As a UFF-UCF member, you are also a member of the NEA – here’s how to participate

The National Education Association’s
Representative Assembly – known as “the RA” – is the highest decision-making body within the NEA’s membership of 3 million educators. With 8,000 delegates attending, the NEA Representative Assembly (NEA RA) is the largest democratic deliberative assembly in the world.

As a UFF-UCF member, you are automatically an NEA member. The NEA RA takes place during the last four days of the NEA Annual Meeting event in Houston, Texas, specifically July 4-7. While only delegates may register for this meeting and join the RA, UFF-UCF members can watch the Assembly in person or live online.

UFF-UCF will post more conference resources here as they are shared.

The purpose is to propose changes and vote on the Constitution and Bylaws, but the event includes broad advocacy education. Representatives arrive from state and local affiliates, student members, retired members, and various segments of the united education profession.

The National Education Association (NEA) is the country’s largest professional employee organization. The NEA leads the effort to create safe learning environments for students. Their Community Outreach Committee plans volunteer opportunities for the three days before the NEA RA.

The Annual Meeting is held in a different U.S. city each year. The National Teacher of the Year will be a guest speaker for the assembly, which will provide day-care options during the assembly.

Each affiliate of the NEA, like UFF-UCF, selects delegates to send to the convention to represent the affiliate’s interest. These delegates serve a vital role in holding the organization accountable. They are responsible for electing executive officers and executive committee members, and some members of the NEA Board of Directors.

You can read the entire agenda for the 2019 NEA Annual Meeting here. Stay up-to-date on all UFF-UCF events, and contact us here if you have any questions.

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