Two separate events in Door County made sure that you know that the fight for women’s rights is not going anywhere anytime soon. Inspired by last month’s Supreme Court decision turning the decision of abortion over to the states, walks for women’s rights took place in Sturgeon Bay on July 4th and Sister Bay on July 5th.
For the Sister Bay event, organizer Emma Cox reached out to Sara White and Abby Duebler to organize the "Walk for Women" after the Supreme Court decision, and a similar event celebrating Northern Door Pride took off from Peach Barn Brewery in late June. Between 200 and 400 people participated in the walk down the hill into downtown before setting up on the corner of Mill Road and State Highway 42. With men, women, and children all participating, Cox was happy with the response the event received.
Cox hopes the walk was just the first step for women’s rights advocacy in northern Door County. She said approximately 50 people indicated their interest in helping organize more events like voter registration drives in the future.
Pictures courtesy of Emma Cox and Christian McWhinney