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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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Statement from DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz Recognizing Black History Month

BY IN News On 01-02-2013

In recognition of Black History Month, which begins today, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement: “As we mark the celebration of Black History Month and honor the many contributions that African Americans have made to our country over the years, it is important to recognize how far we have come, while also taking stock of the work we must still do to ensure justice for all. 150 years since the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, and 50 years since so many courageous civil rights leaders organized the historic March on Washington, we have expanded access to the ballot box, secured quality, affordable health care for millions of Americans across the country; and championed equality at all levels

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Statement from DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz Recognizing Black History Month


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