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The Largest Democratic Deliberative Assembly in the World

The NEA Representative Assembly is the largest democratic deliberative assembly in the world. The RA consists of nearly 8,000 delegates representing state and local affiliates, student members, retired members, and other segments of the united education profession.

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.


Convening Every Summer

The Annual Meeting and RA is held every year during the last week of June and/or first week of July. The Annual Meeting kicks off with conferences, committee meetings, and events. The RA takes place during the final four days of the Annual Meeting. The location of the meeting varies year to year. The 2020 Annual Meeting will take virtually. 

  • 2020: July 2-3, **VIRTUAL**
  • 2021: June 30-July 3, **VIRTUAL**
  • 2022: July 2-6, Dallas TX
  • 2023: July 2-July 6, Orlando, FL
  • 2024: July 3-7, Philadelphia, PA

NEA RA 2020 Resources for Delegates 



How can I become a delegate?

If you’re interested in representing CTA at the NEA RA, you must submit a Declaration of Candidacy form. The deadline for a 2021 state delegate declaration has passed, but be sure to come back for information about 2022. Contact your chapter president if you want to be a 2021 local delegate.

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