On October 8, 2021, Governor Newsom of California signed AB-367 into legislation requiring all public schools and colleges to provide free menstrual products for all of their students. While this is a huge win, unfortunately, access to free and sanitary menstrual products in public schools is not the norm. This is why we need the rest of the United States to follow suit. Currently, many students across the country experience period poverty, which refers to what happens when they don’t have access to bathroom necessities that are menstrual products.

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According to Women’s Voices for the Earth, more than half the states still tax menstrual products as a “luxury” item. Students should not have to stay home and miss school because they don’t have access to or cannot afford these products.

Sign this petition asking the U.S. Congress to pass a law requiring all public schools and universities to provide free period products.

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