Manhattan Assembly member Linda B. Rosenthal is a leading advocate on gender and menstrual equity issues in New York. Linda has passed more than 75 laws to improve the lives of all New York State residents, including a ban on the “tampon tax,” which eliminated the tax on menstrual hygiene products statewide. She is the prime sponsor of legislation to provide menstrual hygiene products free in the state's prisons, shelters and schools. In addition to her legislative achievements for gender equity, Linda has increased funding for the state’s rape crisis centers and support to runaways and homeless youth, proposed historic legislation for safer consumption sites, and secured a significant funding increase for addiction prevention, education, treatment and recovery. Linda leads the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and is a member of the Committees on Agriculture; Education; Health; Housing; and Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development.