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Together we are the biggest and loudest advocates for our schools, our students, and ourselves. 
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Three million members strong, the National Education Association is the largest employee organization and labor union in the country. Join us today.

We Stand Together

Be part of the movementBecoming a member of the National Education Association connects you with a movement of educators supporting each other. We are a community that will help you advocate for the funding, resources, and support you and your students deserve. This includes:

How to Join the Association

When you join NEA you become a member on the local, state, and national level. Start by finding your state below and click the link to join. Community allies can join here.

Find Your Membership Category

There are six membership categories for the National Education Association.

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National Education Association

Great public schools for every student

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.