Rapid City residents respond to the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Residents in Rapid City took to the streets in response to Friday’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
“This jeopardizes our rights going forward. This is just a blatant slap-in-the-face to our constitutional rights as women,” Director of Racial Equity for NDN Collective Sunny Red Bear said. “And we are going to organize. It is happening already and change is about to come. We are not going to give up and we are not going to stand down.”
Many of the residents in attendance stressing the importance of voting and making sure people’s voices are heard.
“Our vote matters. Our voice matters. And somehow or another, we have allowed a very small, very loud group of people to silence us,” Annie Loyd, a Rapid City resident said. “You have realize that small burn that is going on inside of you, that is simmering inside of you? Act on it. Get out and vote. Help people vote. That is what matters right now.”
Rapid City’s protest was one of many that occurred nationwide.