The Junior League of Atlanta (JLA) has a long history of its members working directly with local, regional, and state governments to advocate on policies directly affecting our community focus. Currently, JLA tracks policy initiatives and advocates on policies that improve the lives of women and children at risk, or support one of our three issues: Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Human Trafficking, Early Childhood Education and Generational Poverty.
Our advocacy efforts also include presenting advocacy breakfasts for business and community leaders to better understand our complex issues, creating and promoting public awareness campaigns, and holding an annual JLA Capitol Day.
Currently, the JLA has partnered with other agencies and coalitions on a non-partisan campaign focused on passing a constitutional amendment to create the Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Children Fund, which will be on the general election ballot on November 8, 2016. If approved, this will be a new, dedicated source of funding for the intensive restorative services needed to help child victims of sex trafficking return to a normal life.