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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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Terri Preeg Riggsby

BY IN Emerge America On 05-10-2016

Terri Preeg Riggsby Alumna Class of 2016 Emerge Oregon 0 Terri has been passionate about advocacy and civic engagement for close to 20 years. In Portland since 1998, she began volunteering at farmer’s markets and local ivy pulls before joining the Tryon Creek Watershed Council, where she built the organization from an all-volunteer group to a 501(c)3 non-profit with paid staff.  read more

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