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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.

Why So Few Women Running for Office?

BY IN Emerge America On 20-10-2016

Medium.com I write from the perspective of someone running for re-election for the San Francisco Community College Board. One reason that fewer women run for local offices may be that it is challenging getting people to pay attention to the local races, especially during presidential years.

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