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.
Keisha Allen Alumna Class of 2016 Emerge Maryland 0 Keisha Allen lives in the Westport community in Baltimore, Maryland. She and her neighbors are always finding ways to make their community safer, cleaner, and brighter by organizing community cleanups, working with neighbors to develop and launch our first community farmers market and partner with organizations that specialize in areas of our greatest needs to help minimize socioeconomic issues such as unemployment, job readiness training, recidivism, and other social program initiatives.