The Junior League of Gwinnett and North Fulton County (JLGNF) is preparing itself for the upcoming legislative session! In a Town Hall Tuesday night, Georgia STOMP representative, Claire Cox, gave an update on the coalition’s work towards menstrual equity and elimination of period poverty in Georgia.
League members were fully engaged in the conversation, expressing gratitude for progress to date, and pledging to participate in efforts to pass HB8 in the 2020 session. Additionally, questions and discussion centered on assuring existing funding for school girls remains in next year’s state budget, and making sure girls in Juvenile Justice facilities have adequate supplies.
Following Georgia STOMP’s presentation, SPAC Delegate Regina Matthews posed questions to two Representatives from Districts where JLGNF members reside. After a question about HB8, Rep. Sam Park and Rep. Brenda Lopez Romero brought updates on other legislative matters including maternal mortality, sex trafficking, the economic effects of the Governor’s mandated budget cuts, healthcare and medicaid expansion.
Georgia STOMP is grateful to JLGNF, Regina Matthews, and League President Jennifer Wallace for the invitation to spread our message and for allotting valuable meeting time for this purpose.
If your group is interested in a presentation, get in touch soon!
Together, let’s get ready for the 2020 Session!