Established by the Democratic Caucus of the National Education Association.
Democratic Caucus of the National Education Association
2017 RA Boston!
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SCHEDULE FOR RA 2017 Boston
From the Chair
NEA Democrats worked tirelessly for victory in the 2016 presidential election. Thank you for your efforts.
The disappointing results cannot be changed. The current presidential administration has begun a new term with a series of scandals, investigations, and outrageous actions that are disturbing and tiring to observe. But these should not be distractions that keep us from working toward our larger goals. We must not succumb to “outrage fatigue”. The focus should be on what can be done to create mid-term victories in 2018. As we see a large and growing list of attacks on issues and legislation critically important to our members, we must continue to inform our legislators and to thank them for the support received. A turn-out-the vote effort even greater than before is required.
Three officer positions are up for election/re-election to two year terms this year. Brian Rock (NJ), 1st Vice-Chair, Kevin Dubois (RI), 2nd Vice-Chair, and Teresa Hodge (FL), Treasurer are running to continue in their positions. Nominations may be made at the first business meeting on July 1st.
Members may communicate with each other on the NEA Democratic Caucus Facebook page. Look for the Facebook page and request access to posts for information and updates. Look also for updates to our website, www.neademocrats.org, and for e-mail announcements via our list serve. The 2017 RA in Boston will be a great one!
Jim Lansing, Chair
NEA Democratic Caucus
Our annual Breakfast Meeting will be held at 8:00 AM, on July 4TH, 2017 the RA ends the following day.
What is the NEA Democratic Caucus?
Each year, the National Education Association, NEA, holds an annual meeting called a Representative Assembly. NEA members from around the country, even from around the world, attend the NEA-RA to discuss and formulate the direction of the NEA.
A wide variety of caucuses have sprung up over the years out of the specific interests of NEA members who attend the Assembly.
The NEA Democratic Caucus is a caucus of the NEA delegates to the annual meeting who are members of the Democratic Party in their respective states.
This web page helps those delegates get ready for their meetings at the regular annual meeting of the RA.
And of course, we are Democrats!
Are you following the upcoming elections across the USA?
Governor’s race in New Jersey; U.S. House races in Georgia and Pennsylvania; State Senate and House races in Florida, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Washington; State Senate races in Alabama, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island; and State House races in Iowa and New Hampshire. We are looking forward to Democrats finishing strong in these races leading up to the November 2018 elections and beyond!
As most will agree, the Sixth District Congressional race in Georgia turned into the most closely watched contest since the 2016 presidential election. I, along with my colleagues in the Georgia Association of Educators (GAE) and others across the nation, canvassed, phone banked and worked assiduously to get-out-the-vote for our candidate, Jon Ossoff.
We must keep up this momentum for success in all upcoming elections. As a reminder, please renew your NEA Democratic Caucus membership and bring your friends to join the caucus and the fight to elect Democrats. I look forward to seeing everyone in Boston, MA for what looks to be another exciting convention!Debra J. Mines
Democratic Caucus Secretary
NEA Democratic Caucus
2nd Vice Chair
Kevin J. Dubois
Debra J. Mines
Mary Flaherty Artuso
2017 Caucus Schedule
Friday, June 30
NEA Expo 9-3:45 Booth #625
Membership Mtg 4:00 pm Rm 259B
-nominations for officers and coordinators - must be present
Saturday, July 1
NEA Expo Booth 9-5 pm #625
Membership Mtg 12:00-1:00 Rm 259B
Sunday, July 2
Membership Mtg 9:30-10:30 am 259B - Candidate speeches
Monday, July 3
Membership meeting - Lunch Break (election of officers)
Tuesday, July 4
Breakfast Meeting 8:00-10:00 am Convention Center Room 109B
Wednesday, July 5
Exec Committee Mtg 9:30-10:00am Convention Center 259B
here, fill out, and send to Jim Lansing
at the address on the form.
The 2016 election is over and America’s future is in danger. What is vital to our beliefs and values as Democrats is under attack. All three branches of government are now under Republican control.
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the Koch Brothers will be pouring huge amounts of money into the 2018 elections.
ALEC is a shadowy group of
companies and politicians working together
behind closed doors to rewrite laws.
ALEC and other right-wing Republican groups
will far outspend Democratic
If you are unable to attend the 2018 Democratic Caucus in Boston, please take the time to send in this year’s membership form in the Donkey's Tale.
Jack Schneider, Editor
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