Gov. Murphy Signs Bill to Provide Access to Free Menstrual Products in NJ Schools


The National Council of Jewish Women/Essex County is a pioneer in the fight for menstrual equity and we were so proud to be with other fierce advocates on August 23 as Governor Murphy signed legislation more than six years in the making.
The bill, A1349, which passed unanimously in the legislature, now makes menstrual products available in New Jersey  schools and affords all students equal opportunities to learn and study without shame or stigma or lost chances for education.
NCJW/Essex helped script the preliminary language for this bill in 2016, and together with partners at the Thrive NJ Menstrual Equity Coalition, have worked tirelessly for more than six years to move this legislation on what is clearly a nonpartisan issue.

Laurie Kahn, NCJW/Essex VP of Advocacy, spoke to NJ Spotlight News about the importance of the bill and having free menstrual products in schools.  

Our thanks and gratitude to the bill’s sponsors, Assemblywomen Mosquera, McKnight and Murphy, and to Senators Ruiz and Gopal, as well as the many, many co-sponsors.

Now the real work begins! 

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