Letters to Congress – January – Thanks for addressing the ‘Tampon Tax’

This month’s letter is more lighthearted: thanking my state senator for sponsoring a bill to eliminate the tampon tax.

Dear Senator Warren,

My name is Monique Rio. I am a piano teacher, indie software developer, and mom of a toddler in Ann Arbor.

I’m writing to you to thank you for sponsoring and supporting the bill to eliminate the “tampon tax”. (SB 898) Hygiene products are just as necessary to life as food. And in general sales taxes hurt the poor more than the rich. I’d support an increase to state income taxes over a general sales tax.

Thank you so much for the work you do.

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