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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.

Bren Pantilione

BY IN Emerge America On 12-01-2015

Bren Pantilione Alumna Class of 2013 Emerge Arizona 0 Bren Pantilione is a passionate education advocate who currently serves as the Treasurer and Legislative Affairs Chair of the Arizona Students’ Association, a nonpartisan student advocacy group. Bren comes from a family of teachers, so the importance of a good education has been emphasized throughout her life. read more

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