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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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DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

BY IN News On 06-08-2012

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement today recognizing the anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, which President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law on August 6, 1965: “Today, 47 years after the day the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act was signed into law, we remember the incredible sacrifices of the many Americans who gave so much – in some cases their lives – to secure and protect the right to vote.

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DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act


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