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Letter to the Editor | Demanding an end to period poverty


Last updated 1/29/2020 at 12:05pm

Last fall, we helped organize the first-ever #NationalPeriodDay. Collectively, PERIOD hosted 60 rallies, demanding an end to period poverty and the tampon tax that still exists in 31 states, Washington included. 

In Washington state we have the opportunity to do something about that. We are calling on the Washington State Legislature to pass SB 5206 and SB 5147, which exempts menstrual products from taxation.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 10.3% of Washingtonians live in poverty. Menstruators facing poverty are extremely vulnerable to the tax on menstrual products. A study commission...

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