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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.

This year delegates will meet at the Representative Assembly in person in Chicago, July 3-6, and online from around the country. Pre-RA meetings start on July 2.

RA News

RA 2022

2022 NEA Representative Assembly Convenes in Chicago

In-person and online, roughly six thousand delegates come together to set goals and priorities for the upcoming year—and celebrate their resilience.
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Aspiring Educators Share Why They Choose Teaching

The next generation of educators have their colleagues' backs: "We're coming in droves, we’re not backing down from any challenge, and we’re here to support you."
President Sarah Borgman gives the keynote address at the 2022 NEA-Retired Annual Meeting in Chicago, Ill.

The Time Is Now to Protect Democracy

At the 2022 NEA-Retired Annual Meeting, members feel their power and purpose.

Non-Delegate Registration

If you are an NEA member attending the Representative Assembly as a non-delegate, you may register here. This registration is restricted to NEA Members — Non Delegate only.

If you are an elected delegate and have not received your invitation to register for the 2022 RA, please contact [email protected] for assistance.

Submission of Business Items for 2022

The Committee on Constitution, Bylaws, and Rules (CCBR) is accepting amendments to the Legislative Program, Resolutions, and Policy Statements at this electronic link.  Only delegates to the 2022 RA can submit items.

The submission deadlines are: 

  • Amendments to the Legislative Program, Resolutions, and Policy Statements – 4:00pm Central Time, July 3
  • Amendments to any submitted items – two hours before the RA opens on the day the item is to be considered.

Submit items for 2022 RA consideration

Questions can be directed to the NEA Committee on Constitution, Bylaws, and Rules.

Together we're stronger. Together we're heard. Join us.

COVID-19 Protocols and FAQ

Learn more about the COVID-19 protocols for NEA's 2022 Representative Assembly.
Delegates at the 2020 NEA Representative Assembly cheer for democratic presidential candidates.

Wear Red on July 6

When packing for Chicago, don't forget to bring something red to wear on the RA floor (or at home) on July 6.
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What to Do, See, & Eat in Chicago

Your Host Committee put together a list of recommendations to help you and your family make the most of your time in Chicago.
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Follow the RA on Social Media

Remember to use #NEARA to join the conversation and get the latest RA news, updates, and reactions.
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Become an EdActivist

NEA has a new tool for collective action: an all-in-one digital organizing app that makes it easy to rally support for public schools in an upcoming election.
NEA President Becky Pringle delivers the keynote address to the 2021 NEA Representative Assembly.
“We will make sure our kids have what they need, when they need it, while demanding this country live up to its promise to them.”
Quote by: Becky Pringle, NEA President
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Wear Your RA Pride on Your Sleeve!

Every NEA delegate who reaches their PAC fundraising goal will receive an official RA shirt with a powerful message. Don’t wait to get started on your goal today!
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Don't Miss Your Bonus Benefits!

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Your union membership gives you special access to the breadth of personal and professional resources available through NEA Member Benefits.
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Connect with us on social.

We offer many ways for you to get the latest news and connect with the Association and your colleagues through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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.