End the Tax on Womanhood

Being a woman can get expensive. The Huffington Post published an article breaking down the costs. To find out more about how the numbers can add up, click the chart above.

Womanhood is a beautiful thing, but it can be expensive.  When one accounts for all the various products that women require to manage their menstruation cycles, the costs can really add up. Between Midol, tampons, panty liners and birth control, some estimates have calculated the lifetime costs related to menstruation management in excess of $18,000.

Now, consider this: In 4 out of every 5 states, a sales tax is charged on feminine hygiene products, usually by treating such items as “luxuries” instead of “necessities.”  As a consequence, many American women aren’t simply being faced with the cost of such products – they’re being forced to pay taxes on products that are “basic necessities” for one gender, and one gender only.

Equality Doesn’t Include Taxes That Only Apply to One Gender

The time has come to end the tax on womanhood. To address this issue, American Millennials is proposing federal legislation to qualify all feminine hygiene products as “basic necessities” and ineligible as a source of tax revenue.  The proposed legislation falls within Congress’ power to regulate interstate commerce under Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution.

In addition to adding this policy initiative to the Millennial PlatformAmericanMillennials.com is proud to announce that we’ll be taking this issue straight to the halls of Congress in the coming weeks.

Help Us End the Tax on Womanhood

If you’d like to help us ban the tax on womanhood, please e-mail info@americanmillennials.com and let us know. We’re looking for anyone willing to go door-to-door in the halls of Congress to seek support for this legislative proposal.

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