MNEA - NEA Annual Meeting

Posted Date: 1/27/2020

Atlanta, GA
July 2-6, 2020

Delegates from across the state of Missouri will travel to Atlanta July 2-6 for the 2020 NEA Representative Assembly to discuss the NEA budget, vote on new business items, learn, and meet other members from around the country. Missouri NEA sends a delegation of representatives elected by active members in the state, local associations, MNEA-Retired members, and Aspiring Educators.

MNEA is committed to racial and ethnic minority involvement. Racial and ethnic minority members are encouraged to seek election as state or local delegates to the NEA RA.

State Delegate Election

NEW PROCESS: In-Person Voting

In-person voting dates are as follows: 
DATE & TIME LOCATION
Sat., Feb.1
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
MNEA St. Louis Regional Office
955 Gardenview Office Parkway
St. Louis, MO 63141
 
Mon., Feb. 3
3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
MNEA Kansas City Regional Office
4224 South Hocker Drive, Suite 200
Independence, MO 64055
Mon., Feb. 10
3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
MNEA St. Charles Regional Office
1011 Peruque Crossing Court
O'Fallon, MO 63366
Wed., Feb. 12
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.   
MNEA Headquarters
1810 E Elm Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Fri., Feb. 14
3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
MNEA Springfield Regional Office
1525 W Sunshine St, #B
Springfield, MO 65807
 
Sat., Feb. 15
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
MNEA Springfield Regional Office
1525 W Sunshine St, #B
Springfield, MO 65807
 
Tues., Feb. 18
3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
MNEA St. Louis Regional Office
955 Gardenview Office Parkway
St. Louis, MO 63141
 
Wed., Feb. 19
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
MNEA Headquarters
1810 E Elm Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101   
 
Mon., Feb. 24
3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
MNEA Kansas City Regional Office
4224 South Hocker Drive, Suite 200
Independence, MO 64055
 
Wed., Feb. 26
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
MNEA Headquarters
1810 E Elm Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
 
Sat., Feb. 29
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  
 
MNEA Kansas City Regional Office
4224 South Hocker Drive, Suite 200
Independence, MO 64055
 

Elections will not be conducted electronically. In-person voting will take place at MNEA Regional offices on the dates and times specified Feb. 1 through March 1. State delegates are elected in two categories. Category I delegates are active members who are teachers, education support professionals and other members not serving as supervisors or administrators. Category II delegates are active members who are supervisors or administrators whose duties include the evaluation of employees. In 2020, Missouri is eligible to elect 22 Category I delegates and one Category II delegate. State delegates are elected based on the number of active members in the state as of January 2020.

If you cannot make it to a regional office on one of the specific dates, absentee ballots will be available upon request. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is 12 noon Fri., Feb. 21. Ballots must be received by MNEA no later than 5 p.m. March 1. (Note: MNEA offices are closed Saturdays and Sundays.)
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To vote in-person you must bring two things:

  1. You must know your NEA ID number or you can bring your MNEA membership card; AND
  2. You must have one other form of identification such as a driver’s license or school ID.

Only NEA Active, and Active Life may vote (MNEA Retired and Student members hold their own elections).

For more than 20 years, Missouri NEA has demonstrated the strength of its leadership diversity by electing racial and ethnic minority delegates to the NEA RA in proportion to the minority populations in our state. To continue this achievement we must strive to assist minority state delegate candidates to develop campaigns to win election to the NEA RA.

Candidates for State Delegate
Download a complete list of candidates running for state delegate >>
This information will be available at each voting site.


Ex Officio Delegates

The MNEA president and NEA directors are eligible for ex officio delegate status to the NEA RA. According to the MNEA Constitution and Bylaws, the MNEA vice present serves as an ex officio delegate to the NEA RA.


Local Delegates

Local delegates are elected by the members of a local affiliate, with one delegate for each 150 active members or major fraction thereof. Presidents of locals eligible to elect local delegates (locals with 76 members or more) will receive local election information in early February via email from NEA. Members should contact their local presidents to learn the procedures, timelines and reimbursement procedures for local delegates.


Cluster Delegates

Cluster delegates are elected by members of several locals that have networked to attain the minimum 76 members required for delegate eligibility. Members interested in being elected as cluster delegates should contact Roxane Bly at 573-644-9606. Cluster delegate elections are conducted during March and April.


MNEA-Retired Delegates

MNEA-Retired members elect delegates from their membership to represent them at the NEA R.A. Only MNEA-Retired members may nominate, vote for or serve as retired delegates. Election of the MNEA-R delegates will be held at the MNEA-R annual meeting in April. Contact Tracy Flaherty (tracy.flaherty@mnea.org) at (314) 584-1305 for more information. 

MNEA-R Declaration of Candidacy Form >> 




Missouri Aspiring Educators Delegates

The number of delegates allocated for Aspiring Educators will be determined based on the number of college student members in the state. Only members of Aspiring Educators may nominate, vote for or serve as Aspiring Educator delegates. Contact Patrick Layden at 1-800-392-0236 if you are a member of Aspiring Educators and interested in becoming a delegate. 



 

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