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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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Thinking of Running for Office? Here’s How to Get Started

BY IN Emerge America On 18-10-2017

by Kayla Webley Adler and Jen Ortiz Marie Claire Getty Want to run for office or simply get more involved in the political sphere? These five candidate training programs across the country will help you take the lead and get a leg up on the competition. 1)  Emerge America Six-month program for Democratic women.

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Thinking of Running for Office? Here’s How to Get Started


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