Joel Anderson: feminist?
The conservative senator, currently running for the county Board of Supervisors (against its only female member), may not be best known for championing women’s causes, but that’s exactly how he spent much of the week.
First, he threw his support behind AB 1561, a measure to end state sales tax on feminine hygiene products put forth by Assemblywomen Cristina Garcia, D-Bell Gardens, and Ling Ling Chang, R-Diamond Bar.
Quickly dubbed the “tampon tax,” the measure drew national attention last week, and not always in a positive way. Anderson said, “It’s hard to talk about this subject,” but he agreed to co-author the bill because he “knew a lot of people would look at it with a jaundiced eye and I thought I could help.”