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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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Running on Faith

BY IN Emerge America On 20-04-2011

After each of the past 4 Emerge Massachusetts sessions, I have walked away more invigorated, more inspired and further strengthened in my desire to run for office. ?As my 3 ring binder fills up with handouts and personal notes from each powerful session, I am certain that I have all the information and resources necessary to run – and to win. ?As I progress through the program, I find my personal reflections changing and evolving – what was then a deeper reflection about why I want to run is NOW more about the why am I not

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