Wisconsin Legislative Action - Voter Voice
Support Access to Menstrual Hygiene Products & Diapers
As advocates for reproductive health, we request your support to contact your Wisconsin representatives in support of important legislative efforts to address period poverty. The link below requests support for a committee vote on Wisconsin SB 219, which would create a sales and use tax exemption for the sale of menstrual hygiene products and diapers.
ACP has long believed that women should have access to affordable, comprehensive and nondiscriminatory health care coverage. This should include access to affordable menstrual hygiene products. Through this legislation, Wisconsin would join the majority of states that provide sales and use tax exemption for these products, as well as for diapers for children and incontinent adults. Since cost of these products is especially burdensome to individuals facing financial hardship, this legislation reflects a policy to reduce socioeconomic inequalities and improve health equity.
Thank you for taking the time to urge action on this important initiative.
Lopa Kabir-Islam, MD, MBA, FACP; Rachel Bernard, MD, MPH, FACP; Jennifer Mackinnon, MD, MM, FACP
ACP-Wisconsin Health and Public Policy Committee, Reproductive Health Advocacy Workgroup
Promote State-wide Investment in Pollution-free Transportation - A.B. 846 and A.B. 847
ACP Wisconsin is calling on all members to contact their representative in the Wisconsin legislature to urge them to pass legislation allowing Wisconsin to receive $78.5 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to build out electric vehicle charging across the state. This legislation aligns with ACP policy and is critical for achieving the necessary transition in how transportation is powered in the United States from fossil fuels, which are causing climate change and harming human health, to renewable energy sources. While we have recommendations for the bill text to be strengthened, our priority is for the bill to pass in time for the state to apply for federal funding at the end of February.
Please use the link below to e-mail or call your Wisconsin assembly representative to support this important legislation.
Victoria Gillet, MD and Richard Dart, MD, MACP
ACP-Wisconsin Health and Public Policy Committee, Climate and Health Advocacy Work Group