Sam Chang

Director of Information Technology Sacramento

Sam Chang joined PLF’s Sacramento office in March 2017.  Sam directs the Information Technology department and has been entrusted to help architect the future of PLF’s network infrastructure.

Born and raised in Sacramento, CA.  Sam studied Aeronautical Engineering at the University of California, Davis before entering into the Legal Technology field in 2005.

Microsoft and CompTIA+ certified, Sam has over 15 years of experience in the Information Technology field.  Prior to joining Pacific Legal Foundation, Sam spent 8 years as the IT Manager at the law firm, Nelson & Kennard (Sacramento, CA.)

Having a desire to give his career a greater sense of purpose, Sam was drawn to PLF’s mission to defend individual liberty and private property.

Sam’s motto in life is simple, “to be completely dedicated in everything you do, while maintaining a work-life balance”.

Outside of PLF, you’ll find Sam chasing around his three boys or competing at a local poker tournament.

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October 28, 2021

Abolishing NYC’s gifted and talented program does not eliminate racial inequality—it only makes it stronger

Since the 19th century, gifted and talented programs in public schools have offered bright students the opportunity to reach their full potential. As individuals, we each learn at different speeds and different levels, and accelerated programs have helped ensure that advanced students of all backgrounds are not held back in environments where they ...

October 28, 2021

Inside Sources: Education bureaucrats have declared war on Asian American achievement

This op-ed was written by John Yoo, a member of PLF’s board of trustees and a law professor at University of California, Berkeley. In February, the San Francisco Board of Education voted to eliminate merit-based admissions standards at Lowell High School, one of the city's top-ranked public schools, with the stated goal of increasing diversit ...

October 26, 2021

The Hill: Racial discrimination in vaccine administration undermines public health

Race-based government policies are being promoted more vigorously in the United States lately and they threaten to undo progress toward equality before the law. We're seeing school boards engineer admissions to achieve racial balancing in classrooms, COVID-19 relief programs that earmark funds for preferred minority groups, and government contracts ...

October 18, 2021

Daily Journal: Washington agency boots Santa-clad right-to-work advocates

The Washington Department of Ecology allows public employee union representatives to communicate with workers in the building's public lobby but enacted a new policy that bans the Freedom Foundation, right-to-work advocates who also want to communicate with workers in the lobby about their First Amendment rights related to union membership. ...

October 13, 2021

Despite a pandemic and excess local regulation, food truck owner Mark Shirley refuses to abandon his dream

No one ever starts a business with the intent to fail. But thanks to Farmville, North Carolina's new food truck regulations, one man's burgeoning business stands in jeopardy. It takes a great deal of courage to leave your established career and follow your bliss, but that is exactly what Mark Shirley did. For years, Mark ...

October 07, 2021

Malibu is refusing to abide by California’s new housing laws, and one family is suffering as a result

For the entirety of Elizabeth Riddick's life, her mother Renee has been her rock. Whether she was supporting Elizabeth through her divorce or helping her purchase a home in Malibu, California, Renee has been there for her daughter through thick and thin. When Renee, now 82, began to develop severe health issues, Elizabeth sprang into ...

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