The Junior League of San Diego is committed to serving the needs of women and youth in the San Diego community through effective legislative and community advocacy efforts. We take action on state issues that affect our projects and focus areas while focusing on the communities we directly serve. Relating to such issues we educate our members and the San Diego community while fostering collaboration and communication with community partners.
JLSD representatives play important roles, serving on both local and state task forces, to help advocacy and promote our policy priorities. Additionally, the State Public Affairs Committee works to educate JLSD members on important community issues and provides legislative advocacy training.
Crucial to our advocacy efforts, JLSD is a member of the Junior Leagues of California State Public Affairs Committee (CalSPAC). CalSPAC is a non-partisan education and advocacy organization, composed of two delegates from 17 member Junior Leagues throughout the state. CalSPAC membership is comprised of over 10,000 women who volunteer over 140,000 hours to 111 community projects, and give over $1 million dollars annually to their communities.
The Junior Leagues of California State Public Affairs Committee’s mission is to take action on state and national issues that affect our projects and focus areas, to facilitate communication among the member Junior Leagues of California on public policy, to educate League members on selected issues, to provide training in advocacy skills, and to act as the representative of member Leagues.
Members of the CalSPAC delegation ADVOCATE for specific legislation relevant to their home league’s issues, EDUCATE members of their home Junior Leagues, and COORDINATE the exchange of information from community based league projects to policy makers in each of five issue areas: Education, Family Support, Health, Violence Prevention, and Anti-Human Trafficking.
The Junior League of San Diego’s State Public Affairs Committee supports legislation that will aide our focus areas of aiding transitional age foster youth (TAY) as they make the critical move into independent adulthood and eradicating human trafficking. Please see the list on this page to learn more about the legislation we are currently supporting.