Cal Anderson frequently provides a staging ground for protests and demonstrations for some of the biggest issues we face. This weekend will add another important cause to the park’s history of activism — the state’s National Period Day Rally will take place on Capitol Hill:
Organizers are calling on Washington lawmakers to kill the “tampon tax” and join the ranks of 15 states that have already moved to make pads and tampons more affordable.
“It’s 2019, and yet, 35 US States, including Washington state, still have a sales tax on period products considering them non-essential items. 1 in 4 women struggle to afford period products due to a lack of income,” organizers write.
Saturday’s rally in Cal Anderson is being organized by Period, a national nonprofit organization based in Portland created “to end period poverty and period stigma through service, education, and advocacy.”
Attendees are encouraged to wear red.
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