Standing Rule Amendment 3 Defeated
To prohibit on the Representative Assembly floor the display of signs lobbying for or against specific action items, other than signs used by a state caucus for the purpose of communicating with that state’s delegates.
Rule 12. Operating Procedures
4. There shall be no signs used on the floor of the Representative Assembly for the purpose of lobbying for or against specific items up for action at the RA other than those signs used in a state delegation for the purpose of communicating with that state’s delegates.
The NEA Standing Rules currently prohibit the distribution, posting, or displaying of campaign materials promoting the candidacy of an individual for NEA office on the Representative Assembly floor.
If adopted, the amendment would also prohibit the display or posting of any signs on the RA floor promoting a position of support or opposition on any item up for business. Thus, the amendment would prohibit delegates from displaying on the RA floor signs in support of or against any New Business Item, legislative amendment, Resolution, policy statement, or any other item up for discussion and debate.
The amendment specifically exempts signs used by state delegations for the purpose of communicating with that state’s delegates. Therefore, state delegations would still be permitted to display signs reminding state delegates of the caucus position on a particular business item, and any other signs intended to communicate directly with that state’s delegation.
Grace Leavitt - ME