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Apply for funding to attend the AFT Convention next July

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The American Federation of Teachers will hold its biennial convention July 22-25 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX.

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.

All AFT convention delegates are local delegates and must be elected at their local union level

There are no state-elected delegates for the AFT convention. Local presidents will receive an information packet from the AFT that includes how many delegates their local can send, a tentative schedule, hotel information and conference forms. 

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

To be eligible for funding, members must first be elected from their local as a local delegate.

Complete the funding interest form at edmn.me/AFTConvention_funding by Dec. 8.

Names of state-funded local delegates will be selected by a drawing the last week of January. Funding includes airfare, hotel accommodation and meals, along with additional convention expenses.

For questions on state funding, contact Janel Engesser at 800-652-9073 ext. 4867, 651-292-4867 or janel.engesser@edmn.org.

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