Petition

If you believe that tampons and pads should be provided free of charge in restrooms on campus, please sign our petition.

The petition will be used to help us show administrators the level of interest in this concept. We Gotchya will explore possibilities of free products in restrooms — as is happening in several states already. We understand that schools providing free menstrual products is still a pipe dream here in Missouri. We understand schools would incur additional costs in an environment of state budget cuts. But we still believe the words of New Hampshire Rep. Polly Campion who co-sponsored that state’s bill — which was signed to law July 17, 2019 — requiring schools to provide free menstrual products:

“Being an adolescent middle or high-schooler is hard enough without the fear and embarrassment of lacking proper care products during the school-day because you cannot afford them,” she said. ”… Providing access to free menstrual care products in public middle and high school bathrooms is not idealistic, it’s a basic, essential measure for equality and is long overdue.”  — Huffington Post, July 17, 2019

See Period.org’s national survey.