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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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BART Board Candidate Lateefah Simon to Receive Political Emerging Leader Award

BY IN Emerge America On 25-10-2016

Washington, D.C.—Today, Emerge America, the nation’s leading organization that recruits and trains Democratic women to run for office, announced that Lateefah Simon, a candidate for the Bay Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors, President of the Akonadi Foundation and appointee to the California State University Board of Trustees will receive their 2016 Emerging Leader Award. read more

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BART Board Candidate Lateefah Simon to Receive Political Emerging Leader Award


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