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Period rally pushes for more accessible tampons, pads with no sales tax

It didn’t take much convincing for Sara Shumway to get her dad to go with her to a rally about removing taxes from menstrual products.

“I was like, ‘Dad, do you want to go to a period protest?’ He was like, ‘You can’t protest nature, Sara.’ Then I explained it to him, and he was like, ‘Oh yeah, I’m in. Go for it.’ So we made our signs and here we are," the 16-year-old from Bountiful said.

Sara and Roger Shumway held signs that read “These are needs not luxuries” and “Pads for all” as they stood in the Utah Capitol Wednesday among the roughly 60 people, mostly women, who gathered in the rotunda in Salt Lake City.