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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.

A woman’s perspective

BY IN News On 22-05-2012

I'm a Democrat because I've always felt that lifting others up lifts me up too. My progressive values regarding social justice, women's health, and the greatness of this country are best represented by the Democratic Party. The United States welcomed my first-generation immigrant family, and I show my gratitude by continuing to support the very American values of civil liberties, lifting up the oppressed, and working to make this country a better place to live for everyone

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