The NEA RA is coming to Boston
The 2017 NEA Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly, the largest democratic deliberative assembly in the world, is coming to Boston. This means roughly 8,000 delegates from across the country — NEA members from all segments of the education profession — will converge on our city from June 30 to July 5. There are many opportunities for MTA members to get involved and experience the RA firsthand.
There are many ways to get involved
Host Committee Chair: Julia Monteiro Johnson
The Host Committee chair holds an important leadership position, working closely with the NEA Annual Meeting office during the months leading up to the event.
Chair: Richard Liston
The Host Committee treasurer is responsible for handling committee finances in accordance with the NEA Host Committee's "Financial Policies and Procedures."
Chair: Adam Snodgrass
Delegate Services Subcommittee volunteers provide services — including assistance to physically challenged delegates, overseeing non-profit fund-raising activities and monitoring the email and messaging center.
Chair: Ron Colbert
The Information Subcommittee is responsible for collecting information relating to the Annual Meeting host city and its environs, and it operates an information center. Volunteers will set up and staff the booth as well as answer questions about the RA facilities and the host city.
NEA Fund for Children
Chair: Maureen Carlos
The NEA Fund for Children and Public Education is charged with soliciting voluntary contributions from NEA members, their family members and NEA and affiliate staff for use in the campaigns of candidates for federal office. Operating under the restrictions of the Federal Elections Campaign Act, this fund encourages delegates to the Representative Assembly to participate in the effort to raise money to help elect friends of public education. Volunteers will help with setup and staffing of the NEA Fund booth.
RA Telephone Network
Chair: Sheila Hanley and Kathi Rogers
The RA Telephone Network Subcommittee is responsible for staffing and operating the microphone/telephone system used by delegates to communicate with the presiding officer and the assembly in order to participate in the association's business. Volunteers will monitor microphones, answer phones, oversee communications operations and assist with TV operations.
Ushers control entrances in the convention center to limit access to officially registered delegates, guests and staff. They also keep the convention center and the aisles clear and safe so that foot traffic flows easily. Ushers also monitor distribution of candidates' materials during the campaign period.
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