Using existing staff and resources, NEA will establish a secure website for members to vote on which 2020 presidential candidate our union should endorse. This website will be set up with a sign-in feature that uses a member's unique NEA ID number. Once signed in, the member will receive a one-time use log-in code for when the selection time period has been opened by NEA. After the close of the selection time period, NEA staff will make the aggregate results public and disseminate the results to each state president to share with their respective executive board to include as the basis for selecting which candidate should receive their presidential candidate endorsement.

Rationale/Background

NEA members should have the democratic right to decide who our union endorses for president. PAC guidelines call for providing members with information and assessing member opinions, but channels for enhancing member voice must be improved for our presidential endorsement.

Contact

Jeff Elkner - VA

Cost Implications

This item cannot be accomplished with current staff and resources under the proposed Modified 2019-2020 Strategic Plan and Budget. It would cost an additional $560,750.