I AM Bill refiled for the 3rd legislative session
Write your State Senators and Representatives to add their names as a co-sponsor to H.534 & S.1381: An Act to increase access to disposable menstrual products.
Approximately 1 out of 10 menstruators in MA lives in poverty and struggles to pay for menstrual products.
The federal government does not allow food stamps or WIC funds to be used for menstrual products.
Inability to access menstrual products affects students’ class attendance. Over half of MA school nurses reported seeing students miss class to get menstrual products.
Approximately 9,100 menstruators experienced homelessness in Massachusetts in 2022 and shelters report menstrual products are among the least donated items.
By ending Period Poverty we're tackling economic inequality, educational inequality & health inequality. We have models of best practices for implementation in schools, shelters & prisons right here in Massachusetts, and if passed the ‘I AM bill’ would ensure this right statewide.