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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.

Barbara Boyd

BY IN Emerge America On 27-06-2016

Barbara Boyd Alumna Class of 2016 Emerge Kentucky 0 Barbara Boyd is  a recently retired Rank I elementary teacher from Jefferson County Public Schools. She was appointed to  (1-1/2) one and one-half terms to the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) as well as serving two elected terms as a Regional Director with Jefferson County Teacher’s Association (JCTA).  She currently serves as a co-chair of the Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression and Chairs the Community Education Coalition and Kentucky Mobilization under the umbrella of the Kentucky Alliance against Racist and Political Repression. read more

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