End Feminine Hygiene Products Sales Tax in Georgia

0 have signed. Let’s get to 500!

Elesia G
Elesia G signed this petition

The most recent Always Confidence & Puberty Survey reveals that nearly one in five American girls have either left school early or missed school entirely because they did not have access to period products. While lack of access to period products is typically associated with girls in other countries, period poverty isn’t just someone else’s problem. It’s happening right here in Georgia. 

The State of Georgia continues to tax feminine hygiene products as luxury items along with optional items like alcohol and cigarettes. Feminine hygiene is not optional nor a luxury for women. Access to these essentials is a public health concern that continues to grow within the United States.

Our public schools provide free and reduced lunch because research shows students that are hungry have a hard time focusing in school, however, feminine hygiene products are not given the same support although we know lack of feminine hygiene products serves as a severe distraction for female students. How can young women focus in class when they don’t have what they need to make it through the day?

We have clinics that provide condoms for free, but we charge tax on pads and tampons. What does this say about us? Is one more important to address than the other, when one act is clearly optional and the other is not?

I am asking Georgia elected officials to end sales tax on feminine hygiene products! These items are not luxury items, but a necessity for women all over the state! 

Please support the Posh Pack initiative to provide Georgia schools with feminine hygiene products and make feminine hygiene products more affordable by removing the sales tax from these items! Other states have already done it, Georgia should be next! 

For more information visit www.theposhpack.com