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Join the Network of the Willing

The Network of the Willing (NOW!) is a coalition of individuals, affiliates, and organizations – internal and external to NEA – who are willing to partner with the NEA and its members in efforts to be leaders of the education profession.

NEA members or affiliates that are members of the NOW believe that an essential role of a school employee union is to examine its policies, practices, and advocacy through a lens that focuses on the positive impact they have on the quality of teaching and learning.
External members of the NOW support the involvement of the Association in all aspects of education policy and practice and have a proven commitment to an education system that promotes both quality and equity.

All members of the NOW will be either:

  1. Practitioners and leaders already engaged in, or willing to begin, opportunities to create union-led efforts which result in a quality education profession, quality professionals, quality schools, quality policy, and quality unions;
  2. Champions of efforts to communicate the urgency and necessity of this work, and advocate on its behalf; or
  3. Interested in reshaping the dialog to describe the important role of unions in transforming education.

Ultimately the four major components of NOW will be:

  1. Online and human resources and support for union-led reform efforts;
  2. A community of like-minded unionists to engage around professional issues; and
  3. A “next-steps” plan of action for those who are ready to move to the next level.
  4. A broad-based communications strategy which highlights union-led reform.

The NEA is interested in learning about how individuals currently may be involved in professional issues as well as those who would be interested in participating in future work professional issues. Completing this questionnaire allows you to join a collaborative coalition of education professionals and receive information about opportunities as they become available.



Network of the Willing Questionnaire


Will you pledge to be a member of NEA’s Network of the Willing (NOW) and advocate for initiatives that promote student learning and the quality of the professions across the profession?

Take the Questionnaire



Network of the Willing Questionnaire

Will you pledge to be a member of NEA’s Network of the Willing (NOW) and advocate for initiatives that promote student learning and the quality of the professions across the profession?

Take the Questionnaire