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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.

Rayleen McMillan

BY IN Emerge America On 05-10-2016

Rayleen McMillan Alumna Class of 2016 Emerge Oregon 0 Rayleen McMillan serves as Assistant Director of Government Relations for Portland State University. Prior to this, she spent three years on the government relations team at Portland Community College, and is also a proud alum of both institutions. Rayleen is passionate about her professional advocacy and feels strongly that quality, accessible public education is altogether crucial to the pursuit of meaningful social change.

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