NFWL Ending Period Poverty Intiative


April 24, 2023

Alexandria, VA – The National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) is pleased to announce the winners of its “Ending Period Poverty with NFWL Contest.” The contest aimed to raise awareness about period poverty and to support innovative solutions to address this issue.

After receiving numerous entries from across the country, NFWL is proud to recognize the following winners:


  1. Representative Denise Ennett – (AR)
  2. Representative Sandra Scott – (GA)
  3. Representative Rachele Lamosao – (HI)
  4. Senator Sarah Trone Garriott – (IA)
  5. Representative Barbara Hernandez – (IL)
  6. Senator Becca Rausch – (MA)
  7. Representative Zakiya Summers – (MS)
  8. Senator Megan Hunt – (NE)
  9. Senator Roxanne Persaud – (NY)
  10. Assemblywoman Jen Lunsford – (NY)
  11. Senator Alana DiMario – (RI)
  12. Delegate Holly Siebold – (VA)

Thanks to Kimberly-Clark and its U by Kotex® brand, each winner will receive a $1,000 donation of period products to the community initiative of their choice, and the opportunity to be featured on NFWL’s social media channels throughout the month of May leading up to Period Poverty Awareness Week, May 22-28, 2023.

“We are thrilled with the incredible response we received for the ‘Ending Period Poverty with NFWL Contest,” said Jody Thomas, Executive Director of NFWL.  “The winning projects demonstrated a keen understanding of the challenges faced by individuals experiencing period poverty and provided innovative and actionable solutions to address this issue. We are excited to honor the winners and look forward to seeing their ideas in action.”

Period poverty is a widespread issue that affects millions of individuals in the United States. Lack of access to menstrual products and hygiene education can lead to missed school and work, social isolation, and other adverse outcomes. NFWL is committed to raising awareness about period poverty and to promoting equitable access to menstrual products for all individuals.

For more information on the NFWL and its initiatives, please visit

Congratulations to the winners of the “Ending Period Poverty with NFWL Contest.” We were thrilled to see the social media buzz and impact in their communities.


Missed this contest but want to be involved on this issue? See how you can get involved HERE.