HB24-1164: Education Without Menstrual Interruption

Help Empower Students by Supporting HB24-1164

67% of students miss out on valuable school time because they don’t have the period products they need.

During the 2022 – 2023 academic year, the Menstrual Hygiene Products Accessibility Grant Program provided 32 local Colorado educational providers access to free menstrual hygiene products in schools. The program was a major success with positive responses from the 32 educational providers.

Now it’s time to ensure students across Colorado don’t miss class because they don’t have access to period products.

When students miss school due to a lack of period products, they're denied the chance to learn, grow, and thrive. These products are as essential as toilet paper or soap, yet they're often overlooked or unavailable in school bathrooms. In states where tampons and pads are freely accessible to students, attendance noticeably increases. That’s more students in classrooms, empowered with the tools they need to succeed at school and in life.

HB24-1164 will ensure no student's potential is stifled due to a lack of access to necessities.

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Coalition

Create Lasting Change

We're advocating for period products in Colorado public and charter schools. HB24-1164 goes beyond just policy, symbolizing a commitment to dignity and opportunity where period products are treated like other hygiene essentials. It asserts that access to essential products shouldn't hinge on chance or financial means.

The impact from HB24-1164 is substantial, directly linking access to period products with improved attendance and academic performance. By passing this legislation, we're actively leveling the playing field for all students, ensuring that no one misses out on valuable school time due to something as preventable as a lack of period products. Join us in advocating for this essential legislation and empowering our students to thrive without limitations.

We Need Your Help

We are on a mission to ensure that all students in Colorado have access to necessary menstrual hygiene products in their schools. HB24-1164 is about more than just providing supplies; it’s about creating an environment where every student can attend school with confidence and dignity. Your involvement is crucial to the success of this initiative.

Whether you are a parent, educator, student, or community member, your voice and actions can significantly contribute to making this important change a reality. By showing your support for HB24-1164, you contribute to our mission of providing every student with the necessary resources for an uninterrupted educational experience.

Join us in this effort to make a tangible difference in the lives of students across Colorado. Together, we can ensure that no student’s learning journey is interrupted due to a lack of essential hygiene products.

What do Students Say?

- 90% think schools should normalize menstruation

- 85% agree public schools should provide free period products

- 82% agree if there is free toilet paper in bathrooms, there should be free menstrual products

- 84% think menstrual products are just as important as toilet paper or soap in public bathrooms.

- 77% say lack of access to period products is a critical issue people face.

- 70% say the school environment makes them especially self-conscious of their periods

- 59% say they rarely or never find free period products in school bathrooms.

- 58% have asked a friend or classmate for a period product because they didn’t have one and 18% have asked a stranger.

Source: State of the Period by PERIOD.org 2021 and 2023

Legislation Objectives

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Ensure Colorado middle and high school students have access to free period products in the restroom.

Build on the Menstrual Hygiene Products Accessibility Grant Program to support more Colorado school districts in providing period products.

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Join Our Coalition

You can be a vital link in the chain that gets period products to students who need them.