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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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Shattered Ceilings: A Celebration of Hope and Resilience

BY IN Emerge America On 05-10-2017

Emerge America Wednesday, November 8, 2017 – 7:00pm – 10:00pm This  November 8th  will mark the anniversary of the 2016 Presidential election, a day that brought so many of us so much hope and heartbreak.    read more

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