Advocacy

Junior League of San Francisco’s advocacy includes the Advocacy Committee as well as membership in the California State Public Affairs Committee (SPAC)

Advocacy Committee

The Advocacy Committee informs and educates League members about legislation that affects the JLSF focus areas on a local level.* Volunteers learn advocacy skills, work with local legislators and work as a link to the policy needs of JLSF’s community partners.

California State Public Affairs Committee (SPAC)

The SPAC was organized in 1971 and represents 17 Junior Leagues and more than 13,000 active voting women throughout the State of California. Two women from each Junior League are nominated for a two-year position to:

  1. Advocate for specific non-partisan legislation relevant to member League issues
  2. Educate Junior League members
  3. Coordinate the exchange of information from community-based projects to policy makers.

SPAC Advocacy Activities

SPAC delegates engage in the following activities:

  • Initiate, research, analyze, and assist in drafting legislation
  • Advocate for our community programs by taking positions on legislation
  • Leverage support by building coalitions within other community groups
  • Meet regularly with legislators
  • Prepare and support witnesses in committee hearings
  • Testify in committee hearings
  • Attend local, regional, and statewide forums to educate and advocate on behalf of SPAC

SPAC Member Leagues

  • Bakersfield
  • Fresno
  • Long Beach
  • Los Angeles
  • Monterey County
  • Napa-Sonoma
  • Oakland/East-Bay
  • Orange County
  • Palo Alto-Mid Peninsula
  • Pasadena
  • Riverside
  • Sacramento
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • San Joaquin
  • San Jose
  • Santa Barbara

*The Advocacy Committee provides articles for informational and educational purposes. These articles do not represent an endorsement of any candidate or issue.