Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Mayor Virg Bernero of Lansing, Michigan

Mayor Virg Bernero
9th Floor City Hall
124 W. Michigan
Lansing, MI 48933

Dear Mayor Bernero,

My name is Matthew Winick and I had been a volunteer on your campaign for governor for the 2010 Michigan gubernatorial election. Mayor Bernero, I really had the pleasure working on your campaign because I agree with your ideas to help Michigan like funding money for education, help small business from being heavily taxed, improve public safety, and help Michigan minimum wage workers like me. I felt sorry that you were aggressively attacked negatively by Rick Snyder and other special interest groups. Snyder’s attack made me get interested to be active on your campaign and to vote for you. Even though you lost the election, however I am proud that you had the courage to advocate for a better middle class, better education, improve Civil Rights, and more things to help minimum wage workers when most political parties ignore people due to being influenced by special interest groups with lobbying.

Mayor Bernero, your issues and your campaign really helped me get inspire and to learn history. I believe that history is a good thing for society to remind ourselves the need to improve society by reforming the criminal justice system to have checks and balances when dealing with crime an protecting people’s civil liberties, the need to help the poor including low income, minimum wage workers, and middle class with getting jobs, a need for job training programs to help train workers for the economy, create jobs in our country to reduce losing jobs overseas, improve Civil Rights to protect people who are different, and to better protect the environment from pollution by using renewable energy with environmental protection. These ideas and your ideas are mainstream and not an ideology issue. I plan for my future to use my knowledge of learning history to make a world a better place.

Thanks for your hard work on advocating for a better future for Michiganders like me, taking the time to read my letter, and having the confidence to run for governor. Even though you lost, from my perspective on studying history I believe that you made a great difference for our state and that your ideas will live on for the future, mine, and many generations. I wish you well as your role as Mayor of Lansing and continue on advocating for all Michiganders like me for a better future and new ideas to help our state.

Matthew B. Winick

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