Binghamton City Hall raises flag to commemorate Women's History Month

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Binghamton City Hall has raised the flag to commemorate women's history.

Mayor Rich David recently held a flag raising alongside representatives from the Broome-Tioga Status of Women Council.

It's made up of over 13 local organizations that advocate for women and showcase their leadership qualities.

2018 marks the 100th year of women's suffrage in New York State.

In January, a historic marker was erected at the former Lisle Village Hall where Florence B Chauncey of Lisle cast her ballot as the first woman to vote in the Empire State.

Status of Women Council President, and retired teacher, Carol Grippen says women's rights and their involvement have greatly increased throughout the years.

"It's really great.  I remember when I first started teaching things like this weren't done.  Now, everyone is promoting it so that's really good," said Grippen.

The Status of Women Council is gearing up for its Women of Achievement Event, where the organization nominates individuals who have made a difference in women's issues.

It will be held on Saturday, March 24, at the Riverdale Banquet Hall in Endwell.

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