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 SCHEDULE FOR RA 2017 Boston

From the Chair
Jim Lansing

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.

Please renew your membership at the NEA Democratic Caucus booth #625 at the NEA EXPO on June 30th and July 1st, and attend our caucus meetings to tell us your concerns and suggestions. Memberships may be renewed at the booth, or with your state contact person. There are still several states where a contact person is needed. It is easy and fun to be the person to promote membership in the Democratic Caucus in your state caucus meetings. A packet may be picked up at the booth #625. Our annual breakfast meeting will be held at 8:00 am on July 4th since the RA ends the following day.

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

Please Note:

Our annual Breakfast Meeting will be held at 8:00 AM, on July 4TH, 2017 the RA ends the following day.

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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 Democrat

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Secretary’s Report

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

NEA Democratic Caucus Secretary

NEA Democratic Caucus
2016-17 Officers



Jim Lansing



1st Vice-Chair

Brian Rock



2nd Vice Chair

Kevin J. Dubois




Debra J. Mines




Teresa M. Hodge vihodgetm@ymail.com


Past Chair

Mary Flaherty Artuso




Jack Schneider


Paul Hambleton

2017 Caucus Schedule

(Detailed Schedule Here)

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

See the 2017 Donkey's Tale for details

NEA Dem Membership Renewal

Download here, fill out, and send to Jim Lansing at the address on the form.

In a Word…


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 candidates.

If Republicans maintain control of all three branches of government in 2018, the ultra-conservative one-percent will be able to push forward with their own self-serving objectives.

Democrats must be active. We must learn about the candidates, contribute money to our races, and work at the grass roots level to ensure that those elected in 2018 promote the principles of the Democratic Party.

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.


In Solidarity,

Jack Schneider, Editor

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