Today marks the first day the Junior League of San Diego (JLSD) joins The Little Black Dress Initiative (#TheLBDI) – a global mission to “Make Poverty Unfashionable.”
When we consider the symptoms of poverty – homelessness, unemployment, food insecurity and limited education – foster youth are disproportionately affected.
The Junior League of San Diego has a long-standing tradition supporting foster youth. Therefore, throughout this #TheLBDI week, February 6-10, 2017, our Junior League of San Diego members will wear one black dress for five days to spark a conversation about foster youth and how everyone can help break their cycle of poverty.
The Junior League of San Diego invites YOU to join the cause. Lend your voice to our mission to “Make Poverty Unfashionable.” When you see see your JLSD friend, neighbor, or colleague supporting The Little Black Dress Initiative this week, consider:
- sharing your own experience with poverty, #TheLBDI #JLSDDoesLBD
- sharing your efforts to help others overcome poverty, #TheLBDI #JLSDDoesLBD
- sharing the name of a local organization working effectively to eliminate poverty in our community, #TheLBDI #JLSDDoesLBD
- sharing your support of the Junior League of San Diego member’s commitment to “Making Poverty Unfashionable,” by donating to the Annual Fund. #TheLBDI #JLSDDoesLBD
Poverty is real in our community. Join us this week by sharing your #TheLBDI #WhyIJLSD #JLSDDoesLBD story. Together, we can become a stronger voice as JLSD works to advocate for those less fortunate.
Did you know? You may drop off your “voted mail-in ballot” in ADVANCE of election day at locations throughout San Diego County?
Ballot drop-off will be from October 31st to November 8th, but hours of operation may differ from site to site, so be sure to visit YOUR favorite location’s website for hours of operation.
On Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, hours for dropping off voted mail ballots will be 7 am to 8 pm at all locations.
Be sure to check out the Ballot Drop Location Map to find the most convenient location for YOU! Tell us: which location do you plan to use?
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2016 brings San Diegans some amazing opportunities. Opportunities to have our voices heard:
PLUS the election of our government officials:
Our JLSD members are active throughout our community. As such, we pride ourselves on being extremely well-informed voters.
We want to know: What issues are important to YOU, here, in San Diego? Which proposal will receive YOUR vote, and why? Share your insights with #RockTheVote and #whyijlsd on social media leading up to election day, November 8th!
As a member of the Junior League of California State Public Affairs Committee (CalSPAC), the Junior League of San Diego (JLSD) joins seventeen other Junior Leagues in California in advocating for specific legislation related to member league issues during the Legislative Session.
CalSPAC sponsors and supports laws that improve the lives of California women, children, and families. As a new two-year legislative cycle commences in January 2017, CalSPAC is seeking ideas for laws that would improve services or close gaps for the California communities that we serve.
This consideration is a great opportunity for our JLSD members to be directly involved in the legislative process. Whether big or small, these ideas help the Junior League of San Diego, as well as other Leagues across the state, fulfill its mission of building better communities.
Photo courtesy: CalSPAC
If you have an idea that you’d like to share that falls under the categories of Health, Education, Violence Prevention, Human Trafficking or Family Support, please email the JLSD CalSPAC Delegates, Nicole Reyes and Dominique Coulon, at firstname.lastname@example.org (or by filling out and submitting the form, below) no later than November 6, 2016.