OEA Representative Assembly

April 17, 2020 – April 18 · All day

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For the safety of our members and staff, the 2020 OEA Representative Assembly has been canceled. We have set up virtual hearings for both Legislative Objectives and the OEA Budget, and you can find the links and additional information below along with information on submitting a New Business Item (NBI) and voting for OEA Officers.

VOTING FOR OEA OFFICERS

Nominations from the RA Floor
The process for electing OEA Officers will be done by mail ballot this year, much like electing Board Directors and NEA RA State Delegates.

To allow for nominations from the floor, we will be sending all delegates an email at noon on Saturday, April 18, with a link to submit a "floor" nomination for one of the positions listed below; please keep in mind "floor" nominations do require a second who is also an OEA RA Delegate. Nominations will be accepted from noon on Saturday, April 18, to noon on Monday, April 20 via the link you will receive at noon on April 18.

Region I Vice President – two year term
We have received a nomination for Lindsay Ray.

Region II Vice President – two year term
We have received a nomination for Michelle Stadeli.

Region III Vice President – two year term
We have received a nomination for Cori Swan.

NEA Director – three year term
We have received a nomination for Jennifer Scurlock.

Only 2020 OEA RA Delegates can nominate from the floor, second the nomination, and vote.

Candidates will be given the opportunity to create a video in lieu of a live speech, and the video links will be sent to all delegates. You can find information on existing candidates here.

ZOOM

The hearings on Saturday will take place via Zoom. Please take a moment to make sure the device you'll be using on Saturday is able to connect by clicking here; you may be prompted to download the Zoom app if you haven't used Zoom on your device.

For those who have not participated in a Zoom meeting, we will be sending additional information later this week.

LEGISLATIVE OBJECTIVES HEARING

The Legislative Objectives hearing will take place Saturday, April 18, 11am-noon. You can join the meeting via this link. A password will be required to join the meeting and will be sent to you via email 15 minutes prior to the start of the hearing. Please do not share the meeting link or password; if a fellow delegate needs information, please have them contact Annie Duncan.

You can find the current list of proposed Legislative Objectives here.

The link to submit a Legislative Objective amendment can be found here; the deadline to submit an amendment is Monday, April 20, at noon. Please remember that only OEA RA Delegates are eligible to submit or second a Legislative Objective amendment, and be sure to include the information of another delegate who is seconding your motion. All amendments received by noon on Monday, April 20, will be reviewed and acted upon by the OEA Board of Directors. If the OEA Board of Directors makes a “do pass” recommendation, the maker will be contacted, and without objection, OEA will implement the business item. If the OEA Board of Directors does not recommend passing the amendment, the maker will be notified that their amendment will be automatically referred to the 2021 OEA Representative Assembly.

OEA BUDGET HEARING

The OEA Budget hearing will take place Saturday, April 18, 1-2pm. You can join the meeting via this link. A password will be required to join the meeting and will be sent to you via email at 15 minutes prior to the start of the hearing. Please do not share the meeting link or password; if a fellow delegate needs information please have them contact Annie Duncan.

You can view the proposed OEA Budget here.

NEW BUSINESS ITEMS

You still have time to submit a New Business Item (NBI); the deadline to submit an NBI is Monday, April 20, at noon. Please remember that only OEA RA Delegates are eligible to submit or second an NBI, and be sure to include the information of another delegate who is seconding your motion. All NBIs received by noon on Monday, April 20, will be reviewed and acted upon by the OEA Board of Directors. If the OEA Board of Directors makes a “do pass” recommendation, the maker will be contacted, and without objection, OEA will implement the business item. If the OEA Board of Directors recommend passage of the NBI, the maker will be notified that their business item will be automatically referred to the 2021 OEA Representative Assembly.

POINTS OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE

Traditionally, near the end of the Representative Assembly, delegates have the opportunity to bring points of personal privilege in front of the delegates. These announcements range from OEA sponsored groups (OEA Retired, OEA Conservative Caucus, OEA GLBTQ+ Caucus, OCESP, etc.) making announcements about upcoming events to members announcing their intended candidacy for office at the next Representative Assembly (actual nomination filings are not due until 2021). Delegates wishing to make such announcements may do so by submitting their point of personal privilege here by Monday, April 20, at noon. They will be compiled and sent out to in a subsequent delegate email.