State Public Affairs Committee

State Public Affairs Committee of the Junior Leagues of California (SPAC)

The State Public Affairs Committee of the Junior Leagues of California (SPAC) is a non-partisan education and advocacy organization, representing 16 member Leagues and more than 11,000 women voters. Since 1971, SPAC has represented the interest of its member Leagues and the groups or issue areas addressed by Junior Leagues across California to policymakers at the state level.

SPAC delegates:

  • Advocate for specific legislation relevant four focus areas: family support, education, health and violence prevention.
  • Educate the members of their “home” League on key legislative issues, and
  • Coordinate the exchange of information from the Leagues’ community projects to California’s policy makers.

In the last legislative session, 19 bills that SPAC Supported were ultimately signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown in January 2013, including the “Silver Act” which allows highway alerts for missing seniors. In addition, SPAC delegates have taken a sponsorship position on SB738 (Sexually Exploited and Trafficked Minors), introduced in February 2013, which creates a statewide framework to treat commercially sexually exploited youth as victims, not criminals.

For more information about the work of the California SPAC.