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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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Michelle Peacock

BY IN Emerge America On 05-02-2015

Michelle Peacock Alumna Class of 2014 Emerge New Mexico 0 Michelle works with a national organization: American Women Veterans, to ensure the core missions of AWV are implemented as well as advocacy on behalf of servicewomen, veterans and their families. She has done numerous public speaking engagements and interviews with various groups explaining the unique role that service women provide in the military, as well as advocating for veteran issues on a national and state level. read more

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