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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

75th Governor Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island

3/10/2018

Governor Gina M. Raimondo
c/o Office of the Governor
Rhode Island State House
82 Smith Street, Room 115
Providence, RI  02903

Dear Governor Raimondo,

My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan with a strong interest in learning history including public policy with social justice.  In these main subjects, I like to learn the need to make Civil Rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, find ways to improve social justice to make society better, and many others.  Governor Raimondo, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your role as 75th Governor of Rhode Island to be very inspiring to me.

In 2015, I was amazed on how you made history by becoming the first female to become Governor of Rhode Island after you won the Governor 2014 election.   In your current role as Governor of Rhode Island, I am very proud on how you are a strong supporter of making Civil Rights stronger to protect minorities, women, and people with disabilities from being discriminated in education including public places.  Also in Civil Rights, I like on how you advocate for people with disabilities’ rights, express the need for equal pay for women to help protect them from being discriminated in a work place, push for funds to help assist women including minorities to help them compete in the economy, and support LGBT rights.   Your approach on improving the economy like working with different companies to help hire women including minorities and people with disabilities to work for them, pushing for job-training programs to help train workers including youth to develop job-skills to help prepare them for the workforce,  expressing the need to improve worker’s rights, and implementing two executive orders which is to create Diversity in Construction Working Group including a new commission to help advice Office of Diversity Equity and Opportunity to help find ways to help provide funds or state contracts to businesses that are owned by minorities, women, and people with disabilities are common sense. On education, I like on how you expanded funds for special education to help students with a disabilities get educational resources to help provide accommodations, pushed to early childhood education to help young children to develop learning skills, and provide after school programs to help students get help on their assignments or have volunteer programs to help them be part of the community.  Another thing that I like about your work on education is how you are pushing with expressing the need for two year of free tuition at state’s public colleges including community colleges to help students who want a higher education afford a college when both political parties aren’t advocates for these values.  To protect the environment, I am very proud on how you are pushing for clean energy jobs by providing tax credits to industries that create clean energy technology, supporting renewable energy sources to help reduce addiction to oil with gas, and providing funds to clean up parks including water resources to make them safe for people to use. Also what I like about your role as Governor of Rhode Island is how you are working hard to improve tourism by pushing for funds to help restore or preserve historical sites or museums to help make learning a better place, expanding on programs to help clean up state parks along with beaches to help make tourism safe while protect natural resources, and work on creating an initiative to help train people to work in the tourism industry.

Governor Raimondo, I have autism with a learning disability. Having a disability is hard for me because I have trouble comprehending on learning different subjects, sometimes I struggle to communicate my thoughts, and get teased.  Your commitment to be a strong supporter of Civil Rights and your advocacy for people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on my disability.  Another thing is your work on improving tourism along with restoring historical sites including museums motivates me to continue my interest in learning history.  Also you commitment to work hard on finding ways to improve social justice gives me  a strong interest to learn the importance of diversity,  the need to improve worker’s rights,  improve education reform, and many others by watching documentaries that focus on these topics.  My letter is a gift to you for inspiring me and for Women’s History Month to recognize women who work hard to make a great difference.

 Again congrats on making history by becoming the first woman to become Governor of Rhode Island and you should be proud of it.  I strongly believe that you are making a great difference in your current role. You have inspired me to work hard on my disability, continue to learn history, and have an interest to learn the need to make social justice a better place. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great difference when there are obstacles, and inspiring me. I wish you and Mr. Andrew Kind Mofit to continue to make a great impact on society.

Sincerely,

Matt B. Winick


Monday, May 21, 2018

Mayor Nan Whaley of Dayton, Ohio



                                                        
1/03/2018

Mayor Nan Whaley
c/o Office of the Mayor
City of Dayton
PO Box 22
Dayton, OH  45401-0022

Dear Mayor Whaley,

My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan with a strong interest in learning history including public policy. In these subjects, I like to learn the need to make Civil Rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, expand on finding ways to improve public safety, and many others.  Mayor Whaley, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your role as current role as Mayor of Dayton, Ohio to be very inspiring to me.

In your current role as Mayor of Dayton, Ohio I like on how you are a very strong supporter of Civil Rights to help protect women, minorities, and people with disabilities from being discriminated in education and public places. Also on Civil Rights, I really appreciate on how you are expressing the need for women to have equal pay, supporting funds to help women including minorities businesses to help them compete in the economy, advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, and working with law enforcement to expand on combating against hate-crime.   Expanding on job-training programs to help train youth including workers to develop job-skills to help them prepare them for the workforce, creating Mayor’s Business Round Table meetings to meet with local business leaders including small businesses owners to find ways to improve businesses including ways to make product safe while making them be part of the community, and making Dayton Region Manufacturing Task Force to work on finding ways to make manufacturing jobs safe for people to work on including make them have good benefits is common sense to improve the economy while working on a goal to make the workforce efficient for people including the city.  On education, I like on how you are pushing for funds to help improve special education to help students with disabilities get educational recourses they need to help them learn, expanding after school programs to help students get help on their assignments, and working to support early childhood education to help young children develop reading skills.  , I like your approach to protect the environment like support funding renewable energy projects to help reduce addiction to oil with gas, encouraging businesses to use energy efficient products to reduce polluting the environment while creating jobs, and working with city council to provide funds to help clean water resources including parks to make them clean for people to use.  Hiring police officers to help reduce crime, implementing treatment programs to help drug-users get the care they need to reduce addiction, working with construction including city council to push for funds to re-fix bridges including roads to make them safe for people to drive, pushing for bike paths along with sidewalks to help protect bikers including pedestrians from vehicle accidents are great ways to improve public safety.  Another thing that I really like about your work as Mayor of Dayton, Ohio is how you are working hard to preserve or restore historical sites, museums, and other attractions around the area to improve tourism along with make history or other subjects a better environment for people to learn.

Mayor Whaley, I have autism with a learning disability. Having a disability is hard for me because I have trouble comprehending on learning different subjects, sometimes I struggle to communicate my thoughts, and get teased.  Your commitment to be a strong supporter of Civil Rights and your advocacy for people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on my disability.  On the NewDeal website I enjoyed learning about your commitment to improve society while push for progressive principles like Civil Rights including many others by watching your video. Also on The NewDeal website I really enjoy learning on how different people in public office work hard to push fro good reforms.  Your work as current Mayor of Dayton, Ohio   drives me to continue my interest in learning history with public policy.  My future goal is to someday visit Dayton, Ohio to see some historical sites, explore more history to expand my learning, and continue to learn on how different U.S. Mayors like you really make a great difference for society or how they inspire me.

I strongly believe that you are making a great difference in your current role as Mayor of Dayton, Ohio. I’m proud on how you are working hard to improve society by making Civil Rights stronger, protecting the environment, expanding economic development while improve working skills, and many others.  You have inspired me to work hard on my disability, learn more about your work on TheNewDeal website, and to continue to learn history. I was wondering if you could please share your favorite achievements in your current role as Mayor. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great impact on society, and inspiring me.  Also I wish you well for your re-election for another term and to continue to make a great difference in your role.

Sincerely,

Matt Winick




Friday, May 18, 2018

Honorable Connie Morella of Maryland, USA

3/21/2018
Honorable Connie Morella
Ambassador in Residence Department of government
c/o American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C.  20016

Dear Honorable Morella,

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, protect the environment from pollution, and many others. Honorable Morella, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as a moderate Republican when you served in Congress, as U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development to be very inspiring to me.

When you served in Congress as member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland’s 8th District from 1987-2003, I liked on how you were a moderate Republican who supported advancing Civil Rights, protect the environment from pollution, and supported women’s rights from being weakened. On Civil Rights, I really appreciated on how you were a strong advocate for people with disabilities’ rights, support Civil Rights Act of 1990 to help protect minorities including women along with people with disabilities form being discriminated in employment services with public places, and worked to push for Equal Rights Amendment to help protect women from being discriminated based on gender even though it didn’t get passed in congress. Another thing that I liked about your work on Civil Rights was how you joined with moderate Republicans and Democrats including President George H.W. Bush  to pass The American with Disabilities’ Act of 1990 which is to help protect people with disabilities’ from being discriminated in education with public places based on a disability.  Voting in favor of The Clean Air Act of 1990 to help reduce air pollution by requiring industries to burn clean fuel, supporting funds for renewable energy resources to reduce addiction to oil with gas, and pushing for funds to help protect wetlands including public lands from being polluted by toxic chemicals is common sense to protect the environment.   Another thing that I liked about your work in Congress was how you supported the need for immigration reform to help protect immigrants including illegal immigrants or refugees from oppressive countries, improve immigration visas to help immigrant families come to America to work for our country, and support campaign finance reform to reduce money from corporations in campaigns to reduce corruption.  In 2003, I liked on how you accepted President George W. Bush to serve as U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development to help improve our relations between different foreign countries. In your role as U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development from 2003-2007, I liked on how you worked with other foreign countries to find ways to help reduce poverty by providing aid to countries to provide food with water to people who struggled with nutrition, advocate for the need to improve human rights in order to help protect people who are different from oppression, and many others.   After you left public service, I like on how you are a continuous supporter of Civil Rights, advocate for better protection for women’s rights,  and have the courage to  endorse Hilary Clinton during the 2016 Presidential election due to your own part getting too extreme.  

Honorable Morella, 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 support for the ADA of 1990 helped benefit me to get an education in elementary school, middle school, high school, and even a community college (Washtenaw Community College). The ADA of 1990 help provided accommodations like extra time on exams, have a T.A. or a tutor work with me on different subjects, have special education resources help set up accommodation to help me, and use educational software including a recorder to help improve comprehension with note-taking. Also it helped protect me from being discriminated in public places based on a disability. Even though I still struggle with a disability, your continuous 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 in Congress and in the  U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development motivates me to continue to learn history and social justice.

I strongly believe that you made a great difference in public service. I’m very proud on how you had the courage to be a moderate Republican on supporting Civil Rights, protecting the environment,  push for women’s rights, and express the need for immigration reform.  The ADA of 1990 bill that you supported helped benefited me to get some education and to be protected from being discriminated based on a disability.  You have truly inspired me to work hard on my disability and to continue to learn history.  Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, having the courage to support common sense ideas, and inspiring me.  I wish you the best to continue to advocate for these common sense ideas when your country is having a hard time.

Sincerely,

Matt Winick

Program of the dedication of Honorable Connie Morella for the Connie Morella Library


Friday, May 11, 2018

Honorable Robert Henry of Oklahoma

1/08/2018

Honorable Robert Harlan Henry
c/o Office of the President
Oklahoma City University
2501 N. Blackwelder, Suite 205
Oklahoma City, OK  73106

Dear Honorable Henry,

My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan with a strong interest in learn history. In history I like to learn the need to make Civil Rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, and have criminal justice reform to help protect people’s rights while reduce crime. Honorable Henry, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as 14th Attorney General of Oklahoma and as U.S. Circuit Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit to be very inspiring to me.

When you served as 14th Attorney General of Oklahoma from 1987-1991, I was very proud on how you were a strong supporter of Civil Rights by advocating for people with disabilities rights, prosecuting people who commit hate-crime to help protect minorities including people who are different, and investigating public places or jobs that practiced discrimination or violated Civil Rights Act.  Another thing that I liked about your work as Attorney General of Oklahoma was on how you prosecuted industries that polluted the environment including water resources to make them safe for people, went after public officials that are corrupt or accepted illegal bribes from lobbyist, and pushed for more programs to  help victims of domestic violence get help from law enforcement resources to deal with their trauma. In February 1994, I liked on how you accepted President Bill Clinton to nominate you to serve on the U.S. Circuit Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit to help our country and improve the criminal justice system.  When you served as U.S. Circuit Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit from 1994-2010, I really liked on how you were a continuous strong supporter of Civil Rights including people with disabilities’ rights and supported protecting civil liberties like the fourth amendment to help protect people form unreasonable search warrants. Another thing that I like about your work in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit advocated for the need for criminal justice reform like have more drug treatment programs to help non-violent drug users get the treatment they need to reduce drug addiction, have more forensic science including DNA testing to reduce sending an innocent person to jail expressed the need for the judicial system including law enforcement to reduce racial profiling to help protect minorities including immigrants from being oppressed, and the need for more victims’ rights to help the victims of crime get help from the judicial system. 

Honorable Henry, 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.  Your work as Attorney General of Oklahoma and as U.S. Circuit Judge of the U.S. Circuit Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit gives me motivation to continue to learn history and social justice.  My future goal is to someday work in these areas to emphasize the need for Civil Rights to be stronger to reduce discrimination, a strong need for criminal justice reform to help protect people’s rights while reduce crime, and many others.

I strongly believe that you made a great difference when you served as Attorney General of Oklahoma and as U.S. Circuit Judge in the of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.  I’m very proud on how you worked hard to support Civil Rights, advocate for criminal justice reform, and push for more programs to help protect victim’s rights.  You have inspired me to work hard on my disability and to continue my interest in learning history with social justice. I was wondering if you could please share some of your thoughts on what it was like serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, making great achievements in the judicial system , and inspiring me. I wish you the best to continue your role as President of Oklahoma City University.

Sincerely,

Matt Winick

The Focus Magazine where part of my letter is featured.

I'm featured in their Focus Magazine