Issue Area

Menstrual Equity. PERIOD.

Our League’s issue area has shifted to Menstrual Equity and Period Product Access in response to the interests of our members, the needs of our community, and the needs of our community partners.

Menstrual – or period – equity refers to the affordability, accessibility and safety of menstrual products for all people, including laws and policies that acknowledge and consider menstruation.

Why does Menstrual Equity matter?

  •  2 of 5 people with periods in the US struggled to afford period supplies in the last year
  • 1 in 3 low income menstruators will miss work, school or other similar events due to lack of period product access
  • Arizona is 1 of 21 states that imposes a sales tax on period products. Period products are not covered by government assistance programs like WIC or SNAP

The Junior League of Tucson (JLT) is prepared to provide essential supplies to our community partners and we will work to bring this issue to the forefront. Our hope is that a coalition of organizations serving this population will work together to eliminate period poverty in Southern Arizona.

During our first annual period product drive, the JLT raised over 40,000 period products for our community. These products were donated to local non-profit organizations who provide them to people with periods at no cost.

Want to support our efforts?

This year, our annual drive, Menstrual Equity, Period Product Drive. will be during the month of February. Here are multiple ways to help with our mission:

  • Buy products from our Amazon Wish List .
  • To make a monetary donation to The Junior League of Tucson to purchase products, click here.
  • Donate Products to the Junior League of Tucson (2099 E. River Road, Tucson, AZ 85718)
    • Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 9:00am -2:00pm
  • Allow the Junior League of Tucson to put a box in your business asking for donations
  • Allow the Junior League of Tucson to purchase products at a discounted price
  • Share our information with your friends, family, customers, etc
  • We are open to other ideas as well. We are seeking organizations and individuals interested in teaming up with us for advocacy and education. Contact our community impact director at