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The Early Enrollment Campaign

The Early Enrollment Campaign is the spring component of the NEA’s year-round organizing program.
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Published: 01/19/2021

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    2021 Early Enrollment Program

    Would your affiliate like to participate in the 2021 Early Enrollment campaign? Then fill out this form, expressing your interest to recruit either First-Time Active members, Aspiring Educators, or both groups! Campaign staff within NEA’s Center for Organizing will then keep you informed of the latest developments throughout the Early Enrollment campaign season.

    Here’s the updated 2021 version of the Early Enrollment toolkit to prepare affiliates with their spring membership recruitment campaigns. There are also updates for 2021 to the Early Enrollment Membership Incentive Plan and the Early Enrollment Membership Incentive Plan Recruiting Tools.

    Early Enrollment Campaign: Theory of Change

    The Early Enrollment Membership Program is offered to support your spring or summer membership organizing efforts by inviting First-Time Active members and Aspiring Educators to experience the transformative impact of being part of the Association for no immediate cost. Between April 1 - August 31 educators can join without paying dues until the new school year starts.

    First-time Active or new Aspiring Educator recruits will become members effective September 1 and receive immediate access to NEA Educators Employment Liability Program coverage (liability insurance) and NEA Member Benefits programs.

    "The NEA Early Enrollment campaign is an important part of our affiliate’s year-round organizing plan, supporting Association leaders in inviting new membership to belong and setting us up for the most success at the start of the membership year." - William Spiegel UniServ Specialist Utah Education Association

    The Early Enrollment campaign is part of our Year-Round Organizing Framework, which is designed to work with educators throughout important cycles of their year. Other components of the Year-Round Organizing Framework include:  

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    NEA ORGANIZER CONTACT

    • Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont — Contact: Katrina Byrne- kbyrne@nea.org
    • Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas — Contact: Aesha Baldwin- abaldwin@nea.org
    • Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia — Contact: Floyd Cox- fcox@nea.org
    • Colorado, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona, Hawaii, Utah- EA, Utah- USEA — Contact: Michelle Foisy- mfoisy@nea.org
    • Alaska, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington — Contact: Jonas Barriere - jbarriere@nea.org
    • Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Wisconsin — Contact: Vicki Rodriguez- vcarr-rodriguez@nea.org
    • Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Virginia, Federal Contact: Peter Witzler- pwitzler@nea.org
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