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Political Status of Women in Mississippi

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Tune in for a sepcial broadcast of Women in Politics Radio with Heather McTeer. In 2003 Heather McTeer was elected as mayor of the City of Greenville, MS and re-elected to a second term in 2007. In 2011, she ran for the US House seat in Mississippi's 2nd Congressional District. McTeer is a vocal advocate for women's issues, education and health. She will join us to discuss the impact that the absence of women in political leadership has on these critical issues and the urgent need for more women to run for elected office in Mississippi. To date Mississippi is one of three states that has never elected a woman to Congress. Just 16.7% of Mississippi state legislators are women giving it the rank of 43rd in the nation for the proportion of women in the state legislature. Not surprisingly the state has never elected a woman as govenor. Recently Jezebel.com cited Mississippi as the scariest state in the nation for women to live.