Don’t mess with Texas women. On National Period Day hundreds of people are set to descend upon Houston’s City council to protest a new tampon tax that is being implemented there. What’s even more impressive is this rally is being organized by a High School sophomore Saranna Zhang. She is president of PERIOD Houston which is a local chapter of PERIOD an organization whose goal is to end stigma associated with menstrual cycles and to end period poverty.
The group plans to wear red and rally at Houston city hall on Saturday, Oct. 19 at noon to “elevate the issue of period poverty and demand real change to making period products more accessible for all and ending the ‘tampon tax,'” the organization said in a statement.
A study found that 46 percent of low income women have to choose between period products and food. According to PERIOD, one in four women cannot afford period products.