What is SPAC?
The Junior Leagues of California State Public Affairs Committee (SPAC) is a non-partisan education and advocacy organization charged with promoting voluntarism and legislation favorable to its member leagues’ community projects and focus areas. SPAC has five focus areas which reflect the projects and issue areas of the 17 member Leagues.
Successful SPAC Sponsored Legislation:
AB 2268: Children’s Bicycle Helmet Law (1993)
ACR 105: May is Perinatal Depression Month (2010)
AB 2878: Provides breast cancer treatment for uninsured women (2000)
ACR 53: Established statewide Perinatal Depression Collaborative Taskforce (2011)
SB 564: Requires training for mental health in domestic violence detention (2002)
SB 563: Expands domestic violence statutes to include former spouses and co
AB 172: Provided substantial funding for and expanded preschool programs (2005)
Regarding ARC 105:
At the 93rd AJLI Conference Awards Banquet on April 18, 2015, AJLI awarded the inaugural Public Policy and Advocacy Award to the Junior Leagues of California State Public Affairs Committee (CalSPAC) for our collective work on maternal mental health.
Your Idea Could Become Law!
In your work in the community, have you ever thought, “there really ought to be a law about…” or “a law would really help”? If so, your SPAC delegates would love to hear from you!
Every year, the State Public Affairs Committee (SPAC) delegates from 17 Junior Leagues in California meet to review all of the suggestions presented by members across the state. As a group, they decide which idea to sponsor as a piece of original legislation in California and work with legislators to turn the idea into law.
Your submission can include ideas for new laws, a change in an existing law, or an idea that could be researched for further legislation. Please focus your entry on one of the following 5 issue areas:
CalSPAC is committed to ensuring that all children and young adults receive educational opportunities that are developmentally appropriate, increase achievement, and lead to workplace marketability.
CalSPAC is committed to advocating for programs and policies that promote the physical and emotional well-being of all families.
CalSPAC is committed to advocating for better access to quality health care and prevention programs that will improve mental and physical health of our community members.
CalSPAC is committed to 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.
CalSPAC is committed to addressing the impact of violence in our communities through prevention, intervention, and education.
Questions should be directed to your SPAC delegates – firstname.lastname@example.org