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We Make More Effective Congresspeople (When We Manage to Get Elected)

Regardless of party affiliation, congressional women deliver more federal projects to their home districts and sponsor and co-sponsor more legislation than their male colleagues. In a study that was recently published in The American Journal of Political Science, researchers from Stanford University and the University of Chicago attributed women's political success not to some innate political instinct but to the fact that it's really hard for us to get elected (there are currently 360 men and 75 women in the House; 83 men and 17 women in the Senate). They theorize that women feel immense pressure to measure up, so instead of meeting expectations, we surpass them.

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Become a Certified Trainer for NWPC!

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Women in Politics Film Series: Geraldine Ferraro

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Cultivating Political Leadership in Muslim Women, Now!

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Cultivating Muslim Women’s Political Leadership

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Cultivating Muslim Women as Political Leaders

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Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way America Works

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Emerge America Salon with author Jay Newton-Small

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Every Vote Counts… Really

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After spending last Saturday attending an Emerge Vermont training session, I met my wife and kids at a church supper. They'd been to our Town Meeting, a quaint New [...]

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Analiese Eicher

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Karin Johnson

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