Tag Archive: advocacy

What Can “We” Do About Human Trafficking?

It’s hard to remember now, but it was only recently that human trafficking – which is a growing global problem of enormous scale – was something that most people simply didn’t talk about. In fact, it was only in 2007 Read more

Mitigating a hazard to Florida’s children

Thanks to a decade of statewide activism by child advocates including The Junior League of Gainesville, Florida became the forty-ninth state to enact laws requiring child safety restraints for children five years old and under when they are traveling in … Read more

Recognition they deserve

Despite the gloomy pall of a faltering economy, an immobilized government, and the looming threat of debt default, there is sunny news for women and the recognition they’re receiving for their hard work in an array of sectors:

For BraveryRead more

Why is advocacy like baseball?

Because walks and singles are much more common than homeruns…but homeruns are great when they happen!

Just look at the results achieved during the 2012 legislative session by the Junior Leagues of Florida State Public Affairs Committee.

A key … Read more

Is there a food desert near your community?

Maybe. The fact is, millions of Americans live in what the USDA defines as a food desert: a low-income census tract whose residents have low access to a supermarket or large grocery store. (To see where the closest food desert … Read more