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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.

EMILY’s List WOMEN VOTE! To Educate Women in California

BY IN Emily's List On 04-05-2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, today announced a new WOMEN VOTE! project in California’s twenty-sixth congressional district. As the nationwide voter mobilization and education project of EMILY's List, WOMEN VOTE! will reach out to key voters in California to educate them about Julia Brownley’s record of standing up for women’s health care and reproductive freedom

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EMILY’s List WOMEN VOTE! To Educate Women in California


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