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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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Emerge America is seeking interns for this fall! Join our team!

BY IN Emerge America On 14-08-2012

If you are enthusiastic about the advancement of women in politics, then this is the internship for you! At Emerge, you’ll gain valuable skills and experience and be an important member of a national network that is transforming the face of American politics. ? Who We Are: ? Emerge America is a candidate training program for Democratic women. The essential step for Democratic women who want to run for public office– Emerge is the only in-depth, seven-month training program that inspires women to run and gives the tools to win.

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Emerge America is seeking interns for this fall! Join our team!


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