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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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Why are Elected Prosecutors 95% White?

BY IN Emerge America On 25-08-2015

Emerge America President Andrea Dew Steele Speaks to KBOO Radio KBOO Community Radio Download or stream podcast: https://kboo.fm/sites/default/files/episode_audio/kboo_episode.2.150710.0900.73152.mp3 This week the nonprofit Women Donors Network’s Reflective Democracy Campaign issued a groundbreaking report showing white Americans hold 95 percent of elected prosecutor positions.? The report is called Justice for All? and its findings were reported from coast to coast.? read more

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