RACKET News:

Enjoy these videos from our 2018 Valentine’s Day campaign!

RACKET’s work aims to remove the taboo surrounding menstruation in our culture. The more openly we talk about it, the less room there is for shame to play a role. In these videos, we imagine a world where if you love her, you #KnowTheFlow.


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December 2017 Thanks to your generous support RACKET was able to contribute 450 period kits to Actors Equity Association’s annual Stephen J. Falat holiday basket project, benefitting menstruators in New York City who are living with HIV/AIDS. Thank you!     

November 2017 The WOMEN ROCK (THE VOTE)! concert at 54 Below graciously donated all of their proceeds to RACKET.  Thank you to everyone involved for making this happen! 

October 2017 The Kings County Brewing Company in Bushwick: The NYC chapter of Girls Pint Out (a non-profit for building community for women around beer) collected menstrual hygiene products for RACKET. 

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June 2017 Eighteen Broadway shows, along with contributions from Hachette Book Group and students from Marymount, collected over 25,000 menstrual hygiene products for Covenant House! 

A very special thank you is owed to Allan Chochinov (and his daughter Bronwyn) for hosting us in their wonderful space at Products of Design in the School of Visual Art. 

January 2017

Everyday Inferno Theatre Company used their fourth annual one-act play festival If On a Winter's Night... as a drive to collect tampons and pads for Racket.  Thank you for your creativity and support!  

 

PAST VICTORIES

June 2016  

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.

Additionally, 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!

 

March 2016

RACKET co-founder Margo Seibert was 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 pads.  

Articles about the movement were featured in the following publications: 

Cosmopolitan Magazine, Vogue, NewsweekNew York Daily News, NY PostThe Guardian, CNN MoneyReuters, Teen Vogue, Gothamist, CBS New York, ABC7NY, Refinery29, InquisitrMetro.uk, and on Buzzfeed.