Gather with NEA
NEA Representative Assembly
The RA is the largest democratic deliberative assembly in the world.
NEA’s Annual Meeting usually takes place during the final week of June and/or 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.
On July 2, 2023, NEA’s Representative Assembly, the world’s largest deliberative democratic assembly, convened in Orlando, FL. NEA members from across the country joined fellow educators of the Florida Education Association to stand in solidarity with students, communities, labor allies to promote the values of freedom, democracy, & justice.
Read a reflection on the importance of this year's RA to first-time RA delegate Colleen Curley, president of the Aspiring Educators of Rhode Island.
At 2023 NEA Representative Assembly, Freedom to Learn in the Spotlight
As your elected delegates worked to represent YOU in Florida, we showed them they have our support here at home. Delegates were asked to dress on the daily theme - so we joined them in solidarity, taking a selfie or a group shot and posting to social media. Members used the hashtags: : #NEARA #NEARIstrong ; and @ed us @NEARhodeIsland (on Insta and FB)
We celebrated our state union by wearing NEARI apparel or posted why belonging to a union is important to us.
We got out our red shirts for Red for Ed.
It was time to go blue for NEA and take pride in our national association.
We wore orange to highlight our support for gun violence prevention.
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