Local Groups Celebrate Women's Equality Day

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By Garin Flowers
August 26, 2013

Tallahassee, FL - Up until 93 years ago, suffrage was not available to women.

August 26th marks the passing of the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote.

The League of Women Voters and other groups gathered at Food Glorious Food restaurant to celebrate Women's Equality Day.

There were several speakers addressing issues still facing women. During the anniversary of women's right to vote, the president of the Tallahassee chapter of the National Organization for Women says they are continuing efforts to protect voting rights for all.

"The fight for women and by women to gain equality is on going, so today reminds us of all that," said Della Fahnestock, president of Tallahassee NOW.

Fahnestock said it was in 1971 when congress honored Aug. 26 as Women's Equality Day.

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