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Mississippi has lowest percentage of women elected officials, but the tide is turning

Getting out the votes not that easy

A number of national magazines have run articles this year saying that the women`s liberation movement is dead. In Mississippi, the question might be if it ever existed.

It has been 18 years years since a woman held a statewide political office, and the state has never had a female governor or sent a woman to the U.S. Congress. The state has the lowest percentage of elected women officials of any state in the country. A recent report called “The Status of Women in Mississippi” said women here are more politically and economically disadvantaged than…

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