Thomas Matzzie is Online Mobilization Manager at the AFL-CIO. In that capacity he oversees strategy, content development and implementation of AFL-CIO Internet campaigns. He is charged with using Internet tools to help engage, educate and mobilize the more than 13 million members of the AFL-CIO—and working families everywhere—around key fights for a voice at work, a voice in our communities, a voice in politics and a voice in the changing global economy. Since joining the AFL-CIO he implemented the first AFL-CIO Internet strategic campaigns and connected the formidable ground army of America's union leaders and activists into Internet-based systems where they access and manage resources to do their member mobilization work. His signature accomplishment has been the development of the AFL-CIO's growing e-Activist Network with hundreds of thousands of member activists who take online actions with an offline impact. His work at the AFL-CIO has been recognized with two First Place Pollie Awards from the American Association of Political Consultants including Best Use of Technology by a Field Organization and Best Use of New Technology.
Prior to joining the AFL-CIO he was an activist and organizer at the Campaign for America's Future where he organized a coalition of more than 200 national organizations using Internet technologies and campaigned on Social Security and global economic issues. He has more than 8 years of experience in Internet communications—making him a veteran in this still young medium. A native of Pittsburgh, Mr. Matzzie holds a degree in Economics from the University of Notre Dame.