NEA Representative Assembly

NEA RA 2019

July 2–7, 2019 in Houston, Texas

The NEA Representative Assembly is the largest democratic deliberative assembly in the world. California sends more than 1,000 delegates to the NEA RA each summer. During this annual meeting, CTA members help set policy and chart the direction of NEA business through participation on various committees, constituencies, caucuses, and leadership groups.

How does your Association set its priorities?
At the Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly.

Who goes to NEA’s Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly?
The Representative Assembly (RA) consists of roughly 8,000 delegates representing state and local affiliates. These delegates are elected by their local and state Associations and represent preK-16 educators, including education support professionals, student members, retired members, and other segments of the united education profession.

What is the RA?
The RA is the primary legislative and policy making body of the National Education Association (NEA) and derives its powers from, and is responsible to, the membership. Various committees, constituencies, caucuses, leadership groups, and delegates from state and local affiliates gather to set policy and chart the direction of NEA business. The RA is the largest democratic deliberative assembly in the world and adheres to Robert’s Rules of Order, except as otherwise specified in NEA governing documents.

Ready to run for NEA-RA? Complete the Declaration of Candidacy form found at the link below.  This candidacy form will enter you in the state and local election.  Once complete, send your form to ITA through district mail or email to

Deadline: January 31, 2019