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Girl Power Club Takes on Issues Affecting Women

Blog Type:  Diversity Middle School
Date Posted:  Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Several G7 students created a Girl Power club that meets weekly to discuss how to handle conflict, to assert themselves in and out of the classroom, and to put their ideals to work.

Alexandra K, Stella P, Sasha P, Claire A, Leyla A, and Sonia S put together a petition to abolish the so-called Tampon Tax in California. The students researched the issue and found that 42 states, including California, charge a “luxury tax” on feminine hygiene products because they are considered non-essential.

At 7.5%, California has one of the highest taxes on feminine hygiene products, netting about $20M a year from sales. As a result of their research and outrage, they wrote a petition that they’ve circulated online and in person in the Rockridge and Elmwood neighborhoods.

They plan to submit their petition to their state Assembly person and State senator. EB community members can find and sign the petition "Abolish Tax On Feminine Products".