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File #: 2021-1533    Version: 1
Type: Proclamation Status: Adopted
File created: 5/24/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/25/2021 Final action: 5/25/2021
Enactment date: 5/25/2021 Enactment #: 324
Effective date: 5/25/2021    
Title: WHEREAS, National surveys and research studies report that one in four women and girls struggle to secure enough period supplies to meet their needs each month due to a lack of income,
Sponsors: Reverend Ricky V. Burgess, All Members
Indexes: PROCLAMATION - MR. BURGESS

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WHEREAS, National surveys and research studies report that one in four women and girls struggle to secure enough period supplies to meet their needs each month due to a lack of income,

 

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WHEREAS, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced millions of people out of work and greatly increased those struggling with period poverty; and,

 

WHEREAS, the people of Pennsylvania recognize that period poverty is a public health issue, and addressing period poverty can lead to economic opportunity for the state’s people and communities and improved health for women and girls/menstruators, thus ensuring all people have access to the basic necessities required to thrive and reach their full potential; and,

 

WHEREAS, Pennsylvania is proud to be home to trusted community-based organizations, including Alliance for Period Supplies that recognize the importance of period products in ensuring health and providing economic stability and thus distribute period products through various channels; and,   

 

WHEREAS, While experiencing severe increases in demand for period products due to the pandemic and economic shutdown, Alliance for Period Supplies did everything in their ability to increase period product distributions and support those in need of immediate assistance; and,

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend Alliance for Period Supplies for their courageous service during the crisis; and,

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare the week of Monday May 24 through Sunday May 30, 2021, to be “Period Poverty Awareness Week” in the City of Pittsburgh.