Women’s March Rally scheduled Oct. 2 in Cheyenne
Rally will be held on National Women’s March day Oct. 2nd, to support women’s right to reproductive healthcare
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Women’s March is gearing up to kick off nationally on Oct.2nd. Still, changes in legislation in several states, including our equality state, has organizers focused on the social impact of this upcoming event.
Wendy Volk is a fifth-generation Wyomingite and local businesswoman passionate about women’s right to reproductive health.
As an advocate, she says she’s seen the downgrade of women’s access to health options over the last 27 years in our state.
She has also stood in front of the state legislature over the last 6 years to speak up for women’s rights, but it hasn’t been easy.
“I was surprised in a modern world that a man would ask a women to smile, when her rights are being under attack,” said Volk.
On Saturday, she’s helping organize a Women’s Rally for Reproductive Health Rights in front of the Wyoming Supreme Court at 10 am.
“Your reproductive and other health decisions are private, they are private. They are not to be decisions to be made by our legislatures,” said Volk.
For Volk, reproductive rights are about adults having the freedom to make the best choices for their futures.
“I think when you can plan your pregnancies, and you can plan when you are ready to build a family and have that success platform in place in terms of having a job, being able to support yourself, autonomy. You can also help build that success platform for your child, and be a role model,” said Volk.
Freedom is why Volk has organized a march in Cheyenne.
“It’s choices, it’s all about women’s choices. We’re limiting women’s choices, we shouldn’t limit them or force women to make any decision they’re not comfortable with,” said Volk.
For more information on Women’s Marches in your area on October 2nd look here.
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