Justice Marsha Ternus to speak at local Women's Equality Day Celebration

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The 2012 Women's Equality Day Celebration will take place on Sunday, August 26 at Kirkwood Training & Outreach Services Center, 3375 Armar Drive, Marion. A hors d'oeuvres reception will begin at 6:15 p.m. followed by the program at 7:00 p.m. Women's Equality Day serves as a remembrance of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1920 which recognized women's right to vote.

Lynette Richards, Nancy York and Julie Zimmerman will be honored at the celebration for their efforts to achieve equality for area women and girls in Cedar Rapids and Linn County.

Justice Marsha Ternus will provide the keynote address for the evening. Justice Ternus was the first woman to serve as chief justice of Iowa’s highest court. Her term on the court concluded in 2010 and she currently practices law in Des Moines.

Tickets for the Women’s Equality Day Celebration are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Tickets for students and seniors are $6. Tickets may be purchased at Piersall Law Firm, 3716 First Avenue NE. For more information about the Women’s Equality Day Celebration of Linn County, go to https://www.facebook.com/WomensEqualityDay or call Anna 319-231-9582.

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