State Public Affairs Committee (SPAC)


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Founded in 1971, the Junior League of California State Public Affairs Committee (CalSPAC) is a non-partisan education and advocacy organization representing nearly 10,000 women in 17 Leagues statewide. Comprised exclusively of volunteer representatives, CalSPAC advocates for policies that improve the lives of California women, children and families.

CalSPAC’s advocacy efforts are targeted to legislation in the following focus areas, which reflect the priorities of the participating Junior Leagues of California:

EDUCATION: ensuring that all children and young adults receive educational opportunities that are developmentally appropriate, increase achievement, and lead to workplace marketability.

FAMILY SUPPORT: advocating for programs and policies that promote the physical and emotional well-being of all families.

HEALTH: advocating for better access to quality health care and prevention programs that will improve mental and physical health of our community members.

VIOLENCE PREVENTION: addressing the impact of violence in our communities through prevention, intervention and education.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING: ending human trafficking in all its forms. CalSPAC supports policies and programs that stop human trafficking, advocate for victims, and educate the community at large.

In the Junior League of Oakland-East Bay, the Senior SPAC and Junior SPAC delegate co-chair the local Public Affairs Committee and represent our League in CalSPAC for a designated term.


There Ought to be a Law!

Every year, the State Public Affairs Committee (SPAC) representatives from 17 Junior League chapters in California meet to review all of the suggestions presented by members from across the state. As a group, we decide which idea to sponsor as a piece of original legislation in California, and contact our legislators to act accordingly.

By using our collective voices, CalSPAC has made a large impact on our state. CalSPAC is a safe learning environment where women from all backgrounds come together to craft, develop, support, and oppose legislation in California.

CalSPAC has sponsored or co-sponsored over a dozen pieces of legislation that have become law. For a partial list, click HERE.


To find out who represents you and to learn more about California Assembly members and Senators, click HERE.