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Women 4 Women stand in PoliticsSince 1848 Women have struggled for equal rights in the political arena beginning with the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York. Two days later 68 women and 32 men signed the Declaration of Sentiments outlining grievances setting the agenda for the women’s rights movement.  Today, California Women 4 Women continue to carry the torch by empowering women to run for political offices.

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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.