The Menstrual Equity Alliance for Maryland Students (MEAMS) is comprised of allied groups and individuals dedicated to students having free and easy access to menstrual hygiene products on campus.
During the 2021 Maryland General Assembly, MEAMS will be advocating for the passage of HB0205, which calls for school districts to develop policies to roll out initiatives to provide free tampons and pads in dedicated dispensers in school restrooms over the next 5 years. You can read the bill here and our fact sheet here.
Click on the links below to learn about the specifics of this issue, what the bills says, and how you can help. The House committee hearing is Wednesday, January 27th. We anticipate the Senate committee hearing will be held in February.
The dispensers can be low-cost and high quality, such as this one that was installed in the restrooms at the University of Baltimore School of Law restrooms, and cost approximately $35 each.