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New Jersey Becomes the Next State to Require Free Period Products in Schools

New Jersey Becomes the Next State to Require Free Period Products in Schools

August 23, 2023

Updated 3/15/2024

On August 23, 2023, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy officially signed A1349/S1221!

A1349/S1221 establishes a funded program in the Department of Education to provide period products in public schools, free of cost.

The Fiscal Year 2025 budget details were released on March 13, 2024, including a $3.5 million appropriation request for the Menstrual Products School Reimbursement Program.

Important Features of This Bill:

  • Schools with grades 6-12 must offer free period products (pads and tampons) in 50% of their female and gender-neutral bathrooms
  • The state will be responsible for any costs incurred by the school district 

Aunt Flow celebrates the state of New Jersey in its efforts to combat period poverty in schools by passing A1349/S1221. 

At Aunt Flow we ask, ‘If toilet paper is offered for free, why aren’t tampons and pads?® We are thrilled that New Jersey has officially joined the Menstrual Movement, ensuring access to students across the state. Aunt Flow is proud to support 750+ schools across the U.S. that stock their bathrooms with Aunt Flow’s organic cotton period products, and now, we’re ready for New Jersey.

Claire Coder, Founder & CEO Aunt Flow
Claire Coder New Jersey Bill Signing

What New Jersey Schools Already Provide Aunt Flow?

GOOD NEWS: There are a number of New Jersey schools that have already implemented Aunt Flow, such as Hoboken Public School District, Collingswood Public Schools, Newton Public Schools and Briar Academy

New Jersey will now be joining the more than TWENTY states that have laws or policies advancing menstrual equity in its public schools, including California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Virginia and Washington

📣 Calling all New Jersey folks: Get Aunt Flow for your school by building your period program

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claire coder,
founder + ceo

Hi! I’m Claire. I founded Aunt Flow after getting my period in public without the supplies needed.

At 18 years old, I dedicated my life to developing a solution to ensure businesses and schools could sustainably provide quality period products, for free, in bathrooms. Our products are made with organic cotton and we are constantly working to reduce our environmental impact! Since 2021, we've donated over 6 MILLION period products to menstruators in need. I call this people helping people. PERIOD.®