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Who We Are

Since its founding in 1901 by social activist Mary Harriman, The Junior League has evolved into one of the oldest, largest, and most effective women’s volunteer organizations in the world, encompassing more than 150,000 women in 291 Leagues in four countries.

The 2016 elections may be over, but there’s still lots of chatter in the U.S. about the outcome, the outlook and the way the electoral dynamics have changed. So it’s worth taking a look at the progress American women – both blue state and red state – have made in reaching elected office over the last quarter of a century. It goes without saying that we still need more women in politics.

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What We Do

For more than a century, The Junior League has been on the forefront of social reform, identifying problems—pollution, illiteracy, domestic violence, foster children without a safety net—and finding solutions.

While February is a time to celebrate Valentine’s Day, the month is also a time to reflect on Teen Dating Violence. According to the nonprofit, the problem is much larger than many imagine, with one in three adolescents in the U.S. a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner each year. How do we tackle this tough issue? Stop it before it starts, say several Junior Leagues.

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