JULY 29, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Gautam Dutta (415) 236-2048
WASHINGTON D.C. – The Asian American Action (AAA) Fund is pleased to announce the endorsement of Stephanie Gray Chang for Michigan State Representative (MI-6).
AAA-Fund Executive Director Gautam Dutta said, “We are excited to support Stephanie. Her proven ability to bring people together will make her an effective leader in the statehouse.”
Stephanie has deep experience as a community organizer, coalition builder, and advocate who attended the University of Michigan. She strengthened Asian and Pacific Islander American civic participation by co-founding APIAVote-Michigan, advanced nonpartisan voter registration and protection, and initiated a documentation project with Youth Leadership Corps.
Stephanie also defended affirmative action, mentored Hmong and Bangladeshi American youth in Osborn and Hamtramck with Detroit Asian Youth Project, and organized a coalition for a fair public defense system with Campaign for Justice.
Stephanie previously served as the Community Engagement Coordinator for the James and Grace Boggs School. She has the endorsement of outgoing State Rep. Rashida Tlaib and a host of other local organizations.
AAA-Fund Board Member Caroline Fan stated, “I’ve known Stephanie for a decade. As the daughter of immigrants, she has tirelessly worked to uplift the voices of the disenfranchised.”