Public Affairs and Advocacy

JLLV members with Senator Joyce Woodhouse and Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui

JLLV’s Public Affairs and Advocacy Committee (PAAC, for short) serves to educate membership on relevant local and national policy initiatives, and also lobby and advocate for JLLV initiatives in local and state government. The committee plans educational events, meet and greets with local politicians, and may advocate or lobby for certain legislative initiatives that advance JLLV’s mission in the state of Nevada.

Junior League of Las Vegas has a rich history of political involvement and leadership, with dozens of its own members running for and holding office at the local and state level. Though JLLV itself is a non-partisan organization, its membership is comprised of a diverse mix of politically active women, and we encourage our members to get involved with causes and candidates they agree with, and vote in every election!


PAAC Updates – 2022-2023 League Year

PAAC’s mission is to educate the women of Junior League on the issues facing the women and children of Southern Nevada and empower them, through hands on training, to advocate for political change in the community.

As part of its education and outreach efforts, PAAC invited candidates from both major parties for state and local office to speak to the Junior League of Las Vegas about their campaigns and the issues facing our community. We were fortunate enough to have candidates for the Lieutenant Governor, State Treasurer, and Nevada State Senate speak over several months to groups of up to 100 women. PAAC also partnered with the Shannon West Homeless Youth Center Committee to host shifts educating their residents about voting rights and registering residents to vote in the 2022 election.

As the Nevada Legislature returned to Carson City in-person for the 82nd Legislative Session, so did the women of the Junior Leagues of Las Vegas and Reno. Working with our sister league in Reno, over 25 women visited the capital to meet with legislators, learn about the legislative process, and educate our political leaders about the mission and the history of the Junior League in Nevada.