“I founded Gideon Contracting in 2005, and we now have six offices throughout Texas, Arizona and California. Gideon is a thriving and growing commercial and federal contracting construction business. The Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act) makes providing paid family and medical leave affordable, and a national standard makes sense — my workers in Texas, Arizona and throughout the country have just as much reason to need pay during a family and medical leave as my California workers. As the daughter of Asian-American immigrants and the mother of two young boys, family responsibility and care could not be more important to me. As a business owner, I know that making sure workers have the time they need pays off in terms of more loyalty and productivity and enhances our bottom line in the long run. The FAMILY Act makes sense for my workers, my business and the communities we work in, and having a national standard makes good sense for all of us.”

Jade Chang Sheppard, Founder


FAMILY Act Endorser