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What Can ‘Volunteers’ Achieve?
Members of the new California State Legislature can expect to hear from a formidable advocate with a 40-year history of fighting for women’s and children’s issues – the Junior Leagues of California State Public Affairs Committee (“SPAC”), which represents the more than 11,000 members of 16 Junior Leagues across California.
Founded in 1970, California SPAC is one of The Junior League’s oldest and largest state public affairs committees, whose goals are to serve as the voice of the women and children in the communities they serve by introducing and supporting state legislation that improves the lives of women and children in the communities we serve. Other Junior League SPACs are in New Jersey, New York, Georgia, Florida, Michigan, Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio and Washington State, along with single-League advocacy groups in St. Louis and Denver. Some 95 individual Leagues with more than 52,000 members are involved these efforts across the country.
What Do We Stand For?
Good question. And it’s one that the Junior League of Atlanta (JLA) is embracing head on. It started out innocently enough. League leadership, in beginning to think about ways to…
Is New Jersey the Capital of Human Trafficking in the U.S.?
Maybe not. But we’re probably close. Because of our location, transportation network and diverse population, New Jersey, like New York City, is a hub for all kinds of human trafficking. …
There’s no human trafficking in my community, right?
This is just one of many misconceptions associated with the problem of human trafficking. Several weeks ago, The New York Times reported that eight people were indicted in Brooklyn, NY…