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Programs Across Colorado Aim to End ‘Period Poverty’

2021-10-01T02:14:30+00:00October 1st, 2021|Press|

” As the new school term begins at Denver Public Schools (DPS), students who menstruate may be surprised to find new additions near the paper towels and soap in girls’, all-gender and teacher restrooms: free tampons and menstrual pads.

While many private and public schools in the state have tampons and pads available for sale in restrooms, until recently getting access to free supplies would mean asking a school nurse or administrator—sometimes embarrassing for a young student, especially one who is transgender or nonbinary. DPS is among the first school districts in the state to now make free supplies easily available in all elementary, middle and high schools.”

Read the full article by Fran Kritz here!

From the classroom to the Legislature, Reno teenager champions solutions to ‘period poverty’

2021-06-21T18:34:45+00:00June 18th, 2021|Press|

“When Samantha Glover’s high school English teacher assigned her an argumentative essay on any subject of her choice, the 16-year-old never imagined the classwork would inspire her to launch a nonprofit or become the driving force behind a bill requiring Nevada’s public schools to carry menstrual products in restrooms.” Read the full article here.  [ June 18, 2021 | The Nevada Independent ]

Gov. Sisolak signs three bills to improve women’s health, end period poverty

2021-06-21T19:13:42+00:00June 8th, 2021|Press|

Nevada is one step closer to breaking down barriers to women’s health. Governor Steve Sisolak signed three bills Tuesday, that will improve access to women’s hygiene products and breastfeeding in some public places. One of the three bills signed into law, AB 224, makes Nevada the 6th state in the nation to implement a solution to ending period poverty in our schools.”   Read and hear the story here.  [June 8, 2021 | Channel 3 News CBS ]

Period Poverty from essay to law

2021-06-21T18:31:19+00:00June 8th, 2021|Press|

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – In Las Vegas this afternoon, Governor Steve Sisolak signed bills his office referred to as women’s health issues. One of those bills Assembly Bill 224 calls for school districts across the state to offer free menstrual products in middle and high schools. Female students would no longer have to go to the school nurse. Instead the products would be dispensed at no cost in school bathrooms. Read and hear the story here.  [June 8, 2021 | Reno NV KOLO News Channel 8 ABC ]

Reno teen behind bill for free feminine products in public schools

2021-06-21T18:00:31+00:00June 1st, 2021|Press|

” What started as a Nevada teen’s class assignment turned into a campaign to provide free feminine products to girls in public schools. Samantha Glover is the definition of being the change you want to see in the world. Glover’s school assignment turned into her passion project and soon could turn into a law.” Select here to see and view the story. [June 1, 2021 – Las Vegas Fox 5]

Local teen presents “Period Poverty” bill to Assembly Education Committee

2021-06-21T18:22:42+00:00April 6th, 2021|Press|

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – Sixteen-year-old Samantha Glover explained the bill she brought to lawmakers’ attention last December. AB 224 hopes to abolish what is called “Period Poverty” by requiring free menstrual products at public high schools and middle schools in Nevada. “There are no schools in Nevada which offer free menstrual products inside school bathrooms which is really crucial, which is why AB 224 is really crucial,” Glover told the Assembly Committee on Education…” Read and hear the story here.  [April 6, 2021 | Kolo New Now Channel 8 ABC]

Abbie McAdams Advocates for Period Poverty with Red Equity

2021-06-21T18:27:07+00:00March 15th, 2021|Events, Press|

“In the fall of 2020, DU freshman Abbie McAdams and 15-year-old Samantha Glover of Reno, Nevada founded Red Equity. Red Equity is a non-profit that supports people who are passionate and want to learn about period poverty. Red Equity is motivated to reduce the stigma around menstruation.” Read the full article here! [Published March 15, 2021 | DU Clarion]

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