Newsom signs bill requiring free menstrual products in California public schools, colleges

California public schools and colleges must stock their restrooms with free menstrual products under a bill signed Friday by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The move comes as women’s rights advocates push nationwide for affordable access to pads, tampons and other items. California’s latest effort builds on a...

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US Patriot
US Patriot
309 · 13 days ago · Twitter

If they are required to provide toilet paper, I can't see how this is any different at all.

Good job California.

Cheugy Mom Jamie
Cheugy Mom Jamie
267 · 13 days ago · Twitter

this is incredible I hope the rest of our country follows ... hygiene is hygiene we don't deny people toilet paper

suzette47🌻🌹
suzette47🌻🌹
187 · 13 days ago · Twitter

Finally! California raises the standard. Again!! Thank you Governor Newsom for your leadership👍

Happy To Be Here
Happy To Be Here
77 · 13 days ago · Twitter

If men got periods this would have been written into the Bill of Rights.

Marcie mitchell
Marcie mitchell
53 · 13 days ago · Twitter

Our school JUST started this year. A student group started a campaign with Aunt Flow and now that we’re on campus, they’re here!! Soooo happy to have them accessible for our students 😊💙😊

Steven Pelletier
Steven Pelletier
43 · 13 days ago · Twitter

They will stock them until the products are stolen, again and again, to re stock friends and family.

Parri Assem
Parri Assem
34 · 13 days ago · Twitter

This is great. Many girls miss school because they can’t afford these products. Heck they can’t even afford to buy food.

2021lookinup
2021lookinup
27 · 13 days ago · Twitter

It's about time. If men had their periods you know tampons would have NFL logos on them.

Sing for Ramses
Sing for Ramses
25 · 13 days ago · Twitter

Thank god. Governor continuing with the important things and not wasting our money.

TrekkerTeach
TrekkerTeach
21 · 13 days ago · Twitter

Fantastic! As a middle school teacher who keeps a drawer stocked w necessities for our girls (bc my classroom is right by the bathroom), I'm so happy to see this. Crazy it wasn't already in place though.

Question: Does this bill provide funding for school districts to do this?

Kim Hanan-West
Kim Hanan-West
18 · 13 days ago · Twitter

In Missouri, we have a club of students doing what our state won’t.

leslie fh
leslie fh
16 · 13 days ago · Twitter

When I was a little girl, women’s bathroom stalls in public places required coins to open! Now free products in schools! In my lifetime!!

SLilly
SLilly
17 · 13 days ago · Twitter

Should have been done years ago, but better late than never!

(Audrey) 宋アンナ 🇹🇼🦂
(Audrey) 宋アンナ 🇹🇼🦂
14 · 13 days ago · Twitter

How about free or inexpensive rapid covid tests everywhere like they do in other countries?

Judith Najera
Judith Najera
15 · 12 days ago · Twitter

Much needed bill! When I was a young teen in CA and started my period, my Mom couldn't afford to get a new box if my sister, her and I were menstruating at the same time, I often had to use toilet paper from the stalls and or any rag I found. I've never shared that story.

Marg0214
Marg0214
14 · 13 days ago · Twitter

That law will be passed here in Georgia in about 30 years.

William Jennings
William Jennings
14 · 13 days ago · Twitter

That’s not a free, the school will raise tuition to get the funds to buy them. Nothing is ever free.

Romy you Rock!
Romy you Rock!
9 · 13 days ago · Twitter

Honey? Can you run to the high school?!? My period started!

Happy in Cali
Happy in Cali
8 · 12 days ago · Twitter

Good. They should be provided at no cost in bathrooms, just like toilet paper is. And for the men on this thread, sit this one out. You have no idea what you are talking about...a tampon is not a luxury item that's nice to have. It's a necessity.

Yumbaldeh
Yumbaldeh
8 · 13 days ago · Twitter

Better be in the men’s/​boys restrooms too, to ensure equality.

AnyMoose Bloop 🇺🇸
AnyMoose Bloop 🇺🇸
8 · 13 days ago · Twitter

Cool. Teachers and students buy their own learning supplies. But menstral pads…that belongs on the admin budget🙄🙄 wtf?

Barbara, wishing you'd all get vaccinated already
Barbara, wishing you'd all get vaccinated already
7 · 13 days ago · Twitter

This is fabulous news and the rest of the country should follow suit. Can we also stop taxing those products when they are being purchased?!

Crusito
Crusito
5 · 13 days ago · Twitter

Plumbing companies are about to make a lot money in California High Schools! About some tax breaks Gavin!? I wonder how Californians are feeling about that recall now? https://t.co/​0YoDYGbqWi

Cara Jentzen🇺🇸
Cara Jentzen🇺🇸
4 · 13 days ago · Twitter

And yet, SF & LA’s streets are still lined with urine & feces.

While I do think this is awesome in general, in practice, these will become an issue of waste, hoarding & plugged toilets because of vandals. Make them cheap, fine. Free makes them garbage. People don’t respect free.