More than 100 elected members from the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) will take part in the largest democratic deliberative assembly in the world this summer.
The 2019 National Education Association (NEA) Annual Meeting takes place July 3–7 in Houston. 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 NEA's Representative Assembly (RA) takes place during the final four days of this meeting. It is the primary legislative and policymaking body of the Association and derives its powers from, and is responsible to, the membership. It adopts the strategic plan and budget, resolutions, legislative program, and other policies of the Association.
Delegates vote by secret ballot on proposed amendments to the constitution and bylaws. Delegates with full voting rights elect executive officers, executive committee members, and at-large members of the NEA Board of Directors as appropriate.
The RA consists of some 8,000 delegates representing state and local affiliates, student members, retired members, and other segments of the united education profession.
Here's a full list of Hawaii's delegation. In addition to chapter delegates, HSTA sends 15 state delegates, all of whom are elected to one-year terms during our Association's annual election.
Congratulations and mahalo to all who plan to represent us at the national level!
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