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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.

Senator Sanders: Help us Build the Bench!

BY IN Emerge America On 22-06-2016

Huffington Post Blog As the President of an organization dedicated to recruiting Democratic women to run for office, I was thrilled to hear Senator Sanders talk about the importance of getting more people interested in running for office at the state and local level during his speech last week. read more

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Senator Sanders: Help us Build the Bench!


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