“More than half of states still tax tampons as a luxury, and a group of women are behind a campaign to eliminate it across the country.
Jennifer Weiss-Wolf and Laura Strausfeld, co-founders of law and policy organization Period Equity, launched the movement in 2016. With tampons still subject to sales tax in 35 states and some women struggling to afford sanitary products, the conversation level around menstrual equity has grown, per PBS NewsHour.
To tackle the issue nationally, Weiss-Wolf and Strausfeld have partnered with Jordana Kier and Alex Friedman, founders of organic menstrual products brand LOLA, on legal and advocacy campaign “Tax Free. Period.” with the goal of exempting tampons and pads from sales tax everywhere.”