The JLSD State Public Affairs Committee (SPAC) team has been busy at work in Riverside, CA for this year’s annual winter conference. JLSD SPAC delegates, Virginia Chambers and Maggie Sayre, began with “hot off the press” legislation which has been recently introduced in Sacramento for the legislative session. Through this, the official deliberation process begins; SPAC delegates analyze bills and decide whether the League will lend support as a California SPAC delegation in the Junior League’s four focus areas–Education, Health, Family Support and Violence Prevention.
Although the conference days are long, it’s an incredibly rewarding and thoughtful process. The women of SPAC are sharp, the discussions are engaging and lively as they navigate through the pieces of legislation they, the Junior Leagues of California, want to stamp its precious brand name on. Each SPAC delegate takes this support seriously – as so do the legislators in Sacramento.
There are several important bills in this year’s legislative session that SPAC is going to share with JLSD soon – please stay tuned on how you can get engaged with your legislators and lend your personal support on the issues of Human Trafficking and Transition Aged Foster Youth.
The biggest Breaking News from the conference is that JLSD’s Senior SPAC delegate, Virginia Chambers, has been elected to Co-Chair the California SPAC organization next year. This is a huge undertaking and the Junior League of San Diego could not be more proud. Congratulations, Virginia!
By: Maggie Sayre
Junior SPAC Delegate
Advocacy Committee Member