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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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EMILY’s List Endorses Tulsi Gabbard and Kelda Roys for Congress, Move from “On the List” to a Full Recommendation

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Ruby G

5 YEARS AGO

Congratulations Tulsi Gabbard - win this election for all the women of Hawaii. We are proud of you and will support you all the way!

Janice Bond

5 YEARS AGO

Tulsi Gabbard is a woman who is passionate about women's rights, a woman who is humble yet stands tall with her military service. She has prepared herself well to handle the challenges of Congress having been in the state legislature and City & County of Honolulu Council as well as an aide to Senator Akaka in D.C.

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