Apply for funding to attend the AFT Convention

The American Federation of Teachers will hold its biennial convention July 27-30 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.

The biennial AFT convention is the most important policymaking body for the union. Delegates will consider an array of issues through resolutions as well as constitution and bylaw measures.

Delegates also will elect the AFT president, secretary-treasurer, executive vice president and the vice presidents for the national union.

Education Minnesota will provide funding for one local delegate from each election district, one ESP local delegate, and one Higher Ed local delegate (total of 28 funded delegates).

Local presidents will receive an information packet from the AFT that includes a tentative schedule, hotel information and conference forms.

To be eligible, local delegates must first be elected from their local. Local members who would like to apply for state funding should go online to https://edmn.me/AFTConvention20 and complete the funding interest form by March 6.

Names of state funded local delegates will be selected by a drawing on March 13. Funding includes airfare, hotel accommodations, meals along with additional convention expenses.

For questions on state funding, contact Jessica Schmidt at 800-652-9073 ext. 4867, 651-292-4867 or jessica.schmidt@edmn.org.

2020 AFT CONVENTION

July 27-30, Houston

To be considered for state funding, please fill out the Funding Interest Form at https://edmn.me/AFTConvention20.

Forms must be submitted by Friday, March 6.

Selection will be made Friday, March 13.

If you have problems with the online form, please contact Jessica Schmidt at jessica.schmidt@edmn.org or 651-292-4867 or 800-652-9073, ext. 4867.