The JLLR has a rich history of advocacy dating back to 1977. It has been tremendously successful as a non-partisan, issue-based voice in our community with over 95 years of experience creating positive change on behalf of women and children and contributing an established spirit of volunteerism. The Advocacy Committee serves as our liaison between our membership, the community, our specific community partners, and our local, county, and state elected officials. The Committee is charged to: research issues affecting the JLLR, keep members informed on areas of interest, advise when action is needed, and help JLLR influence policy change affecting our constituencies of interest and the community impact programs we promote. The Committee coordinates and initiates internal (In-League) and external (Out-of-League) advocacy, training, and public policy efforts.