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Back to School Rally To End Period Poverty
September 23, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join the Massachusetts Menstrual Equity Coalition, Mass NOW & Youth for Period Equity at the Back to School Rally for Period Equity on Thursday, Sept 23rd 5-6PM in front of the Massachusetts State House and online! Join virtually here!
Founded in 2019, the MA Menstrual Equity Coalition is a group of 200+ menstrual activists and 70+ advocacy organizations, non profits, businesses, and public servants who’ve come together to end period poverty statewide. Cambridge Public Schools started their pilot program in 2016, Somerville, Brookline & Boston have followed suit. If passed, the “I AM bill” would ensure this right statewide and be the most comprehensive state period policy in the country. In January 2020 the Massachusetts Legislature authorized $500,000 for menstrual products in shelters in the Economic Development Bond Bill – passing period policy for the first time ever in Massachusetts history. This year, the ‘I AM bill’ was heard by the Joint Committee on Public Health on June 7th and is awaiting a favorable report.