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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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Madam Speaker: Gideon Prepares to Work Without LePage

BY IN Emerge America On 29-11-2016

The Forecaster One of Gov. Paul LePage’s wishes is unlikely to be realized after state Rep [...]

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Electra Skrzydlewski

BY IN Emerge America On 26-11-2016

Class of 2015 Student Representative Electra Skrzydlewski Alumna Board Member Class of 2015 Emerge Nevada 0 Electra Skrzydlewski is a native Nevadan determined to take on roles that allow [...]

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Emerge America Palo Alto Ambition to Action Lunch

BY IN Emerge America On 22-11-2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 12:00pm - 2:20pm [...]

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Thank you to our sponsors!

BY IN Emerge America On 22-11-2016

2016 Annual Event Sponsors Slideshow Graphic.jpg http://www.emergeamerica.org/content/2016-annual-event-corporate-sponsors Thank you to the organizations that sponsored our 2016 annual conference and luncheon, "Ambition to Action: Celebrating a Historic Year for Women [...]

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EA Palo Alto Ambition to Action Lunch

BY IN Emerge America On 22-11-2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm [...]

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House Democrats Put LePage’s Immigration Bill on Ice

BY IN Emerge America On 18-11-2016

Portland Press Herald House Democrats moved Tuesday to quickly squash a proposal from Gov. Paul LePage to withhold state funding from municipalities that prohibit police from asking about a [...]

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Clinton’s Defeat Spurs More Women into Action, Advocacy

BY IN Emerge America On 18-11-2016

The Detroit News Beth Kelly, executive director of an organization that grooms Democratic women to run for political office in Michigan, signs her emails with a simple but hopeful [...]

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A Path Forward for Women in Politics Post-Election Focal Point of Event Today

BY IN Emerge America On 16-11-2016

San Francisco, Calif.—Today, Emerge America, the nation’s leading organization that recruits and trains Democratic women to run for office held their annual Ambition to Action Conference and Awards Ceremony at [...]

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Making History: Jasmine Beach-Ferrara to Become First Openly Gay Buncombe County Commissioner

BY IN Emerge America On 11-11-2016

Mountain Xpress Executive Director of the Campaign for Southern Equality  Jasmine Beach-Ferrara  is slated to become the first openly LGBT Buncombe County Commissioner. To get there, she had strong competition [...]

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Leslie Herod Says She’ll be Colorado’s First African-American LGBTQ Lawmaker

BY IN Emerge America On 11-11-2016

Denverite Democrat Leslie Herod looks to be the next representative for state House District 8, covering part of Northeast Denver. She was ready to declare victory at a Democratic [...]

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