Monday, September 29, 2014

Alan K. Simpson letter

Senator Alan K. Simpson
1201 Sunshine Avenue
Cody, Wyoming 82414
Dear Senator Simpson,

My name is Matthew Winick, who recently graduated from Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan with an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts.  My main focus in Liberal Arts is history, political science, world culture, some business, and some science. I enjoy learning these subjects especially history because I really enjoy learning the need for government to help people with different needs, find ways to protect the environment by using clean alternative energy to reduce pollution, to find ways to improve Civil Rights to end discrimination for people who are different, and to make a world a better place by improving human rights, immigration reform to help the refugees or other immigrants, and finding ways to improve relations with other foreign countries. Senator Simpson I want to really say thank you for your work with support on the bipartisan bill The American With Disabilities Act with Senator Bob Dole, Tom Harkin, Ted Kennedy, Richard Lugar, and John Warner. The ADA helps benefit me with educational programs, accommodations, and assistance due to my learning disability with Autism. Having the disability is hard because I have trouble comprehending on learning new subjects and it takes me a lot of time to learn new things. The ADA put me in special education classes to help me improve comprehension with getting assistance on getting classwork with homework done. The Special education classes really benefited me through middle school through high school by having a teacher with a T.A. to work with me on different subjects and to help me with comprehension. The accommodations from the ADA like extra time on exams, take exams in a different setting to reduce distractions, and record lectures to help improve my note taking really help me to work with improving on my comprehension. Beside the ADA benefiting me on education it helped improve technology which really helped me. In technology the ADA helped me by having technology software programs to read when typing papers or highlighting articles or reading passages to me to help me learn subjects with benefiting me to comprehend on subjects. Also the ADA made technology useful by having audio books which helped me with comprehension when reading books, also it helped improve my speech by having software listen to me speak to help improve my speech patterns, and when watching T.V. or movies close captions really help me improve on vocabulary with understanding people speaking.

During President Obama’s first term when he created National Commission of Fiscal Responsibility and Reform I was very proud that you had the courage to join Mr. Erskine Bowles, a Democrat to work on the Simpsons-Bowles plan, a bipartisan idea to help improve the economy from being in a recession.  At Washtenaw Community College I took a class “Intro To Business”. I really enjoy the class because I learn how business works, understand the need to help small business, learn about liability with patent rules, and rules that affect businesses. My business teacher Kimberly Hurns really helped get me inspired to learn about business, economy,  and understanding about budget.  She recommended me to look at the Simpson Bowles plan by reading about your plan and doing budget simulations to learn more about your plan. Studying econ, business, and budget was hard for me. However I really had fun understanding business from my teacher and learning more about the Simpson Bowles plan from you and Mr. Bowles. You and Mr. Bowles really make a great team and really make a difference showing bipartisan approach. When studying your plan I really agreed with the need to increase revenue like ending taxbreaks for corporations that send jobs overseas or raise taxes on the wealthy, the need for job training programs, and the need for health care reform. I was disappointed when Congress which is in gridlock rejected your and MR. Bowles bipartisan idea, however I felt proud of your bipartisan work with another political party to find ways to improve the economy.

Senator Simpson thanks for taking the time to read my letter. Thank you for your hard work on the ADA which help benefit me for the future in education and civil rights. Senator Simpson I am proud of you for not using ideology or controversial views when working on bipartisan ideas with another political party.  Your courage on being bipartisan, being a moderate, and finding ways to improve society really makes a great difference in our country and inspires me to continue on learning new subjects and to create new ideas to make society better for the future. Also I was wondering if you could please share my letter with Mr. Bowles. I wish you well in life, keep up the good work, and keep advocating with Mr. Bowles on the need for your plan to get support from the people.

Matthew B. Winick

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Secretary of American Battle Monuments Commission Max Cleland

Envelope from Secretary of American Battle Monuments Commission Max Cleland

Secretary Cleland sent me his memoir book to me

Secretary Max Cleland message to me "A Great American I'm Proud of you"

He sent me American Battle Monuments Commission medal

"You're Terrific" Max Cleland

Secretary Max Cleland message "Matthew God Bless You"

Here is a what I wrote to him:
Senator Max Cleland
American Battle Monuments Commission
2300 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

Dear Senator Cleland,

My name is Matthew Winick with a strong interest in history. History is my favorite subject because I enjoy learning not to repeat the same mistakes, the need to advance on Civil Rights legislation to protect people who are different from discrimination, to honor troops or famous people who made a difference or risk their lives to protect us, and find ways to avoid war or get into conflict with other countries. Mr. Cleland I have read your book Strong at the Broken Places and Heart of a Patriot: How I found the Courage to Survive Vietnam, Water Reed, and Karl Rove. Your book really moved me because I felt sorry about how you lost your legs by having a triple amputee due to a grenade explosion during the Vietnam War, how you had physical therapy to help you improve, to not give up on your disability, and your courage with making a difference in the Senate by having a good heart of a patriot and to make a world a better place. Your books really helped with inspire me to not give up hope because I have autism with a learning disability. Having a disability is very difficult for me because I have trouble speaking along with comprehending on learning different subjects. “Strong at the Broken Places” and “Heart of a Patriot: How I found the Courage to Survive Vietnam, Water Reed, and Karl Rove” really help motivate me to not give up when having a disability, to work hard to learn new subjects, and to continue on working on different hobbies.

Senator Cleland I am really amazed about when you were in the Senate having the courage to support veterans with troops to get the care they need, support protecting the environment from pollution, and help protect people who are different from discrimination. Your memoir and your hard work in the Senate really made a great difference for our country. In 2009 I was very proud to see you get appointed by President Obama to be the Secretary of American Battle Monuments Commission. With your experience as a survivor of the Vietnam War, being an Administrator of Veterans Affair, and being a U.S. Senator from Georgia with great work I am confident that you will make a great difference honoring the men, women, youth, people with disabilities, and veterans who risk their lives in wars to protect us from danger. Thank you for taking the time to read my letter, help give me confidence through your books to overcome my disability, and make a great difference for America and history. I will donate some money to help your cause.


Matthew Winick

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Bob Barker

Dear Mr. Barker,

My name is Matthew Winick and I use to watch The Price is Right. Mr. Barker I enjoyed watching you host The Price Is Right. You made the show fun to watch.  Congrats for hosting the show for 50 years as a game host. I want to wish you well on retirement and thank you for your handwork making The Price IS Right show fun to watch. Besides watching your show I am truly inspired by your work on advocating for animal rights.  I agree with you the need to treat animals well and respect them when raising them on farm or somewhere else. I started to change my diet with less meat and start eating soy with veggie burger and tofu. Mr. Barker I have a strong interest in history and I really think you made history by making your gameshow strong and ale your activism to help protect animals.  Thanks for making The Price is Right show strong and fun to watch. Have a great year and I wish you well. 


Matthew B. Winick  

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Colbert Report

    July 19, 2014
Stephen Colbert
The Colbert Report
513 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019

Dear Mr. Colbert,

My name is Matthew Winick and likes to study history and political science. I really enjoy watching The Colbert Report. The Colbert Report is funny and does a really good job making fun of politicians along with the news media on their miss facts and flip flopping. Every weekday I enjoy watching your show along The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. The Colbert Report and The Daily Show With Jon Stewart are very good late night comedy shows which helps inform people in a comedy with less comprehensive way about issues, politics, and news media. These shows along with you really help inspire me to keep studying history and learn more about the government system. Also I was wondering if you could send me a picture of you with your autograph. Thank you for reading this letter. Keep up the good work and humor.


Matt Winick  

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Governor Lincoln Chafee handwritten letter to me

My letter:
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee

Office of Constituent Services

State House, Room 115

82 Smith Street

Providence, RI 02903
Dear Governor Chafee,
My name is Matthew Winick, from Ann Arbor, MI and I am a fan of your father Senator John Chafee’s work including you. Your father Senator John Chafee from Rhode Island was a great senator because He along with Senator Tom Harkin, Senator Bob Dole, Senator George Mitchell, and Senator Ted Kennedy on a bipartisan bill known as The Americans With Disabilities act of 1990. This legislation along with your father’s assistance on the bill helped benefit me because I have autism with a learning disability. Having a disability has been hard because I have trouble comprehending on learning new subjects and sometimes I get teased because I’m different from other people. The ADA helped me because it helped me get an education by creating special education group which helped me with catching up on homework, having a T.A. to help me and to protect me from being teased or be judged by other people from elementary school to high school, also this act helped me with getting accommodations in school including college like extra time on exams including homework, take exams in a different setting to reduce distractions, and record lectures to help me take notes.  Your father was a great moderate Republican Senator who cared about people’s right, protect the environment, and support healthcare reform.
Governor Chafee I am sorry about your father passing away. He was a great man who helped benefit me. Governor Chaffee I think you have done a great job of keeping your father’s legacy with your moderate approach. I am proud of you for breaking your own Republican Party to support equal rights for gays with lesbians, help protect the environment from pollution, and help improve Civil Rights to help protect people who are different.  Your book Against The Tide was really great and I enjoy reading about how you used your moderate to help people including me with the country. You and your father have made a great difference in history with your moderate views with that you both truly inspire me and I am proud to call you both my heroes for American History. Best wishes for you for the future and continuing your role as Governor of Rhode Island.

Matthew B. Winick