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2023 RA Stage

NEA’s Annual Meeting & Representative Assembly

The world's largest democratic, deliberative body, by educators, for educators.

Each summer, approximately 6,000 educators meet to debate the vital issues that impact American public education and set National Education Association policy and activities for the year ahead. These delegates represent the 3 million members of the NEA.

In 2024, delegates to the Representative Assembly will meet in Philadelphia, PA, July 3-7.

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2023 RA Highlights

Members of the community schools panel sit in chairs on stage as they address the 2023 NEA Representative Assembly

Educators embrace their role as advocates for students, defenders of freedom

Delegates rallied for the Freedom to Learn, applauded a passionate Teacher of the Year, and learned more about community schools on day three of the RA.
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Educators Rally for Freedom to Learn

A growing chorus of diverse voices demand politicians stop banning books and politicizing public education.
President Biden speaks via livestream to NEA RA in Orlando, Florida.

Joe and Jill Biden, Champions of Public Education, Cheer on Educators at NEA RA

Members shared how the Biden administration supported educators and students through three tough years, and received words of support from the President and First Lady.
Disability rights activist Helena Donato-Sapp addresses the 2023 NEA RA

Youth Disability Activist Urges RA Delegates to Stand Up to Discrimination

Helena Donato-Sapp told the 2023 RA that she is a kid who will not be put down or held down.
Delegates to the 2023 NEA RA hold up signs saying Education Votes

Championing Education Justice Requires Love and Activism

A powerful lineup of speakers shared why they work to end disability discrimination, fight for justice for all people, and speak up for students and educators.
NEA Executive Director Kim Anderson addresses delegates at the 2023 NEA RA in Orlando

NEA Executive Director Calls for Love—and Action!

Kim Anderson told NEA Representative Assembly delegates that love fuels her anger at the attacks on LGBTQ+ students, on the freedom to learn, on women's rights, and more. And, through that anger, she and NEA members are taking actions that make a difference.
Secretary of Education Cardona Addresses 2023 NEA RA

Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona: “Time to End Toxic Disrespect”

Cardona tells NEA’s Representative Assembly that he is committed to a national detox of those who seek to destroy public education.
NEA President Becky Pringle delivering her keynote address at the 2023 RA

NEA RA 2023: NEA President Becky Pringle Calls for Action!

Pringle called on NEA RA delegates to organize for the freedom to teach the truth, for the safety and wellbeing of LGBTQ+ students, and more. She also pointed to many successes over the past year, and inspired hope among those who heard her.
NEA President Becky Pringle delivering her keynote address at the 2023 RA
“Unbowed and unbroken, and with a resolve that is unwavering, NEA, you are leading the work to promote, to protect, and to strengthen public education!”
Quote by: Becky Pringle, President, National Education Association
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