How the Cleaning Industry is Advocating for an End to Period Poverty

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May 25 2023


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm




ISSA Members: FREE
Nonmembers: FREE

Join ISSA – The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association and the ISSA Hygieia Network to learn about what period poverty is, how the cleaning industry is impacted, and what is being done to address the issue. We believe menstrual care solutions should be as available in away from home bathrooms as soap, toilet paper, and paper towels.

ISSA is working to help solve the issue of period poverty by:

  • Advocating for public policies to help increase access to menstrual care products, dispensers, and disposal solutions in away from home venues
  • Educating and engaging the cleaning industry community about these period poverty issues
  • Providing proper training related to removing potentially harmful bacteria and blood-borne pathogens in bathroom facilities

This webinar will feature John Nothdurft, Director of Government Affairs at ISSA and Jennifer Gaines, Program Director at Alliance for Period Supplies. Please join us on May 25th, to celebrate Period Poverty Awareness Week and to learn more about how you can help address this important issue.

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  • John Nothdurft
    John Nothdurft
    Director of Government Affairs, ISSA

    John Nothdurft was hired as ISSA’s Director of Government Affairs in January 2019. He brings more than 14 years of experience working in government affairs, public policy, and advocacy at the federal and state levels to ISSA. He monitors federal and state legislation and regulations for purposes of identifying, analyzing and tracking issues such as cleaning product ingredient disclosure, hazard communication, disinfectant registration, occupational safety and health, and general business issues such as healthcare, taxation, and labor related matters for ISSA. John is also working on rebuilding ISSA’s grassroots advocacy efforts by fostering membership involvement in the political process.

  • Jennifer Gaines
    Jennifer Gaines
    Program Director, Alliance for Period Supplies

    Jennifer Gaines is the Program Director at Alliance for Period Supplies where she helps to support a national network of nonprofit organizations working to end period poverty in the United States. She has a demonstrated strong commitment to serving diverse communities and has worked extensively over the last ten years, providing reproductive and sexual health education to youth and adults in underserved communities. Jennifer served as Planned Parenthood Global Ambassador in 2016, traveling to several reproductive and sexual health NGOs within Kenya, Africa and leading the expansion of both youth initiatives and behavioral health at Planned Parenthood of Southern New England. She is a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University with a B.S. degree in public health and health promotion and most importantly, a proud wife and mother of two beautiful boys.

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