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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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Celebrating one year of the Democratic Women’s Alliance

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since we created the Democratic Women’s Alliance.

Women’s Leadership Forum 2014

Democratic women from across the country spent two days gathered together to hear from First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton,

Women’s Leadership Forum 2014

Democratic women from across the country spent two days gathered together to hear from First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton,

DNC’s Women’s Leadership Forum to Hold its Annual Issues Conference in Washington D.C.

Washington, DC – On Thursday September 18th and Friday September 19th the DNC will hold its annual Women’s Leadership Forum issues conference presented by the Democratic Women’s Alliance in

This amazes me

Michelle Obama sent this message today, following her speech at the convention last night: I know your life is full—with work, or school, or family—and yet you still find

News roundup: October 26, 2011

A growing number of Republicans are cautioning that extreme statements by the 2012 presidential candidates will hurt the party's chances of winning in 2012 . Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour

News roundup: October 5, 2011

Mitt Romney has taken a sharp right turn to adopt the extreme conservative policies of the Tea Party. As Massachusetts governor, Romney sought to close corporate tax loopholes but

EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock Statement on Fight to Re-elect President Obama

Appears at Women's Leadership Forum with First Lady Michelle Obama "Today I have the honor of standing with First Lady Michelle Obama, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, and so many

Sign President Obama’s Birthday Card

Today is President Obama’s 50 th ?birthday. To celebrate, First Lady Michelle Obama sent a note to supporters about her husband and the choices he makes every day on

Female Politicians Are “Female Force” in new comic book series

Comic book company has turned its focus to biography comics and finds power in the stories of some of our strongest female political leaders in their new series called FEMALE