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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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Meet the Women Inspired to Run for Office After the 2016 Election

BY IN Emerge America On 06-09-2017

by Alexis Sottile Rolling Stone In late June, nearly eight months after her head-turning loss to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton  tweeted  some of the more hopeful news to emerge for progressives in 2017: EMILY’s List, the best known and longest running political organization dedicated to electing Democratic women, had seen an astounding 15,000 women reach out to them about running for office since Election Day, with another 7,000 offering to assist those who do run. read more

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Meet the Women Inspired to Run for Office After the 2016 Election


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