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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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Do You Know the Way to San Jose?

BY IN NWPC CA On 05-10-2016

The National Women’s Political Caucus was founded in 1971 under the leadership of Shirley Chisholm, Gloria Steinem, and Betty Friedan and from that time it has worked tirelessly to elect women to political office.  Today the NWPC is eagerly awaiting the fruits of its labor in the election of Hillary Rodham Clinton to be the first woman President of the United States.

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Do You Know the Way to San Jose?


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