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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.

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Debbie Ingram

BY IN Emerge America On 15-06-2016

Debbie Ingram Alumna Class of 2016 Emerge Vermont 0 Debbie Ingram is currently serving her second term on the Williston, VT Selectboard, and is the Executive Director of Vermont Interfaith Action, a coalition of congregations statewide that seeks to effect systemic change on issues like affordable housing, education, and state budget priorities. read more

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