KY3: Push to end period poverty in Missouri continues

One in four girls miss school due to lack of access to period products, according to the Today Show.

Tranna Shaughnessy is the program manager at Diaper Banks of the Ozarks. We’ve told you in past stories the diaper bank supplies tampons, pads, some menstrual cups, and underwear for women in need, but it’s expensive.

Shaughnessy said now’s the time to get this legislation passed since there’s been multiple bills shut down trying to accomplish this same thing over the years.

“Both sides of the house are working on bills to pass to relieve this tax. Both sides of our politics are excited about passing these. We’ve been trying for years and years and years to get this passed so what we would suggest is a call to action,” Shaughnessy said. ”Contact those elected officials and let them know that this is something that you want relieved so that we can help women all over the state have more accessible period products.”

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