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Mallory Hagan, Democratic nominee for Alabama’s 3rd Congressional District, spoke at the Women’s Round Table Sunday hosted by several notable women from the Tuskegee area, drawing a crowd of nearly 50 women.
“It’s been said, time and time again, that this is the year of the woman. With a record number of women running for office across the country, women are claiming their space at ‘the table’ of our democracy,” Hagan said. “We are tired of the status quo. We are tired of poor policy decisions for families and the lack of emphasis our representatives place on issues that impact us all.”
Sunday’s round table was an opportunity for women in the Tuskegee community to hear Hagan’s take on important issues like reproductive rights, the criminal justice system, race relations and economic opportunity. Mary Hooks, a member of the Macon County School Board and organizer of Sunday’s event said, “Mallory offers a fresh new face and a new perspective on issues important to our communities. She brings a voice to our district we haven’t heard in 16 years. She knows the importance of the healthcare, economic and educational issues we face everyday.”
Women are highly underrepresented in Congress which presents a fundamental problem to our nation’s progress. With four women under 40 years old in Congress, Hagan said she hopes to inspire young women in get involved politically across the country.
“The time is now for women to demand adequate representation on the issues that we face – sexual violence, criminal justice, mental health, education, race relations, equal pay, and so many others. I know I will be that representative for all Alabamians,” Hagan said.