Rachel Payne, candidate for California’s 48th Congressional District, has earned the endorsement of the Feminist Majority PAC. Founded in 2002, the Feminist Majority PAC seeks to end the under-representation of women in elected office.
This announcement comes on the heels of last week’s EMILY’s List endorsement of Payne’s campaign. These coveted endorsements show that women are coalescing their support for Payne and view her as the best candidate to take on Dana Rohrabacher in November.
“I am excited and honored to receive the endorsement of the Feminist Majority PAC,” said Payne. “My first internship as an undergraduate was at Feminist Majority, where I studied how domestic abuse cases are handled in our justice system. Through this experience, I learned that economic empowerment leads to gender justice, which in turn leads to a more just society for all of us. That’s why I’ve worked to empower women through micro-finance lending and technology. And in Congress, I’ll be a passionate champion for women in Orange County and across America to have equal status in our economy and access to quality, affordable health care that includes coverage for reproductive health.”
Payne is an ideal candidate at a time of transition to a new economy and has experience in building tech ecosystems and tools that improve and empower people’s lives. Throughout her career, she has championed policies that make a meaningful place for everyone in the new economy.
In contrast, Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher advances an agenda that hurts Orange County. Distracted by Russia and siding with Paul Ryan on a health care plan that would have cost more than 2.5 million Californians their health insurance, Rohrabacher is proving to be a vulnerable incumbent. Payne will be a champion for working people, and her candidacy provides one of the best opportunities for Democrats to pick up this seat.
About Rachel Payne
Payne has held key leadership roles during the early, pioneering days of the Internet and later at several groundbreaking, Fortune 100 companies where she witnessed firsthand how technology and new business models transformed the economy. She was on the founding team of Google.org and worked in various capacities at Google for eight years including International Business Operations in Emerging Markets and leading the Technology Vertical at Google in Newport Beach.
Currently, she is the CEO and co-founder of FEM Inc.; a holding company focused on research and development at the intersection of media, technology, and gender. In 2015, FEM Inc. launched Prizma, an AI tech venture offering personalized content delivery and analytics for major media and tech companies.
Payne earned her Bachelors degree with highest honors from Smith College and her MBA from Stanford. She resides in Aliso Viejo with her dog Mochi and enjoys living down the street from her sister and nieces and near her aunts and uncles in Orange County.