Public Affairs

Over the last century, Junior Leagues have played an active role in educating the public on the pressing issues of the day and advocating for change, legislative or otherwise, on behalf of those who don’t have a voice.

Public Affairs Committees (PACs) and State Public Affairs Committees (SPACs) are individual, apolitical committees of Junior Leagues within a state that form to educate and take action on public policy issues relevant to the Junior League mission.

The Junior League of Rochester (JLR) participates in the New York State Public Affairs Committee (NYSPAC), a non bi-partisan education, building awareness, and advocacy representing 12 Junior Leagues and over 7,500 women. NYSPAC identifies issues that resonate with our members and develops strategies for tackling them. This advocacy takes many forms—it can be as straightforward as building awareness and educating the public about a pressing problem, or as ambitious as sponsoring and writing a bill that ultimately becomes a law.

Current Issues

NYSPAC Current Issues: Equal Rights Amendment & Runaway and Homeless Youth Act

For more information on NYSPAC, please visit their website: