Junior League of Tallahassee Hosts Public Affairs Conference

 

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The Junior Leagues of Florida State Public Affairs Committee (SPAC) hosted its annual visit to the Florida Capitol this week. The Junior League of Tallahassee proudly welcomed more than 45 delegates from 21 Junior Leagues around the state to advocate for issues that impact children and families.

While in Tallahassee for the Winter Conference, participants learned about effective advocacy strategies, as well as public policy issues currently under consideration by the Florida Legislature. The Junior League’s advocacy efforts focus on human trafficking, child abuse, domestic violence, juvenile justice, foster care and education.

Chair of the SPAC Board Yvette Drucker traveled from Boca Raton to attend the Winter Conference. “As the SPAC chair, it’s always great to have a group of women come together to learn about current issues affecting our state and our communities and how we can educate our legislators and garner their support for legislation through our advocacy efforts,” she said.

Junior League members are recognized in their communities as non-profit leaders and have the opportunity to identify needs while volunteering. In turn, SPAC is able to respond by proposing legislation or policy changes to address those needs. For nearly 40 years, SPAC has provided a powerful and influential voice for issues and citizens who otherwise don’t have anyone to advocate on their behalf.

The SPAC Chair-Elect Erin Choy said, “The Junior Leagues of Florida State Public Affairs Committee looks forward to working with our local legislators on the priority issues of the organization. We continue to advocate for improved education, safety of at-risk youth and health/hunger related issues.”

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