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1 NEA Bylaw 3-1(g) and the UEA Minority Involvement Plan

2 “It is the policy of the Association to achieve ethnic minority delegate representation at least equal to the proportion of identified ethnic minority populations within the state.”

3 Utah’s NEA Representative Assembly (RA) Delegation The 2010 Census shows Utah has a 20 percent ethnic population RA Ethnic Minority Goal: 20 percent of our attending delegates are ethnic minority RA Ethnic Minority Attendance: 6 to 14 percent of our attending delegates ?? Can we do better??

4 In addition to trying to achieve the numerical goal … …We must remember that our most important goal is to recognize our responsibility for the meaningful involvement of ethnic minority members.

5 We need a commitment throughout all levels of the organization for this to be successful. State/UEA Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh President Board Staff Ethnic Minority Director Maurice Hamilton Locals Officers Board UniServ Officers Board Staff MIP

6 We have five major focuses to implement this plan…

7 Commitment and Implementation Elected leaders and staff members responsible to implement the plan. UEA Vice President- Tom Nedreberg Ethnic Minority Director- Maurice Hamilton UEA Organizing Director- Jenny Okerlund

8 Publicity Communications via postal mail, and website myUEA.org/MIP MIP presentation at CLP meeting MIP presentation to local presidents Communications via postal mail, and website myUEA.org/MIP MIP presentation at CLP meeting MIP presentation to local presidents

9 State and Local Coordination UEA officers contact locals Each local asked to present MIP to ARs UEA financial assistance to send ethnic minority delegate to the RA Locals commit to “Minority Involvement Pledge” UEA officers contact locals Each local asked to present MIP to ARs UEA financial assistance to send ethnic minority delegate to the RA Locals commit to “Minority Involvement Pledge”

10 Policies Ethnic Minority Director seat on the UEA Board of Directors Ethnic Minority members appointed to task forces Ethnic Minority Director reports progress of MIP Plan NEA Minority Leadership Training Program (MLTP) Ethnic Minority Director seat on the UEA Board of Directors Ethnic Minority members appointed to task forces Ethnic Minority Director reports progress of MIP Plan NEA Minority Leadership Training Program (MLTP)

11 UEA provides “scholarships” to attend trainings to further the MIP goals Use myUEA.org/MIP to promote MIPmyUEA.org/MIP Recruit ethnic minority candidates for Association offices UEA provides “scholarships” to attend trainings to further the MIP goals Use myUEA.org/MIP to promote MIPmyUEA.org/MIP Recruit ethnic minority candidates for Association offices Activities

12 Activities (continued) Minority Involvement Pledge Locals are asked to sign the pledge “How to Run for Association Office” pamphlet Information on how to file and campaign for Association positions Minority Involvement Pledge Locals are asked to sign the pledge “How to Run for Association Office” pamphlet Information on how to file and campaign for Association positions

13 The MIP is posted on myUEA.org/MIP For more information contact: Maurice Hamilton UEA Board of Directors Ethnic Minority Director


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