View NEA interviews with presidential candidates

The National Education Association has moved into the next phase of its presidential primary recommendation process with the release of the first 2020 presidential candidate interviews with President Lily Eskelsen Garcia. Lily asked the candidates questions from NEA members about the challenges facing students, educators and public schools across the country.

The first wave of videos, which can be found at, includes interviews with Sen. Michael Bennet, former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren. More candidate interviews will be released as they are filmed.

NEA has invited every candidate from both parties to participate in its recommendation process, which requires each candidate seeking NEA’s recommendation to:

  • Fill out and return NEA’s 2020 candidate questionnaire
  • Sit down with the NEA president for a recorded interview that all NEA members will be able to view.

Once that process is complete, the NEA PAC Council — which includes representatives from every state, NEA caucus and NEA Executive Committee — has the authority to put forward a presidential primary recommendation for consideration by the NEA Board of Directors.