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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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The Wake-up Call

BY IN Emerge America On 21-08-2012

Karen Middleton, Emerge America President The Huffington Post I had another “Wake-up Call” this week. No, not from the hotel computer, but another motivating conversation that keeps me working every day to change the face of American politics by electing more Democratic women to public office. The wake-up call is common in my work.

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