Call to action: Be a Virtual Advocate!

We can and will continue to uplift and empower women and girls through policies that advance gender equity, even in this constantly changing world.

It's time to join IGNITE as we take our legislative advocacy online!

Below is a growing list of bills that would advance gender equity if passed into law. IGNITE will add to the list on our website as we learn about new legislation.

Here's how you can join us: 

  • Call your lawmakers. Find your state legislator's digits here.
  • Text your lawmakers.  

If you get voice mail when you call, leave a message! Because of COVID-19, some state capitols are currently closed. Imagine returning to work to hear hundreds of voice messages advocating for these important bills. COVID-19 won't silence us. 

Together, we'll continue to flex our political power and advocate for what we believe in. 


Legislation to Champion

National

  • H.R.2048: The Pink Tax Repeal Act, which would prohibit manufacturers and retailers from inflating the price of products for women over that of similar products for men.
  • H.R.1882: Menstrual Equity For All Act of 2019
  • H.R.2043: Menstrual Hygiene Products in Federal Buildings Act

Alabama

  • HB237: Requires K-12 to provide feminine hygiene products in women's restrooms at no cost to students.
  • HJR97: Ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.
  • SB110: Requires installation and maintenance of baby diaper changing stations in public accommodations and facilities operated by public utilities.

Arizona

  • HB2883: Requires schools that serve students of grade six or higher to make feminine hygiene products available in all women’s and gender-neutral restrooms at the school. 
  • SCR1001: Ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.

California

  • AB31: Repeals the tax on menstrual products through 2027.
  • AB732: Ensures the reproductive dignity of incarcerated people by requiring jails and prisons to provide reproductive health care and accommodations.
  • AB2003: Requires free menstrual products in community college bathrooms.
  • SB493: Requires a postsecondary institution that receives state funds, including funds for student financial assistance, to comply with requirements relating to the protection of students from, and providing students with procedural protections relating to complaints of, sexual harassment.

Colorado

  • HB20-1128: Protects survivors' rights to rape kit evidence.
  • HB20-1131: Provides menstrual hygiene products in schools program.

Florida

  • SB1838: Requires certain women inmates within the state correctional system who have newborn children to be allowed specified visitation and physical touch privileges with their newborn children.

Georgia

  • HB8: Creates an exemption from state sales and use tax for certain menstrual products.
  • HB5: Prohibits an employer from relying upon salary history information when making certain decisions about an applicant during the hiring process.

Illinois

  • HB0922: Provides that a school district shall make feminine hygiene products available, at no cost to students, in each bathroom of every school building.
  • SB1707: Amends the Equal Pay Act of 2003, and prohibits an employer from screening job applicants based on their wage or salary history.

Massachusetts

  • H.4153 | S.1878: An Act to ensure gender parity on public boards and commissions.
  • H.639 | S.408: An Act supporting parents running for public office by allowing campaign funds to be used for childcare.
  • H.4293: An Act concerning disposable menstrual products in schools.

Michigan

  • HB4165: Eliminates the sales tax on feminine hygiene products.

Minnesota

  • HF1951: Requires campus sexual assault policies affirmative consent standards.
  • SF1307: Provides clarification on sexual harassment definition.

North Carolina

New York

  • S517B: Relates to equality of rights and protection against discrimination

Ohio

  • SB91: Establishes family and medical leave insurance benefits.
  • SB92: Revises enforcement of prohibitions against wage discrimination. 
  • SB117: Requires hospitals to provide certain services to sexual assault victims. 

Pennsylvania

  • SB956: An Act providing for the provision of disposable menstrual products.

Tennessee

Washington State

  • SB5147: Bill aimed to eliminate the sales tax on feminine hygiene products passed. Call the Governor at (360) 902-4111 to have the bill signed into law.

Wisconsin

  • SB676: Eliminates the sales tax on feminine hygiene products and diapers.