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2022 WEA RA

If you are an elected delegate to the 2022 virtual WEA Representative Assembly, you were sent an email from rahelp@washingtonea.org on Monday, March 7th. In order to receive access to the RA Delegate Sharepoint Site and your virtual meeting platform login instructions (URL, username and password), you MUST REGISTER as attending using the link sent to you in that email. Please be sure to check your junk and spam folders if have not received it. Please contact rahelp@washingtonea.org if you need this email resent to you.

The WEA Board of Directors voted to to hold the 2022 RA virtually. Access to the virtual platform will be sent to delegates after they are registered.

The 2022 WEA RA is scheduled for the following dates.

  • Session 1: April 7, Thursday 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Session 2: April 8, Friday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    • Caucus Meeting: 12:00 pm – 2:00 PM
  • Session 3: April 8, Friday 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Session 4: April 8, Friday 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Session 5: April 9, Saturday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    • Caucus Meeting: 12:00 pm – 2:00 PM
  • Session 6: April 9, Saturday 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Session 7: April 9, Saturday 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Delegate Registrations are due by February 11, 2022.

WEA RA Forms and Procedures / Submitting Proposals to RA 

Nominations & Elections:

RA delegates also elect the WEA President and Vice President every two years and NEA State Board Directors when their varied terms are up as well as At-Large WEA Board Director positions in a Board election year. The 2022 WEA RA will be an election year for 3 NEA Board positions as well as ESP and Member of Color At-Large positions on the WEA Board if needed. Election related information will come to you as the process is finalized.

Information about candidates will be posted here after nominations close.

How the Representative Assembly drives WEA


WEA is a member-driven, democratically governed organization and the annual Representative Assembly (RA) is its chief policy making body. Once a year, local associations select more than 1,000 WEA members to gather for RA.

Local associations attending RA hold an election among their membership to select delegates. Each local is allowed to bring one delegate per 60 members or major fraction thereof.

The annual meeting, which has a look and feel similar to a major political convention, provides a forum where WEA members can collaborate, debate and vote. Individual members and local associations submit New Business Items, New Resolutions or Amendments to Continuing Resolutions, Standing Rules, Bylaws, and WEA Constitution, which, when passed, set the organizational priorities for WEA for the coming year. 

RA delegates also elect the WEA President and Vice President every two years and NEA State Board Directors  when their varied terms are up.

If you have questions about RA, please contact WEA Event Planner Jill Dahlen or call 253-765-7088.

WEA Constitution and Bylaws

WEA's core governing principles are spelled out in our constitution, bylaws, and continuing resolutions. These key documents are debated and reviewed annually by the Representative Assembly. Updates on New Business Items also can be found here.

Future WEA Representative Assembly dates set 

  • 2022 – April 7-9 – Virtual
  • 2023 – April 13-15 – Spokane Convention Center
  • 2024 – April 11-13 – Spokane Convention Center

View past action at WEA RA

Tagboard screen capture shoes various photos and videos from delegates.