93rd anniversary of women's right to vote

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Monday was Women's Equality Day, commemorating the 93rd anniversary of women getting the right to vote.

Women fought for more than 70 years to be able to vote. Women's Equality Day has been celebrated on August 26th since 1971.

In Tennessee, more than two million women were registered to vote in 2008, but of those, 35 percent did not vote.

Only 68 percent of women eligible are registered to vote in the state. And although more than half of the Tennessee population are female, women only hold 22 of 132 legislative seats.

Pat Pierce, Vision 2020 National Delegate for Tennessee, joined us in the 10News studio with more on the history of women's right to vote. You can watch that entire conversation in the video above.

And for more information, head on over to http://tn.gov/tsla/exhibits/suffrage/beginning.htm.

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