I am thrilled to be on the ballot on November 4th for the Austin Community College Board of Trustees, Place 2! As a past student of 3 ACC campuses and an employer of many community college trained employees, I am passionate about higher education and ACC’s role as a conduit for social equity and workforce readiness. My experience in business and construction will add a new perspective to the board as they embark on new projects across Central Texas. I am humbled to have the endorsement of the ACC American Federation of Teachers Union and the Central Labor Council, as I believe they recognize my past work in fighting for equality, respect, and fairness for all workers and students, and my defense of the American Dream. I would be honored to have your support and your vote on November 4th!
I am thrilled to have the Austin American Statesman endorsement for Austin Community College, Place 2!
“We choose to endorse small business owner Jade Chang Sheppard, who brings the perspective of workforce needs as well as what a community college education means to families trying to climb up the economic ladder… She is focused on ACC making tighter relationships with the small business sector and emphasizing internships for students in the same way that internships are promoted at four-year colleges…She also proposes that if the bonds are passed that the community college commit to paying prevailing wage for its construction projects, something that she says she does as part of her own business practices…”
Austin, TX – Today, the Austin AFL-CIO Central Labor Council formally endorsed Jade Chang Sheppard and her candidacy for ACC Trustee Position 2. The Austin CLC is comprised of multiple organizations including, Education Austin, ACC-AFT Local 6349, Plumbers & Pipefitters UA Local 286, and dozens more local labor unions.
The following is a statement from Jade Chang Sheppard:
I couldn’t be happier to have the support of the Austin Central Labor Council. I have seen first hand what a difference they make in our community and I am looking forward to helping them continue their mission of making our area a better place to live and work. If elected, I will be their champion on the ACC Board of Trustees.