NEWS & VIEWS
NOVI STUDENTS TARGET PERIOD POVERTY WITH CAMPAIGN FOR FREE TAMPONS, AND PADS IN SCHOOL
December 4th, 2020
In our early stages we focused on combatting the direct supply shortage. We collected menstrual products from our community to be donated to local women shelters.
WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH INTERVIEW WITH GOVERNOR WHITMER
March 26, 2021
Last year we had the incredible opportunity to get interviewed for Governor Whitmer's Women's History Month Campaign. She asked us about our campaign work and some advice for future activists.
FIGHTING MENSTRUAL INEQUALITY
September 4, 2021
To share some insight about our campaign: our origin, purpose, and future plans.
MICHIGAN REPEALS TAX ON MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS
November 4, 2021
Menstrual equity lobbyists in the state of Michigan successfully achieved the repeal of the tampon tax in late 2021. Prior to this menstrual products were not exempt from the sales tax regardless of being a medical necessity. Michigan is now the 24th state to make period products tax exempt.
NOVI NOW PROVIDING FREE TAMPONS AND PADS IN CITY-OWNED RESTROOMS
February 11, 2022
Unlike other toiletries such as soap and toilet paper, menstrual products are rarely easily accessible in public restrooms. This poses a concern for menstruators as many start their period unexpectedly without having the proper products they need.
Novi is joining the growing trend of municipalities treating menstrual products as the necessities that they are.
ENGAGE MAGAZINE: FEARLESS TEENS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
April/May 2022 Edition
After passing the budget for free menstrual products, we spoke to Engage on our feelings and excitement. We were also able to share our future plans and the journey to have the budget passed.