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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.

Public service

BY IN News On 31-07-2012

As a person of faith and someone who spent his early twenties working with churches on the South Side of Chicago, President Obama understands that public service is a core value for people of faith. He often reminds us that we are our brother’s and sister’s keeper and that we are greater together than we are on our own. And he goes out of his way to lift up and support those who serve

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