Posted on | February 22, 2010 | Comments Off
CUTA will be holding elections for local and state delegates for NEA’s Representative Assembly over the next month. While the nomination window has closed for the state delegate position, it is still possible to run as CUTA’s local delegate.
Declaration of Candidacy forms for those interested in running for the local delegate position are now available. Please see your site representative or download the form above. This declaration must be received at the CUTA/UniServ Office no later than Monday, March 1, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. (Post-marked date not accepted).
Local Delegate Election Timeline:
Timeline of NEA RA Election Process
Declaration of Candidacy 3/1
Ballots on site 3/8
Voting 3/8 – 3/12
Ballots due to UniServ by 4pm 3/12
Ballot Counting 3/12
Results Posted 3/17
State and local delegate elections will be running concurrently.
The World’s Largest Democratic Deliberative Assembly
NEA’s Annual Meeting takes place anuually, during the final week of June and the first week of July. Various committees, constituencies, caucuses, leadership groups, and delegates from state and local affiliates gather in order to set policy and chart the direction of NEA business. The location of the meeting is different every year, although Washington, D.C. serves as host every fourth year. The 2010 Annual Meeting will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana. (View a list of future Annual Meeting sites.)
The Representative Assembly takes place during the final four days of the Annual Meeting. It is the primary legislative and policymaking body of the Association and derives its powers from, and is responsible to, the membership. The Representative Assembly adopts the strategic plan and budget, resolutions, the Legislative Program, and other policies of the Association. Delegates vote by secret ballot on proposed amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws. Those delegates with full voting rights elect the executive officers, Executive Committee members, and at-large members of the NEA Board of Directors as appropriate.
The Representative Assembly consists of some 9,000 delegates representing local and state affiliates, Student members, Retired members, and other segments of the united education profession. Further information on the Representative Assembly is contained in Article III of the Constitution and in Bylaw 3 (, PDF 436K, 69pps). The RA is the largest democratic deliberative assembly in the world and adheres to Roberts Rules of Order.