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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.

Marie Julienne

BY IN Emerge America On 05-02-2015

Marie Julienne Alumna Class of 2013 Emerge New Mexico 0 As a professional educator, I have forged lasting alliances and partnerships with agents aligned with the values of Emerge.? Recently, I had the opportunity to intern with the UNM Center for Education Policy and Research (CEPR).? This experience provided me an outlet to share my passion and interest in supporting policy formulation, as well as molded me professionally into a policy entrepreneur.

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