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Senator Pizzo, District 38 — Press Release


March 19, 2019

CONTACT: Maggie Gerson, 850-487-503,
Teri Cariota

Dignity Florida Delegation Press Conference at State Capitol

SB 332 - HB 49

Tallahassee —


March 19, 2019


Contacts:        Valencia Gunder (786) 877-7826

                       Charo Valero (786) 442-8199 (for Spanish media)


Dignity Florida Delegation Press Conference at State Capitol

The Dignity Delegation will Convene at the Capitol - Ahead of the Dignity Bill’s Third and Final Senate Committee Stop

Tallahassee, FL — Dignity Florida, a coalition of partners from across the state of Florida that believe in dignity for women and girls who are incarcerated in detention facilities, will host a press conference at the State Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday, March 20 at 10:00 a.m. The press conference is part of a two-day effort convening with a delegation of formerly incarcerated women and supporters at the Capitol, a day after Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act’s (HB 49/SB 332) first committee stop in the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee.

“We are happy that the dignity bill has passed unanimously through the first two committees, which is an early indication of the bipartisan support surrounding this important legislation,” said Valencia Gunder, Dignity Florida Campaign Manager. “Dignity Florida is working hard to make sure that women are safe and protected while incarcerated and we are very proud that our legislators are standing up for DIGNITY for all."

Ensuring that incarcerated people have uninhibited access to menstrual products ensures their health and dignity, and eliminates the economic and legal barriers to accessing necessary hygiene items.


What: Dignity Florida Press Conference

When: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:00 a.m.

Where: 4th Floor Rotunda, Florida State Capitol, Tallahassee, FL

Who: Champion Florida Legislators, Dignity Florida and Community Advocates