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Video: Women in Politics Conference

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) Mississippi University for Women is hosting a five day leadership program to encourage college women to participate in local and national politics.

Guest speakers include former mayor of Greenville Heather Toney and Mississippi Senator Sally Doty. Participants are given an opportunity to speak to women with a history in public service and politics. Women currently comprise one third of the United States Congress and Senate despite making up over half of the population. The program will conclude this Friday.