Jennifer Pae

Director, FairVote California

Jennifer Pae

Born in the Bay Area and raised in California’s Central Valley, Jennifer Pae's commitment to empowering her community through civic engagement was shaped by her single immigrant mother. Pae is a first-generation college graduate from the University of California, San Diego where she led campaigns to expand access to higher education and improve campus safety policies by organizing events to prevent violence against women. She was the first Asian-American woman elected to serve as the student body president.

Subsequently, she served as the president of the United States Student Association, Project Director for PowerPAC, founding staff member of, and Project Manager for Voter Service at the League of Women Voters of California, where she continued her work to engage young people, women, and people of color in the political process.

In addition to serving as the FairVote California Director, Jennifer continues to travel around the country with Camp Wellstone, New American Leaders Project, and APIA Vote, training hundreds of activists to run effective and strategic campaigns.

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Posts by Jennifer Pae

Disappointed, But Still Optimistic

Posted on October 04, 2016

That is what SB 1288 sought to do -- that is, encourage participation by giving more options to more voters for electing a true representative. By depriving cities and counties the choice of which voting method works best for their communities, including an opportunity to use ranked choice voting so that voters have more voice and a greater choice, Governor Brown is making the choice for them.

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