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NEA Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly 

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About the NEA Representative Assembly

The World's Largest Democratic Deliberative Assembly

NEA's Annual Meeting takes place during the final week of June and the first week of July. Various committees, constituencies, caucuses, leadership groups, and delegates from state and local affiliates gather to set policy and chart the direction of NEA business.

The Representative Assembly (RA) takes place during the final four days of the Annual Meeting. It is the primary legislative and policymaking body of the Association and derives its powers from, and is responsible to, the membership. The Representative Assembly adopts the strategic plan and budget, resolutions, the Legislative Program, and other policies of the Association. Delegates vote by secret ballot on proposed amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws. Those delegates with full voting rights elect the executive officers, Executive Committee members, and at-large members of the NEA Board of Directors, as appropriate.

The RA consists of more than 6,000 delegates representing state and local affiliates, student members, retired members, and other segments of the united education profession. Further information on the RA is contained in Article III of the NEA Constitution and in Bylaw 3.

2018 Representative Assembly

Educators Vow to Hold Strong, Fight For Public Education

75 Utah delegates among 6,200 at the 2018 NEA Representative Assembly

The 2018 National Education Association Representative Assembly (RA) convened less than a week after the U.S. Supreme Court struck a blow against working people with its decision in Janus v. AFSCME. How to thrive in a post-Janus world was just one of the many pressing issues facing the 6,200 delegates, including 75 from Utah, as they entered the Minneapolis Convention Center on July 2. The RA is the top decision-making body for the nearly 3 million-member NEA, and sets Association policy for the coming year...more

NEA Representative Assembly Summaries