In the 1970s, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the New York Times had the right to publish the Pentagon Papers. Its Roe v. Wade ruling also made history, while the Paris Peace Accords ended U.S. direct involvement in Vietnam and the Watergate scandal forced Richard Nixon to resign the Presidency. After some challenging years for JSA, the organization rediscovered itself in the '70s. Student participation increased and JSA's first female governor was elected in 1973. In 1976, students elected the organization's first African American governor.
This fundraising team consists of students who graduated from JSA in the 1970s and continue to believe in the power of the Junior State of America. We’re celebrating JSA’s 80th anniversary by asking our friends, families, and fellow JSA’ers to invest in an organization that continues to make a huge impact on the lives of students across the U.S.
Please contribute to our shared goal by finding a 1970s compatriot (from the member list on your right) to contribute to, by clicking "DONATE NOW" above and contributing to our shared decade goal, or even by clicking "JOIN TEAM" on our team photo to start your own fundraising page and share your love of JSA with others.
We want to ensure that every student who wants to participate in JSA can, regardless of family income. Your contribution makes that happen.
$100—or $9 a month—helps one future leader attend a convention; $300—or $25 a month—helps them attend for an entire year. $500 a month ensures one more student can attend our life-changing summer school.