Arizona Education Association

Winter 2012/13

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A S S O C I AT I O N G OV E R NA N C E Be part of the largest democratic body in the world! Be a Delegate to the 2013 NEA-RA Please look for your local association's name and the corresponding REGIONAL DELEGATES: before completing your nomination form. Election District (A through N) selves as a candidate for a statewide and/ or regional NEA-RA delegate position. nominate them- encourages our ethnic minority members to AEA strongly Almost 100 AEA members become a part of the world's largest deliberative body—8,000 strong—when they are elected by their colleagues to represent them at the NEA Representative Assembly each year. The NEA- RA is the governing body of the 3 million mem- bers of NEA. The 2013 annual meeting, to be held July 1-6, 2013 in Atlanta, GA, sets objec- tives, passes a budget, determines direction and votes on guiding principles for the Association, the largest professional organization and union in the country. You can be part of this exciting process by running as an AEA statewide delegate; regional delegate; retired delegate; or as a delegate representing your local association. Nominate yourself to be a statewide, regional, or retired delegate by completing the form on page 28. To run as a candidate representing your local, contact your local presi- dent. Local elections are usually held in the early spring, but vary from local to local. AEA-Retired members may be eligible for up to three delegates, depending on the January 15, 2013 membership figures. AEA is allotted a certain number of delegate positions based on the K IMPORTANT k Voting Process AEA members will vote online for their 2013 NEA-RA Statewide, Regional, and Retired delegate represen- tatives. Online voting will open on February 13, 2013 and conclude on April 10, 2013. Individuals may request paper ballots to cast their votes. If you have questions about online voting, please contact Chris Mayer, staff liaison to the AEA Elections Committee at 602-264-1774 or 800-352-5411, ext. 143. size of statewide membership. NEA-AEA Active members may vote for up to two Statewide Delegates and 14 Regional Delegates depend- ing on the January 15, 2013 membership fig- ures. In the event a candidate is elected to both a regional and statewide position, he or she must declare within ten days of official notifica- tion which position the candidate will accept. If a delegate fails to respond within ten days of the date of the official notification, he or she will be declared elected as a regional delegate. Nominees must complete the Delegate Nomination Form on page 28 and must submit it on or before 5 PM on January 11, 2013. Forms may be submitted via mail, hand delivery, fax, or email. Please see the instructions on page 28. 2 AEA ELECTIONS TIMELINE November 2012-January 2013 • Nominations accepted for NEA-RA delegates (statewide, regional, retired, local) • Local associations should conduct a call for nominations for local delegate positions to the AEA Delegate Assembly and NEA-RA January 11, 2013 • Deadline for NEA-RA statewide, regional, and retired delegate nominations February 8-11, 2013 • AEA Delegate Assembly election reports mailed to local presidents February 13-April 10, 2013 • Online voting avail- able to all members for NEA-RA statewide, regional, and retired candidates March 1, 2013 • Deadline for NEA State Director, NEA Alternate State Director, and AEA Board of Director nominations March 12, 2013 • Deadline to report 2013 Delegate Assembly elected delegates April 10, 2013 • Deadline to report 2013 NEA-RA local association elected delegates and successors April 26-27, 2013 • 2013 Delegate Assembly, Marriott Mesa July 1-6, 2013 • 2013 NEA-RA, Atlanta, GA 26 Winter 2012/13 x AEA Advocate

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