NEA Representative Assembly

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.


2020 NEA Representative Assembly

2020 Representative Assembly More than 7,000 NEA members from across the country gather annually to set policy and chart the direction of the Association at the NEA Representative Assembly. Due to COVID-19, the 2020 event was held virtually on July 1-3. More than 100...

2019 NEA Representative Assembly

At NEA Representative Assembly, Educators Prepare to Make an Impact in 2020 81 Utah delegates among 6,000 at the 2019 NEA Representative Assembly NEA Staff writer Tim Walker contributed to this article Galvanized by the historic mobilization of public school educators...