NEA Representative Assembly
Represent Ohio and Your Local at the 2017 NEA RA
Options for Gaining Delegate Status for 2017 NEA RA
How to Become an NEA RA Delegate: Take an active part in NEA’s highest decision-making body and join over 9,000 delegates in the world’s largest democratic, deliberative body. Become a representative to the 2017 NEA Representative Assembly to be held in Boston Massachusetts, from June 30-July 5, 2017. There are several options for gaining delegate status.
State-At Large Delegates: These delegates are determined by election in each of the three Northwestern Units. The declaration of candidacy form for state delegates is sent to local presidents and is also available through OEA. The form must be filed with OEA no later than January 31, 2017. State delegates will receive a stipend from OEA to offset business expenses incurred during the NEA RA convention.
Cluster Delegates: Local associations with 75 or fewer members may join together (cluster) with other locals of like-size within the same electoral unit to elect cluster delegates. OEA will determine the “clusters” upon receiving the cluster delegate forms. Interested members may request a Cluster Delegate Declaration Form from OEA. The deadline for filing this form is April 10, 2017. NWOEA provides a stipend to offset expenses at the NEA RA for each of three cluster delegates (one per unit) plus one at-large cluster delegate.
Local Association Delegate Status: Local Associations with 76 or more members may elect local delegates to the NEA RA based upon the formula of one delegate per 150 active members or major fraction thereof. NEA will mail official election report forms to presidents of locals with 76 or more members in early February. This official report form must be received at the OEA Offices by April 15, 2017. Funding is determined by the local association’s funding policies.
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