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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.

The Lesson From This Election Shouldn’t Be to Elect More White Men

BY IN Emerge America On 09-12-2016

The Huffington Post After Hillary Clinton’s loss at the top of the ballot on Nov. 8, some Democrats have begun wondering where we go from here, what course we need to chart, and if we need new leadership to steer us into a brighter future

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The Lesson From This Election Shouldn’t Be to Elect More White Men


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