June 20, 2017
“In May, Democratic Representative Grace Meng of New York introduced the Menstrual Products Right to Know Act, a bill that would require manufacturers of pads, tampons, and menstrual cups to list the ingredients in their products directly on the package.
The introduction of this bill garnered attention from activists, particularly from an organization known as Women’s Voices for the Earth. Women from all over the nation gathered in Washington DC on May 23rd to join with Women’s Voices for the Earth to rally in support Meng’s legislation. Advocacy organizations including COLOR (Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights), Sustain, Period Equity and the Seventh Generation Foundation also came out to show their support and to participate in the first menstrual hygiene panel ever on Capitol Hill.”