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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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This group trains women to run for office. Here’s how one outraged, post-Trump class fared.

BY IN Emerge America On 13-02-2018

By Joanna Walters The Washington Post Malika Favre/For The Washington Post The morning of Nov. [...]

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Running Women Q&A: Deb Haaland on Bringing a Native American Voice to Congress

BY IN Emerge America On 08-02-2018

By Riva Richmond The Story Exchange Debra Haaland , New Mexico’s former Democratic Party chairwoman, aims to become the first Native American woman to have a voice in Congress. [...]

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Emerge New York Welcomes Ny Whitaker

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Emerge New York Fundraiser

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Emerge Arkansas Fundraiser in Little Rock

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Emerge Arkansas and Democratic Candidate Filing Kick Off

BY IN Emerge America On 06-02-2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm [...]

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Emerge America Seeks a Director of Development

BY IN Emerge America On 06-02-2018

TITLE Director of Development APPLICATION DEADLINE February 27, 2018 LOCATION San Francisco, CA read more [...]

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Emerge America Seeks a Deputy Communications Director

BY IN Emerge America On 02-02-2018

TITLE Deputy Communications Director   APPLICATION DEADLINE 2/20/18 LOCATION Washington, DC  MISSION read more [...]

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Everything the President’s Address Didn’t Say About Women

BY IN Emerge America On 31-01-2018

By Andrea Dew Steele Time Bloomberg—Bloomberg via Getty Images Watching last night’s  State of the Union address  it would be easy to think that the state of women in [...]

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Join us in Sacramento

BY IN NWPC CA On 24-01-2018

  Join the State Board of Directors for the first in-person board meeting of the year in beautiful downtown Sacramento! [...]

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