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AFT Convention

The 2022 American Federation of Teachers Convention will be held July 14-17 in Boston.

This 87th biennial convention is the most important policymaking body of the federation. The vitality and democracy of the union depend upon participation in the convention by delegates from all affiliates in good standing. Important resolutions, constitution and bylaws amendments, as well as the election of the AFT president, secretary-treasurer, executive vice president and 43 vice presidents, will be in the hands of delegates from each state.

Questions? Contact the AFT directly at 800-238 -1133 or Wanda Cone, Education Minnesota’s AFT Convention coordinator, at 651-292-4822 or 800-652-9073.

AFT TEACH

AFT TEACH (Together Educating America’s Children) is a biennial professional development conference that last took place in 2021.

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Education Minnesota will provide funding for one member from each election district, as well as one statewide/higher education member and one education support professional member, to attend the conference.

Awardees will be notified and sent the necessary information. Priority will be given to first-time attendees.

All members are also welcome to attend the conference at their own expense.

Questions? Contact Jessica Schmidt at jessica.schmidt@edmn.org.

NEA Representative Assembly

The 2022 National Education Association Representative Assembly, the major decision making body for the NEA, will take place July 2-6 in Dallas.

According to the NEA, more than 8,000 members attend the annual meeting and Representative Assembly. While there, RA delegates propose, debate and take action on new business items and other association policies, and vote by secret ballot on proposed amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws. Executive officers, Executive Committee members and at-large members of the NEA Board of Directors are elected.

Delegates are elected by Education Minnesota members.

Questions? Contact Jessica Schmidt.