The AFTNJ 2024 Convention and Legislative Conference will take place April 27 at DoubleTree by Hilton, 390 Forsgate Drive in Monroe Township.

Any person seeking to be elected as an AFTNJ executive officer (president, treasurer, secretary, executive vice president higher ed, executive vice president PreK-12) or as a vice president (12 for higher ed; 12 for PreK-12) must return a nominating petition with at least 25 signatures of AFTNJ members in good standing by 5 p.m. at the AFTNJ office on March 16.

All candidates will be required to sign the petition, attesting to the best of their knowledge that all signatures are AFT members in good standing. If a local is not in good standing, the signature of the member will not be valid.

To download a blank nomination petition, click here.

Registration for the conference, which is free for all AFTNJ members in good standing, will begin March 1.

The tentative schedule for the convention is as follows:

• 9 a.m.: Welcome — AFTNJ President Donna M. Chiera

• 9:10 a.m.: Credential Committee
Rules Committee

• 9:15 a.m.: Election Committee — Rich Wolfson
Election Process
Ballot Distribution

• 9:45 a.m.: Return ballots to committee for count
Break             

• 10 a.m.: Constitution Committee

• 10:45 a.m.: New Business
Old Business

• 11 a.m.: Convention Recess (election results will be announced at luncheon)

We will be hearing from the Federal Congressional Delegation to speak ahead of the 2024 elections. All candidates vying for a U.S. Senate seat have been invited to speak to the delegation.