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Period Supply Advocacy

Small, simple changes to laws can have huge, wonderful effects for people facing resource insecurity. But your lawmakers need to know what folks back home care most about. With budget questions looming, now is the perfect time to show your Member of Congress how much your community cares about diaper need.

Take action now and send your Elected Representatives a message – together, we can make a real change for new parents. We’ve included a script for a phone call, or a draft for a letter, to get you started.

Find Your Representatives | Learn more about Period Poverty

Hi, my name is [Name], and I’m a constituent from [Home]

We need to give all U.S. students the best opportunity to learn and thrive.  1 in 4 students who menstruate experienced period poverty in 2021. We know that without period products, these students are more likely to miss school.

17 states have taken action in the last decade to make period supplies available in schools – Indiana is not one of them.

We owe it to the next generation of Hoosiers to not put barriers between them and their basic needs. A small change today will have a great effect in the years to come. Please implement legislation requiring period products in schools, and provide funding so that schools can do so. This way, we can give Indiana’s students their best chance at a healthy, successful life.

Dear [Decision Maker]

Did you know that 1 in 4 students who menstruate experienced period poverty in 2021? We need to give all U.S. students the best opportunity to learn and thrive. We know that without period products, these students are more likely to miss school. A state’s ability to build a strong workforce and a productive community is jeopardized when the future of so many young children is compromised. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

17 states have taken action in the last decade to make period supplies available in schools – Indiana is not one of them.

We owe it to the next generation of Hoosiers to not put barriers between them and their basic needs. A small change today will have a great effect in the years to come. Please implement legislation requiring period products in schools, and provide funding so that schools can do so. This way, we can give Indiana’s students their best chance at a healthy, successful life.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]

[Your Address]

[Your City, State, ZIP]

If you’d like to learn more, or dig deeper to spread the word, here are the sources we drew from:

Period Supplies in Schools

Imapcts of Period Poverty