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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.

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on Independence Day

BY IN News On 04-07-2012

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement honoring the anniversary of our nation’s independence: “Today we celebrate the founding of our country and all the men and women throughout our history who have struggled, fought and died in pursuit of the inalienable rights that form the foundation of our nation: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Over the course of our history, we have moved ever closer to the ideal of true equality. We have expanded suffrage to African Americans and women, ensuring that all of America’s citizens can participate fully in our democracy

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DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on Independence Day


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