Call to Action: Outspoken women in our community have had feminine products placed outside their doors as a form of intimidation. What they fail to realize is that we probably haven’t been intimidated by a pad or a tampon since before we hit puberty. In fact, we use them every month. Most of us are lucky and these products are easily accessible to us, but unfortunately, this is not always the case. Did you know that feminine products are HARD to get if you can barely afford to feed your family? Did you know feminine products are NOT covered by SNAP or any other welfare program? Women should NOT be struggling to afford this necessity. Let’s use this opportunity to turn what some thought would be a form of intimidation as an opportunity to help other women lessen the stress of just accessing these products. If someone can buy a box to intimidate women, we can surely buy a box to help women in response. Please bring your voices and your tampons and pads to the next West St. Paul city council meeting on May 14 at 6:30 p.m. Let’s show all who will be watching that while for some, getting these products can be a struggle, using them against us doesn’t intimidate us in the slightest: In fact, it only inspires us more. If you are unable to attend or would prefer to donate money, 100% of all proceeds will go to buying feminine products and directly donated to a local group—Neighbors, Inc.—which can properly distribute the products to the women who need them. Thank you!