It's been a whirlwind couple of months and we have so much to celebrate!
- The day has finally arrived: New York State will no longer tax menstrual hygiene products, largely due to the efforts of legislative leaders like Grace Meng and Linda B. Rosenthal, the class action lawsuit Seibert vs. the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance, writers and activists like Jennifer Weiss Wolf, and all of your voices, speaking out for what you believe.
- And, the New York City Council recently passed a legislative package that will provide menstrual hygiene products to all NYC public schools, homeless shelters, and correctional facilities. Thank you to the fearless Julissa Ferraras-Copeland for spearheading those efforts!!
MAY 7th--More RACKET. in the Press
In the last month, both Newsweek and Yes! Magazines published articles about the menstrual revolution and mentioned RACKET's work specifically--check them out! We are proud to continue to be a part of the national dialogue on reproductive health, just taxation, and speaking up for the bleeding half of the population in general!
MAR. 3RD--BREAKING NEWS
RACKET. co-founder Margo Seibert is one of five plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance aimed at abolishing the tax on tampons and sanitary pads.
"It's a tax on women for being women. And that's wrong," said Ilann Maazel, lead counsel for the plaintiffs.
Articles about the movement are featured today in the following publications:
Additionally, Cosmopolitan Magazine and activist Jennifer Weiss-Wolf have teamed up to form a petition to end the Tampon tax in the remaining 40 states. Please help the cause by signing their petition HERE!