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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 new generation of Democrats isn’t waiting for the party to tell it what to do

BY IN Emerge America On 16-06-2017

by Evan Halper The Los Angeles Times Emerge participants listen during a House session at at the Pennsylvania statehouse. They all want to be politicians. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times) HARRISBURG, PA – The women darting through the statehouse here alongside mentoring lawmakers have what  Democrats  need: sterling resumes, grit and anger at  President Trump  so deep that they are overlooking misgivings about establishment politics to run under the party banner

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A new generation of Democrats isn’t waiting for the party to tell it what to do


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