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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 Stanton

BY IN Emerge America On 29-08-2016

Melissa Stanton Alumna Class of 2016 Emerge Maryland 0 Within a year of moving to Anne Arundel County, Maryland,  Melissa Stanton  found herself running for a seat on the board of the very large, complex and mismanaged HOA in which she and her husband had purchased a home.  A dozen years later, when the Democratic Party in her legislative district couldn’t field a candidate for an important race, Melissa applied to Emerge Maryland and is now a trainee in its Class of 2016

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