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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 Statements in Honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

BY IN News On 01-05-2012

In 2009, President Obama issued a proclamation establishing May as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month to celebrate the culture, traditions and history of AAPI communities. The Democratic National Committee released the following statements today honoring AAPI Heritage Month and the President’s positive impact on AAPI communities: Statement from DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz: “Throughout this month, we honor the important contributions of AAPI communities to our national identity. From Hawaii’s plantations to America’s railroads to our vibrant Chinatowns and Japantowns, we recognize the role that AAPIs have played and will continue to play in American history

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DNC Statements in Honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month


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