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The DOJ delivers the Comey memos to Congress. Also on our rundown: More evidence that rent prices are out of reach in many markets; Wisconsin counties brace for sulfide mining; and the Earth Day focus this weekend in North Dakota is on recycling.

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Women Celebrate Suffrage – But Point to Continuing Gender Gap

August 27, 2007

Over the weekend, Americans celebrated Women’s Equality Day and the anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. However, as the nation enters its 88th year of female suffrage, women’s advocates say the gender gap still dominates American life. Marcia Greenberger with the National Women’s Law Center says the suffrage movement was always about more than just voting.

"The core reason for the vote is to express our budget, our tax system, what kind of rights we should have. And women’s voices, through the vote, had to become heard to affect those policies."

Greenberger says despite legal progress in property rights, labor, credit, and politics, there is still a long road ahead to full equality for women. This includes areas in health care, equal pay, and the glass ceiling of corporate advancement.

"We see, unfortunately, the Supreme Court having cut back on the right for women to have a safe abortion, for equal pay under Title VII, so women are back having to fight some of the fights they thought they’d won decades ago."

The Nineteenth Amendment was enacted August 26, 1920, 72 years after the 1848 declaration of the first National Woman’s Convention in Seneca Falls.

Robert Knight/Chris Thomas, Public News Service - NY