A year after action, period poverty persists

On Oct. 8, 2021, California passed Assembly Bill 367, or AB 367, which required all California public schools serving students in grades 6-12 to st...

October 16, 2022
3:32 AM

On Oct. 8, 2021, California passed Assembly Bill 367, or AB 367, which required all California public schools serving students in grades 6-12 to stock women's and gender-neutral restrooms with free menstrual products. The bill also mandated that all California State University campuses and California community colleges stock menstrual products at a centralized location that is easy to access on their campuses. For the UC system, these mandates were only 'encouraged.'  While I think providing free period products to menstruating students during their adolescence is vital for the success of students everywhere, I'm confused and discouraged by the limited range of this bill.

Olivia Mchaney