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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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Rebecca White

BY IN Emerge America On 16-06-2016

Selectwoman Rebecca White Alumna Class of 2016 Emerge Vermont 0 Rebecca White was born and raised in Hartford, Vermont where she lived in the home her great-grandparents built, and attended the same high school as her grandmother. During her senior year of college Rebecca ran for election to the Selectboard in her hometown; she won by seven votes, surprising her opponent and leading to Hartford’s first-ever vote recount!  read more

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