Nichelle Henderson is a college professor and union activist and advocate for public education. She is a former K12 teacher currently employed at Cal State University Los Angeles with the Cal State TEACH teacher preparation program. Guided by the desire to be the voice of the under-represented, a willingness to stand strong for what she believes in and a passion for defending worker’s rights, she is a running for the LA Community College Board. Nichelle, the oldest of 3 children, was born and raised LA County. She is wife to Dr. Mark Henderson, mom to Niko and Jared and Grammy to Jade.
“I am pro-choice. The decision to terminate a pregnancy is a difficult one and should always be made without fear of shame or judgment. I support the use of public funds to provide full-service reproductive care in a safe environment that respects choice and protects the physical and emotional well-being of women when most in need.”
“I do not support the death penalty or mandatory minimums. Mandatory minimums & the death penalty negatively impact black & brown offenders as they are least likely to be assured fair trials and subsequent sentencing is never equitable to that of white charged with the same offense. ”
“I adamantly oppose laws that permit individuals to legally own & carry guns. Gun violence in our nation's public schools and public venues has increased as a direct result of unauthorized access to legally acquired guns. Public safety should be the priority, not individual preference.”
“As a black female, I fully support laws that benefit minorities and provide a clear path to building the academic and economic capacity of specific groups; such as black males, women of color, LGBTQ teens and adults and individuals with physical and mental challenges. All citizens should be afforded equal rights and opportunities to better themselves and live their lives without prosecution. ”
“I support publicly funded pre-K programs as they would have qualified teachers capable of setting the foundation for long-term academic and social success and the funding would allow increased enrollment for working families. ”
Delta Sigma Theta sorority, Inc
Operation Get to Give
I am seeking volunteers to phone bank and precinct walk. Most importantly to contribute to the campaign. No donation is too small and all are greatly appreciated.
Paid for by Henderson for Los Angeles Community College Seat 5