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National Education Association

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National Education Association
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President:Dennis Van Roekel
Vice-president:Lily Eskelsen Garcia
Year created:1857
Website:http://www.nea.org/
The National Education Association (NEA) is the voice of education professionals. The vision of the NEA is a great public school for every student. The mission statement is, "to advocate for education professionals and to unite our members and the nation to fulfill the promise of public education to prepare every student to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world."[1]

History

NEA was founded in 1857 by one hundred educators. In 1966 it merged with the American Teachers Association. Since that time, its membership has increased to over 3.2 million.[2]

Leadership

NEA is governed by a nine-member executive committee and a board of directors. The current president is Dennis Van Roekel, and the vice president is Lily Eskelsen Garcia.[3]

2014 elections

As of November 2013, NEA has spent $1,646,370 in the 2014 election cycle: $310,370 went to Democratic candidates, $55,500 to Republicans and the remaining $1,280,000 was soft money given to political organizations.[4]

2012 elections

NEA spent $14,899,964 in the 2012 election cycle: $2,260,847 on Democratic candidates, $177,707 on Republicans, and $12,486,260 as soft money given to political organizations.[4]

Expenditures

The following table displays the top 10 candidates who received the most money from NEA.[5]

Top 10 largest National Education Association expenditures in 2012[4]
Candidate Party State Office Total Desired Result
Barack Obama Democratic Party N/A President $61,577
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Kathleen Hochul Democratic Party NY House $19,000
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Tammy Baldwin Democratic Party WI House $17,080
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Derek Kilmer Democratic Party WA House $16,000
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Christopher Donovan Democratic Party CT House $15,000
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Elizabeth Esty Democratic Party CT House $15,000
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Pete Gallego Democratic Party TX House $15,000
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Chris Murphy Democratic Party CT House $15,000
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Elizabeth Warren Democratic Party MA Senate $14,550
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Ron Barber Democratic Party AZ House $14,250
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Donations to ballot campaigns

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Recent news

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External links

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