根據張理的媽媽沈麗華 (Sarolina Shen Chang)女士的介紹︰
雙親來自台灣的張理，高中時積極參與並主持亞裔學生會，大學時代除了主持少數族裔聯合學生會，並於春假期間遠赴佛羅里達的古巴人區、德州的墨西哥人區，參與社區服務，深入了解不同族裔的困境。大一的暑假期間，她曾在華府司法部實習，大二暑假則在紐約亞裔司法聯盟，為日後成立亞太裔投票促進會密西根分會盟奠基，更加強她服務社里的決心。大學畢業後，曾擔任底特律華裔名社會運動家陳玉平（Grace Lee Boggs）的助理，一“爭取正義”非營利機構的主任，協助成立一孕育思考、促進平等、佳值教育的學校。
My name is Stephanie Chang. I’m the daughter of Taiwanese American immigrants who came to the United States looking for better educational opportunities. I’m also the mom of a three year old daughter, whose future I fight for every day at the State Capitol. In 2014, I was the first Asian American woman and first Taiwanese American elected to the Michigan legislature.
Before I ran for office, I worked for nonprofit organizations as a community organizer, working on issues ranging from criminal justice reform to immigrants’ rights. I decided to run for State Representative so that I could make a bigger impact for my community and fight for quality education for all our children, clean air and water, an economy that works for everyone, and a smarter justice system. Over the past four years, I have built a strong track record serving Detroit and Downriver by both working across the aisle to get bipartisan legislation passed (such as a bipartisan bill package related to sexual assault) and also being a consistent champion for Democratic values. I have an office in my district where we have helped hundreds of families by saving homes from tax foreclosure, getting people’s water utilities back on, and much more.
This year, I am running for the State Senate to be able to do more good for more people. I want to continue serving my community and helping families! You might have seen the CNN interview from August about the racial slurs my primary election opponent used on Election Day. Despite the challenges, I will always recognize the opportunity to serve in the legislature as a true honor and privilege. I continue to be the only Asian American woman in the legislature so far and have brought several young leaders to the Capitol so they can see how the legislature works and that they could have a career in public service.
Election Day, November 6, is quickly approaching, and I am asking for your support so that I can cross the finish line strong. Can you make a $25, $50, $100, or $250 contribution online? Or you can mail a check to Stephanie Chang for Senate, P.O. Box 32317, Detroit, MI 48232 and include your name, employer and occupation.
You can read more about my campaign at www.stephaniechang.com, give me a call at 313-806-2466, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you very much for your consideration,