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Resources for Early Enrollment

The NEA Center for Organizing (C4O) has released a new toolkit for the Early Enrollment Period starting April 1st.

Click on the image to download the Early Enrollment Campaign Action Guide

Vision for the Early Enrollment Campaign

We are pleased to announce that the NEA Early Enrollment Membership Incentive Plan (the “Plan”) is being offered again to support Spring and Summer 2019 membership drives by providing “no-cost” access to coverage under the NEA Educators Employment Liability (EEL) Program. First-time Active or new Student Program recruits who become members effective September 1, 2019, get access to EEL Program coverage and select NEA Member Benefits programs through the Plan. Please note that benefits under the Plan are available no earlier than April 1, 2019.

Resources for Early Enrollment

To participate in the Plan, the state affiliate Executive Director must appoint a state affiliate Plan contact and that contact must send written notification to the Associate Zone Director with copies to Kavita Rangarajan ( and Aaron Muhammad ( Questions about the NEA EEL Program can also be directed to Aaron, while Kavita is also the point-of-contact for inquiries regarding membership processing procedures.


The name and contact information for the state affiliate Plan contact and the notice of participation must be received by March 15, 2019. The notice of participation must indicate what type of members the Affiliate intends to sign up under the Plan - First-time Active, NEA Student Program recruits, or both.


For those affiliates looking to create strategic plans for membership growth during Early Enrollment, NEA resources are available for organizing support. Contact Michelle Foisy for additional information at


Please use the following resources to help you navigate the 2019 Early Enrollment Membership Incentive Plan

Campaign Kickoff Webinar

NEA's Center for Organizing will support the organizing efforts of affiliates throughout the Early Enrollment campaign. The campaign's Kickoff Webinar will be led by our own Secretary-Treasurer Princess Moss and will provide an overview of the organizing support available to affiliates, the policies of Early Enrollment, and member benefits. Please see a calendar invitation to join the Kickoff Webinar attached to this email, with the log-in details also noted below.

The webinar will begin at 6:00 pm, EST on Wednesday, February 20th and will last approximately for 1 hour.


Instructions on how to access the webinar can be found below:

  1. Join the meeting by clicking this link:
    Sign in as a guest, enter your full name followed by your state initials: i.e., Lorraine Wilson, DC
  2. Once you are logged into the room, activate your audio by clicking the phone icon at the top of the window, select dial-out, put in 1 and your phone number, and click Join. The system will call you.
  3. Or, if you need to dial-in directly (no direct-dial extension) call and enter the Participant Code:
    Call Line: 1-719-457-0816
    Participant Code: 389412

Learn More About NEA's Center for Organizing

ESSA Implementation

Locals across the country are finding that Every Student Succeeds Act implementation is a sweet spot for organizing members, potential members and community partners. Resources are available at NEA's ESSA Implementation Begins.


Community Schools

What sets community schools apart is an emphasis on addressing all of a student’s needs—including their academic, health, nutritional, psychological needs. NEA’s Community Schools campaign champions this positive alternative to the more destructive concepts of school takeovers, closures and unaccountable private charters.  Learn more!


Degrees Not Debt

College should be affordable, and debt repayment should be streamlined and easy to navigate, the Degrees Not Debt campaign is an organizing tool for potential and existing members, including early career educators. Visit the Degrees Not Debt webpage for more information and use the new toolkit.




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