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.
Celeste Plumlee Alumna Class of 2015 Emerge Arizona 0 Celeste Plumlee has worked in social services for over a decade and has Master of Social Work and Master of Public Administration degrees from Arizona State University. She has spoken across the state about her experiences as a survivor of domestic violence and is an active volunteer and board member at the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence.? read more