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National Education Association

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The National Education Association (NEA) is the largest professional employee organization in the U.S. It represents teachers and other workers involved in education - at levels pre-school through university graduate programs. With 3.2 million members, the NEA is larger than the American Federation of Teachers which has about 1.4 million members. The NEA lobbies Congress and federal agencies on behalf of its teachers and public schools in general. [1] [2] [3]

NEA is a member of Health Care for America Now.

Political contributions

The National Education Association gave $1,853,443 to federal candidates in the 2006 election through its political action committee - 89% to Democrats and 11% to Republicans. [4]

Lobbying

The NEA spent $5,671,162 for lobbying in the first half of 2007. Most of the lobbying was done using in-house lobbyists but three outside lobbying firms were used one of which included Mickey Ibarra and Associates. [5]

Personnel

Executive Officers 2006-2007: [6]

Board of Directors: [7]

The board of directors consists of one or more members from each state.

Contact details

1201 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 833-4000
Fax: (202) 822-7974
Web: http://www.nea.org

References

  1. About page, National Education Association, accessed November 2007.
  2. What We Do, National Education Association, accessed November 2007.
  3. Join NEA, National Education Association, accessed November 2007.
  4. 2006 PAC Summary Data, Open Secrets, accessed November 2007.
  5. National Education Association lobbying expenses, Open Secrets, accessed November 2007.
  6. Executive Officers, National Education Association, accessed November 2007.
  7. Board of Directors, National Education Association, accessed November 2007.
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