Representative Assembly takes place during the final four days of the National Education Association’s Annual Meeting. It is the primary legislative and policy making body of the Association and derives its powers from, and is responsible to, the membership. The Representative Assembly adopts the strategic plan and budget, resolutions, the Legislative Program, and other policies of the Association. Delegates vote by secret ballot on proposed amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws. Those delegates with full voting rights elect the executive officers, Executive Committee members, and at-large members of the NEA Board of Directors, as appropriate.
Delegate Assembly is the top policy-making body of the Colorado Education Association. DA is comprised of several hundred members across the state, elected by their fellow members to attend the Association’s largest meeting every April. Delegates use a democratic process to set policy and provide direction to Association leadership at the Assembly. The delegates also elect members of the CEA Board of Directors for two-year terms. The CEA Board of Directors sets policy and provides direction for the Association between Delegate Assemblies.