Chang is a daughter of immigrants who came to this country looking for opportunity and is a supporter of welcoming refugees and immigrants. She lives in Detroit with her husband, Sean and two young daughters, working hard to ensure they have a bright future. Prior to running for office, Chang received her Master of Public Policy/Master of Social Work dual degree from the University of Michigan and served as a community organizer in Detroit for nearly a decade working on issues like affirmative action, criminal justice reform, voting rights, and immigrants’ rights. She also co-founded an Asian American civic engagement organization.
Now running for a second term, Chang has built a strong track record as one of the hardest working legislators in Lansing. She has passed numerous bipartisan bills to improve the way we respond to mental health emergency calls, protect domestic violence survivors, help address local substance abuse issues, give young offenders a better chance at success, and give business improvement zones clarity in the law and more flexibility. She has also passed legislation to create a permanent Family Advisory Board in the Department of Corrections, help victims of female genital mutilation, and institute a water shutoff moratorium earlier during the COVID-19 pandemic. She has secured funding for a community crisis response fund, a rail grade separation project, school air filtration systems, know your rights outreach regarding hate crimes and discrimination, Detroit Public Television’s virtual learning initiative, the Deescalation Training Center at Wayne State University, and a mentorship program for young women.