On March 26th, Denver's City Council voted to approve legislation that will get rid of the sales tax on menstrual hygiene products in the city of Denver. The City Council voted in favor of this bill 11-0, supporting the belief that menstruation is women's health and that women shouldn't have to be financially burdened because … Continue reading Denver City Council Votes to Make Feminine Hygiene Products Tax Exempt.
Our community project this month is to gather supply in order to help other women in need with menstrual products and other basic hygiene essentials. There are thousands of women experiencing homelessness in Denver and together we can help some of these women have a healthier period cycle by assisting them with pads, tampons, and … Continue reading Can You Give? That’s My Period is Accepting Donations to Help Other Women in need.
On Monday, March 18th, Denver City Council's first reading on a bill to end sales tax on feminine hygiene products was passed. This bill will eliminate the sales tax on tampons, pads, and other menstrual products. The final reading for this bill will take place on March 26th and there is a high chance the … Continue reading Denver Moves Forward to Repeal Sales Tax on Feminine Hygiene products. High Chances The Bill Will Pass.
"A little over a month ago I began my journey to get more involved in menstrual education and I came across a community that shares first period stories. Excitingly enough, they reached out to me to see if I would submit my first period story and of course, I accepted. As I started writing my … Continue reading First Period Stories is Normalizing Periods by Sharing Relatable, Funny, Awkward First Period Stories.
Denver Mile High continues to become a popular place for people to move to, but what's also popular in Denver is its homeless population. The rate of people experiencing homelessness in Denver is still on the rise that many of them camp outside to not be cramped in a shelter. Not only do they have … Continue reading Settlement reached to delay homeless sweeps in Denver
Our Resources If you or your organization need help with menstrual hygiene products please Contact Us. We have limited supplies but we are always willing to raise support for you. Use our contact form to get in touch with us or send us a direct email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Denver Emergency Shelter For emergency shelter, click on Denver … Continue reading There Are Resources
Today we want to bring awareness to the power of words. When speaking to others, our words have the power to influence people in both positive and negative ways. We encourage acts of kindness amongst each other through words of compliment, not only today but every day. Compliments are powerful positive words that express appreciation … Continue reading Random Acts of Kindness Through Compliments
Photo Credit: David Zalubowski/AP The Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA) and Denver Public Schools, failed to come to an agreement with this Saturday on higher salaries for teachers, urging Denver teachers to go on strike Monday, February 11th. In the Denver district, the average salary for teachers is about $55k per year and the average … Continue reading Denver Teachers Prepare to Strike
As of November 2018 On this map, you see states that are considering bills to exempt sales tax on feminine hygiene products and other states that have already made feminine products exempt from sales tax. You can read more about the status of tax-exempt feminine products per state here: https://taxfoundation.org/
A bill to exempt feminine hygiene products from sales tax was introduced in the state of Colorado in 2017 by Senator Beth Martinez Humenik and House Representative Susan Lontine, but the bill was not enacted into law, but rather indefinitely postponed by the House Appropriations Committee on May 5th, 2017. The reasoning behind postponing this … Continue reading In 2017 A Bill to Exempt Menstrual Hygiene Products From Sales Tax was Introduced in Colorado but Our Fight is Not Over.