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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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We need resolve, not just resolutions

BY IN Emerge America On 15-01-2016

Nancy Smith is a 2016 Emerge candidate and a candidate for Sunnyvale City Council in 2016   The great thing about public service is that it feels so pleasurable to win and to see your values carry the day. On the other hand, it can nearly break your heart to lose a vote. My first victory came when I was the Advocacy Chair on the board of directors for a non-profit food pantry.

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We need resolve, not just resolutions


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