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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 1

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Rose Penelope Yee

Finance Businesswoman/Investor
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Healthcare for All
  • College and Trade Schools for All
  • Jobs for All



Profession:Business Leader, Finance Professional, Investor
CEO, Green Retirement, Inc. (2006–current)


University of San Agustin, Asian Institute of Management Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Masters in Business Management, Civil Engineering, MBA with major in Finance and Operations (1990)

Community Activities

Chair, Social Good Advisory Board, PinkPanda Finance (2021–current)
Lifetime Member, Social Venture Network/ American Sustainable Business Council (2015–current)
Board Member, American Sustainable Business Council (2021–current)
Board Member, American Sustainable Business Council (2021–current)
Co-Leader, WeTheChange (2018–2020)


Rose is the CEO of Green Retirement, a California Benefit Corporation focused on fossil-free and socially and environmentally responsible 401k’s. The firm has advised more than 100 retirement plans across the country and guided thousands of working people to save for their 401k’s in a way that’s aligned with their values.
In 2015, Rose was recognized by the National Association of Plan Advisors as one of the Captains of Industry in its inaugural recognition of the role that women play in the retirement plan industry. She co-founded and co-led WeTheChange, a movement of “empowered women creating a radically inclusive and richly regenerative global economy.” Comprised of women CEO's of certified B Corporations and other purpose-driven enterprises, WeTheChange received one of the first B Corp Collective Awards in 2019. For her efforts in helping B Corps connect, build, and grow their businesses, Rose was honored with a B Economy Leadership Award in 2018. She was recognized by Conscious Company Media as one of the World Changing Women of 2020.
Rose is a member of the board of the American Sustainable Business Network and on the advisory board of Hella Social Impact. She's also chair of the Social Good Advisory Board of PinkPanda DeFi. Rose holds a Civil Engineering degree from the University of San Agustin and a Masters in Business Management from the Asian Institute of Management in the Philippines.

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California (4)


The Federal Government plays a part in California water allocation and use through a variety of projects and laws.  What, if any, new programs or projects or reforms to existing programs and projects would you support in an effort to handle water shortages caused by the current and any future drought?

No answer provided.

Should immigration laws be changed?  What changes would you support?  Please explain why.

No answer provided.

As Congress Member what, if any, policies or legislation would you support to preserve democracy for all US residents?

No answer provided.
What legislation, if any, would you support to reduce American greenhouse gas production?  Please explain the reasons for your position.
Answer from Rose Penelope Yee:

We need a multi-pronged approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions:

1. Conservation - we need to reduce our energy demands, both on individual and institutional levels. Examples would be legislation that provides for free or subsidized energy audits,  and aims to weatherize homes and buildings; increase efficiency of HVAC systems; higher standards for vehicle emissions; incentives for conversion to battery electric vehicles.

2. Finance research and development of innovative energy solutions - A great example is the Charge Around Australia Project where scientists are taking a Tesla electric vehicle on a 15,000 km road trip and powering it with printed solar panels. Another is the Virtual Power Plant that Tesla is innovating in Australia where a network of homes with solar power and battery storage are networked together to form a virtual power grid. 

3. Enact a Green New Deal -  Invest in clean, renewable energy and storage; finance state of the art mass transportation projects; encourage distributed energy systems. For example, the city of Redding has its own electric utlitiy with 50% of its energy generated from hydro, wind, and solar, and benefits residents with rates that are 30-40% lower than investor owned utlitilites like PG&E.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $16,546

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

Rose Penelope Yee

More information about contributions

By State:

California 100.00%

By Size:

Large contributions (100.00%)
Small contributions (0.00%)

By Type:

From organizations (0.00%)
From individuals (100.00%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Rose decided to enter politics as an independent candidate. She believes that the two-party system that dominates our political process is harmful to the interests of the majority of Americans.
Rose’s campaign for Congress CA 1 is centered on Healthcare for All, College and Trade Schools for All, and Jobs for All. 
She believes in being fair, just and kind, but is tenacious and not afraid to fight. If elected, she strongly resolves to do the necessary legislative work, as well as engage in direct action, to advance these issues.

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