National Period Day Is October 19
A new national holiday is here to celebrate periods.
The first-ever National Period Day is on Saturday, October 19, 2019. according to Period.org, this is the world's first National Period Day, and it will be celebrated in all 50 states of the U.S. While it may sound like a day to celebrate the menstrual cycle, it's actually to elevate the issue of making period products and ending the tampon tax.
According to Period.org, 46% of low-income women had to choose between a meal and period products. 25 U.S. states have a sales tax on period products, such as tampons and pads, because they're considered a non-essential item. 1 in 4 women struggle to afford period products.
If you're looking to get involved in National Period Day, there is a rally going on in New York City on Saturday, October 19. You can find the event page here. Everyone is welcome, whether you menstruate or not. Period.org says they especially need organizers from marginalized communities.
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