practices
2. Using Tweepi to grow your account most efficiently
3. Planning & implementing powerful Twitter storms
4. Combining with direct action and other online tactics to maximize impact
5. Activating members


Mar 13, 2018 6:00 PM
Mar 20, 2018 6:00 PM
Apr 3, 2018 6:00 PM
Apr 17, 2018 6:00 PM
May 1, 2018 6:00 PM
May 15, 2018 6:00 PM
May 29, 2018 6:00 PM
* All participants will get recordings immediately after the session in case they cannot attend every session.

Watch the NC Twitter Power Academy intro session:


The TPA is for members of unions or community allies, organizers, and activists who have access to a Twitter account (either their own or that of your local union or organization), a smartphone or computer connected to the Internet, and a willingness to learn a new skill and commitment to complete the training. No other previous experience with Twitter is required to enroll.


Slots in the TPA are $100 each for the full program, with our state federation subsidizing the rest of the cost. [Scholarships are available; see below for more info.] There is no cap on the number of people who can enroll.


Option 1: Complete the form to the right on this page or click here to pay the enrollment fee(s) online. Slots are $100 each, so select the amount that corresponds to the number of people you want to enroll.

Option 2: Enroll by mail. Slots are $100 each. Make your payment check payable to “NC State AFL-CIO,” put “Twitter Power” on the memo line, and mail it to:
Attn: Twitter Power
PO Box 10805
Raleigh, NC 27605

Be sure to include a list of name(s) and the email(s) where we should send the link to complete the registration process online.


People without the means to pay the registration fee or without a fiscal sponsor to pay the cost can apply for a scholarship. Scholarships are made possible by the generous support of our affiliates, and will be limited in number.

To apply for a scholarship, send an email to jeremy@aflcionc.org and put “TPA scholarship” in the subject line. Then, in a few sentences, tell us why you want to enroll in the Twitter Power Academy, how you intend to use what you learn to build power for working people in North Carolina, and why the freedom to join together in strong unions is important to you. Feel free to include any personal or professional ties you have to the labor movement.

Scholarship applicants will be notified by email by C.O.B. on Wednesday, March 8th whether or not you have received an award.


While there’s no cap on the number of participants, to ensure the viability of the training program and keep our costs down, we have set a minimum enrollment of 50 people by March 7th or the training will be cancelled, and fees refunded.

With your support, we can train and build a community for North Carolina labor on Twitter that’s large enough to shape news coverage, recruit influential allies to our causes, and hold elected officials accountable.