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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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Melissa Erlbaum

BY IN Emerge America On 05-10-2016

Melissa Erlbaum Alumna Class of 2016 Emerge Oregon 0 After growing up in Michigan, spending her coming of age years in New York City and attaining her MPA in the bay area of San Francisco, Melissa decide to set her roots down in Oregon in 2007 – and cites that as one of her best decisions.

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