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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.

Shannon Cockayne

BY IN Emerge America On 05-10-2016

Shannon Cockayne Alumna Class of 2016 Emerge Oregon 0 Shannon grew up in a proud military family and served as a Department of Defense civil servant for over 20 years. These days, her feet are firmly planted in Oregon, living in the community of Independence with her husband and their dogs, Hazelnut and Nutella, and cats, Gracie and Baci. Shannon is on the board of directors for the Salem Progressive Film Series, is vice chair of the Polk County Democrats, and is chair of the recently-formed Women’s Caucus for the Democratic Party of Oregon

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