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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

President Eduardo Padron of Miami Dade College

8/24/2018

President Eduardo J. Padron
c/o Office of the President
Miami Dade College
300 Northeast 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL  33132-2297

Dear President Padron,

My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan with a strong interest in learning history and social justice.  In these subjects, I like to learn the need for Civil Rights to be stronger to reduce discrimination, have diversity to make society a better place for people with different background, and many others.  President Padron, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as President of Miami Dade College to be very inspiring to me.

In your current role as President of Miami Dade College, I truly appreciate on how you are a strong advocate for the need to make Civil Rights stronger by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, hiring women, minorities, and people with disabilities to work at the colleges, and working hard to reduce in Miami Dade College. On education, I liked on how you expanded more diversity programs to help teach people about different cultures, worked to provide accommodations to students with disabilities to help them learn like extra time on exams along with have educational resources to help assist them on comprehension, and funding more Liberal arts classes like art including history to make education diverse.  Another thing that I like about your work as President of Miami Dade College is during the hurricane in Puerto Rico, I liked on how you expanded funds to help families of Puerto Rican students get the care they need,  work with student government to find ways to improve the college, and advocate for the need for immigration reform to help immigrants including refugees be protected from being oppressed and to allow them to get an education to help our country.   In November I was very proud on how you were the recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama for your commitment to improve diversity in the education.

President Padron, I have autism with a learning disability. Having a disability is hard for me because I have trouble comprehending on learning different advance subjects, sometimes I struggle to communicate my thoughts, and get teased. Your commitment to be a strong supporter and advocate for Civil Rights including people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on my disability.  Also your role as President of Miami Dade College and your work on pushing for diversity motivates me to continue to learn history with social justice. My future goal is to someday work in these areas to help emphasize the need to make Civil Rights stronger to reduce discrimination,  have diversity to make society a better place,  have immigration reform to help protect immigrants including refugees from oppression while give them an opportunity to get an education.

I strongly believe that you are making a great difference in your current role. I’m very proud on how you are working hard to improve education, make diversity a better place, and many others.  You have inspire me to work hard on my disability, be interested in learning about your work as current president of Miami Dade College, and continue my motivation to learn history with social justice.  Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make society a better place, and inspiring me.  I wish you the best to continue your role as President of Miami Dade College to make a great impact on society and diversity.

Sincerely,

Matt Winick


Monday, September 10, 2018

Mayor Kim McMillan of Clarksville, Tennessee

8/01/2018

Mayor Kim McMillan
c/o Office of the Mayor
City Hall
1 Public Square
Clarksville, TN  37040

Dear Mayor McMillan,

My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan with a strong interest in learning history with social justice. In these subjects, I like to learn the need to make Civil Rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, and many others. Mayor McMillan, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as Mayor of Clarksville, Tennessee to be very inspiring to me.

In January 2011, I was amazed on how you made history by becoming the first woman to become Mayor of Clarksville, Tennessee.  In your current role as Mayor of Clarksville, Tennessee I truly appreciate on how you are a strong supporter of Civil Rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, working with city council to expand laws to combat against hate-crime to help protect minorities including people who are different, and supporting funds for women including minorities businesses to help them compete in the economy.  On the economy,  I like your approach on expanding on job-training program to help train youth including workers to develop work-skills to help prepare for the workforce, expressing the need to raise the minimum wage to help minimum wage workers afford to live,  and working to provide tax credits to small businesses including local businesses to help them hire people.  Supporting renewable energy projects to help reduce addiction to oil with gas, encouraging businesses including industries to use energy-efficient products to reduce pollution while reduce high energy cost, and working with city council to improve city services to help clean parks including water resources to make them safe for people to use is common sense to protect the environment.   Funding special education to help students with disabilities’ get the educational accommodations they need, to learn, expanding on after school programs to provide youth with assistance on their assignments from tutors, and pushing for more arts, diversity, and history to help make education diverse is a great way to make education a better place.  On social justice, I like on how you are a strong supporter for the need to expand programs to help victims of crime or victims of domestic violence get help on dealing with their trauma, advocate for the need for immigration reform to help protect immigration including refugees from being oppressed, and express the importance of the criminal justice system to reduce racial profiling to help protect minorities including immigrants from being oppressed.  Another thing that I like about your work as Mayor of Clarksville, Tennessee is how you advocate for affordable housing to help people who are low-income or who can’t afford to live, provide funds to help restore historical sites with museums including attractions to make learning history with culture a better place while improve tourism, and work with other U.S. Mayors from different political affiliation in the U.S. Conference of Mayors to find different common sense solutions to improve society.

Mayor McMillan, I have autism with a learning disability. Having a disability is hard for me because I have trouble comprehending on learning different advance subjects, sometimes I struggle to communicate my thoughts, and get teased. Your commitment to be a strong supporter of Civil Rights including people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on my disability.  Also you role as current mayor of Clarksville, Tennessee gives me motivation to continue to learn history with social justice.  My future goal is to someday work in these areas to help emphasize the need to make Civil Rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, improve social justice to make communities safe, and many others.

I strongly believe that you are making a great difference in your current role. I’m very proud on how you are working hard to support Civil Rights, push for environmental protection, improve social justice, and work with different U.S. Mayors to find common sense solutions.  You have inspired me to work hard on my disability and be motivated to learn history with social justice.  Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great difference, and inspiring me.  I wish you the best to continue to make a great impact on society.

Sincerely,

Matt Winick


Sunday, September 9, 2018

Mayor James Brainard of Carmel, Indiana

8/08/2018

Mayor James Brainard
c/o Office of the Mayor
City Hall
One Civic Square
Carmel, IN  46032

Dear Mayor Brainard,

My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan with a strong interest in learning history with social justice. In these subjects, I like to learn the need to make Civil Rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, and many others.  Mayor Brainard, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as Mayor of Carmel, Indiana to be very inspiring to me.

In your current role as Mayor of Carmel, Indiana, I truly appreciate on how you are a strong supporter of Civil Rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, supporting funds for women including minorities businesses to help compete in the economy, working with city council to expand laws to combat against hate-crime to help protect minorities including people who are different.   To improve the economy, I like on how you expand on job-training programs to help train youth including workers to develop work-skills to help prepare for the workforce and providing tax-credit to small businesses including local businesses to help them hire people to work for them. Funding special education to help students with disabilities get the educational resources they need to learn, implementing more after school programs to provide youth with help on their assignments from tutors, and pushing for more arts, history, and diversity classes to make education diverse to learn is common sense.  I like your approach on protecting the environment while reduce climate change by supporting funds for renewable energy projects to help reduce addiction to oil with gas, encouraging businesses including industries to use energy-efficient products to reduce high energy cost while reduce pollution, and providing funds to improve city services to help clean parks including water resources to make them safe for people to use.  Another thing that I like about your work as Mayor of Carmel, Indiana is how you work with other U.S. Mayor from different political affiliation in the U.S. Conference of Mayors on finding different common sense solutions to improve social justice.   Also I like on how you are a moderate Republican on support advancing Civil Rights to reduce discrimination, pushing for environmental protection in order to reduce pollution,  advocating for immigration reform to help protect immigrants including refugees from being oppressed.

Mayor Brainard, I have autism with a learning disability. Having a disability is hard for me because I have trouble comprehending on learning different advance subjects, sometimes I struggle to communicate my thoughts, and get teased. Your commitment to be a strong supporter of Civil Rights including people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on my disability.  Also your role as Mayor of Carmel, Indiana gives me motivation to continue to learn history with social justice. My future goal is to someday work in these areas to help emphasize the need to make Civil Rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, and many others.

I strongly believe that you are making a great difference in your current role. I’m very proud on how you are a moderate Republican on supporting Civil Rights, protecting the environment,  and expressing the need for immigration reform. Also I like on how you are working with other U.S. Mayors in the U.S. Conference of Mayors to find common sense solutions when both political parties ignore these ideas.  You have inspire me to work hard on my disability, be interested in learning about your work, and be motivated to learn more history with social justice.  Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great difference, and inspiring me.  I wish you the best to continue to make a great difference for society.

Sincerely,

Matt Winick


Saturday, September 8, 2018

Honorable Mitch Daniels of Indiana

 8/09/2018   
                           
                              Honorable Mitchell E. Daniels                              
President of Purdue University
c/o Office of the President
Hovde Hall, Room 200
610 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN  47907-2040

Dear Honorable Daniels,

My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan with a strong interest in learning history with social justice. In these subjects, I like to learn the need to make Civil Rights  stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, and many others.  Honorable Daniels, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as 49th Governor of Indiana and as current President of Purdue University to be very inspiring to me.

When you were 49th Governor of Indiana from 2005-2013, I truly appreciated on how you were a strong supporter of Civil Rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, supporting funds for women including minorities businesses to help them compete in the economy, and working to expand laws to combat against hate-crime to help protect minorities including people who are different.  On education, I liked on how you supported funds to improve special education to help students with disabilities get the educational resources or accommodations they need to learn and have more after school programs to provide youth along with students on getting help on their assignments from tutors.   Supporting funds for renewable energy resources (wind, solar, and clean biofuel) to help reduce addiction to oil with gas, encouraging industries along with businesses to use energy efficient products to help reduce pollution while reduce high energy cost, and pushing for environmental educational awareness to help teach people about the need to protect the environment is common sense.  Another thing that I like about your work as a moderate Republican is how you are a strong advocate for Civil Rights including people with disabilities’ rights, express the need for some immigration reform to help protect immigrants including refugees from being oppressed, and support the need to reduce pollution when the GOP gets too extreme.  Also in your role as President of Purdue University I liked on how you launched “ Purdue Moves” which focuses on hiring more faculty to work in STEM,  expanding the university to allow women, minorities, and people with disabilities to work for the college,  invest in more funds for plant science along with drug research to make science a better place for society,  and implement Competency-based degrees programs that allows students to have 3 years degree option.   

Honorable Daniels, I have autism with a learning disability.  Having a disability is hard for  me because I have trouble comprehending on learning different advance subjects, sometimes I struggle to communicate my thoughts, and get teased.  Your commitment to be a strong supporter of Civil Rights including people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on my disability.  Also your role as Governor of Indiana, as a moderate Republican, and as President of Purdue University motivates me to continue to learn history with social justice. My goal is to someday work in these areas to help emphasize the need to make Civil Rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, have immigration reform to help protect immigrants including refugees from being oppressed or safeguard them from oppressive countries.  A few years ago I visited Purdue University and I enjoyed walking around it and seeing some of the history of Purdue.

I strongly believe that you made a great difference when you served as Governor of Indiana. Also I’m very proud on how you are a moderate Republican on supporting Civil Rights, expressing the need for immigration reform, and pushing for renewable energy with environmental protection.  You have inspired me to continue to work hard on my disability,  be motivated to learn more history with social justice, and visit with learn more about Purdue University.  Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great difference for society, and many others.  I wish you the best to continue your role as President of Purdue University and to advocate for common sense ideas.

Sincerely,

Matt Winick


Friday, September 7, 2018

29th Attorney General Lori Swanson of Minnesota


8/14/2018

Attorney General Lori Swanson
c/o Office of the Minnesota Attorney General
445 Minnesota Street, Suite 1400
Saint Paul, MN  55101
Dear Attorney General Swanson,

My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan with a strong interest in learning history and social justice. In these subjects, I like to learn the need to make Civil Rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, have criminal justice reform to help protect people’s rights while reduce crime, and many others.   Attorney General Swanson, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as 29th Attorney General of Minnesota to be very inspiring to me.

In 2006, I was amazed on how you made history by becoming the first woman to become Attorney General of Minnesota.  In your current role as 29th Attorney General of Minnesota, I truly appreciate on how you are a strong supporter of Civil Rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, prosecuting people who commit hate-crime to help protect people who are different, and investigating public places that practiced different forms of discrimination or violate the Civil Rights legislation.  Supporting drug treatment programs to help drug-users get the care they need to reduce drug abuse, working to expand law enforcement including the office of the attorney general’s resources to help victims of domestic violence or victims of crime get help on dealing with their trauma, and strongly advocate for the need for funds to improve DNA testing along with forensic science to help reduce sending an innocent person to jail while solve cases efficiently is common sense for criminal justice reform.   On public safety, I liked on how you worked on creating educational awareness programs to help teach people about the need to reduce gun violence including bullying, advocate for the need for a law to combat against cyber bullying to help protect youth including people from being targeted online, and worked with colleges including schools to find ways to reduce sexual assaults and violence to help protect students. Another thing that I like about your work as attorney general of Minnesota is how you went after public officials who are corrupt or accept illegal bribes to help reduce corruption while restore public trust, prosecuted industries that polluted the environment including drinking water or violated environmental protection laws to help protect public health while reduce pollution, advocated for the need for immigration reform to help protect immigrants including refugees from being oppressed, and investigated financial institutions that committed fraud to help protect consumers.

Attorney General Swanson, I have autism with a learning disability. Having a disability is hard for me because I have trouble comprehending on learning different advance subjects, sometimes I struggle to communicate my thoughts, and get teased. Your commitment to be a strong supporter of Civil Rights including people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on my disability. Also your role as Attorney General of Minnesota gives me motivation to continue to learn more history and social justice. My future goal is to someday work in these areas to help emphasize the need to make Civil Rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, have criminal justice reform to help protect people’s rights while reduce crime.

I strongly believe that you have made a great difference in your public service. I’m very proud on how you worked hard to support Civil Rights, push for criminal justice reform, and advocate for common sense ideas.  You have inspired me to continue to work hard on my disability and be motivated to learn history with social justice.   My letter is a gift to you for inspiring me and I want to make sure that it gets to you before you leave your role as Attorney General.  Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great difference for society, and inspiring me. I wish you the best to continue to make a great impact on society.
Sincerely,

Matt Winick