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Governor James B. Hunt Jr.
Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice, LLP
150 Fayetteville Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Dear Governor Hunt Jr.,
My name is Matthew Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan and I have a strong interest in studying history. History is one of my favorite subjects because I like to understand the need to advance on improving Civil Rights to protect people who are different from discrimination, a strong need for educational reform to help students get an education they need, a healthcare reform to help people with pre-existing conditions or who can’t afford insurance get the care they need, the need to protect the environment with having environmental protection with promoting renewable energy or alternative energy to reduce pollution, and many others. I have always enjoyed taking history classes because I like studying how famous people or minorities, gender, people with disabilities, and people with different orientation makes a great difference to make society better by advocating and working on overcoming their struggles and their stories with their work really inspires me to work on overcoming my struggles with Autism with a learning disability. Also when I study history I am motivated to work on creating new ideas, understand how diversity influences history, and exploring different ideas to improve society. In my history class I enjoyed studying about your work as Governor of North Carolina after my teacher gave a lecture about education reform. Governor Hunt Jr., I find your work very inspiring to me with making a great difference to make society better.
When you were Governor of North Carolina, I was very proud of you for supporting Equal Rights Amendment to help protect people from being discriminated based on gender even though the state legislators didn’t pass the amendment. However, I am proud of your commitment to being an advocate to advance on Civil Rights to make it stronger to protect people who are different from discrimination. On education I was very inspired by your work on education reform to make education a better place for people to learn by creating programs to help kindergartens get an education, improve special education to help people with disabilities, and have courses with initiative programs to help improve student’s performances on different subjects. I liked your work on creating Smart Start program where you help non-profit organizations worked together with your state to help children including early childhood and who are low-income with family support, health care, and assistance to help them get an education. Your work on education reform and advocating to advanced on Civil Rights is common sense and makes a great example of what society needs.
Governor Hunt Jr., I had the pleasure with enjoyment of studying your work for my history class. I was very amazed by your commitment to find ways to improve education through reform like making special education stronger to assist people with disabilities, have programs o help kindergartens get education they need, and have courses with other resources to help students perform better on different subjects. Also I thought you did a great job partnering non-profit organizations to assist children including early childhood with assistance they need. Another thing I appreciate your commitment by advocating to make Civil Rights stronger to help protect people who are different like me from being discriminated. From my opinion with a strong interest in history I strongly believe that you really made a great difference for society with your idea for education reform and advocating for Civil Rights. Governor Hunt Jr., I am proud to call you a great role model for me because your work on achievements really helps me get motivated to work on my disability with finding different alternative ways to learn new subjects with having a passion for history. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, inspiring me with your work, and making a great difference for society with history. I want to wish you well at Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice, LLP where you can expand on different ideas to promote reform to help improve society.
Matthew B. Winick
The Honorable Jimmy Carter
Office of Jimmy Carter
The Carter Center
453 Freedom Parkway, NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
Dear President Carter,
My name is Matthew Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan and I wanted to send my story about working hard on my disability and how you inspire me to work on my goals. Also your work on improving Civil Rights to protect people from discrimination and advocating for people to have human rights really helps give me confidence that there can be a better future for people who suffer from discrimination and people with disabilities like me. President Carter, I have Autism with a learning disability. Having a disability is hard for me because I have trouble comprehending on learning new subjects, it takes me long time to complete a certain task, and sometimes I get teased about my disability. I have a strong interest in studying history and government. In history including government I like to study how famous people including different U.S. Presidents like you work hard to have great achievements or use their ideas to make a world a better place. When I study history it helps me feel motivated to work hard when times are hard for me to comprehend and understand the need for ideas to make a future a better place like advance on Civil Rights to end discrimination for people who are different, protect the environment by using renewable energy with environment protection, the need for human rights and peace negotiations to reduce tension with different countries, and many others.
President Carter, I was able to understand and able to comprehend when I visited the Jimmy Carter Presidential Museum in Atlanta, Georgia. The museum had great technology, which helped me comprehend when visiting different exhibits like subtitles including close captioning when watching videos of your speeches, audio technology helped me when reading different exhibits by reading it back to me, and using touch screens which helped me process different details. Your museum really made a great difference for me because it really helped me with Autism and a learning disability to comprehend on understanding the exhibits and learning more about your work as President. I really like your achievements like the Panama Canal Treaty which gave back the canal to them which helped avoid conflict with them and Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty which ended the war between both of them by allowing Egypt to have the Sinai Territory along with the treaty it became the first Middle East peace. These achievements by working with these countries by negotiating really made a great difference for history and the world by reducing tensions. Your domestic achievements gave me confidence to feel proud that you cared about the country. I liked your goals to heal the country. For example you pardon Vietnam War draft resisters to give the American people confidence and that the Vietnam War was over. Also when you were President I was amazed when you improve Civil Rights by appointing women and minorities to government position including judicial system. I was amazed about your environmental record to protect Alaska Wilderness by the Federal Government through Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act and a Superfund Bill to clean toxic chemicals, which were dumped or accidentally released by industries. Another thing I liked about your presidency was that you advocated for renewable energy like solar, wind, biofuel, and energy efficient products to reduce our dependence on foreign oil including oil and gas.
President Carter, from my strong interest in history perspective with Autism including a learning disability you really made a great difference in history, in our country, and the world by supporting Civil Rights to protect people who are different from being discriminated, work with other countries by working on negotiations to reduce tensions or getting risk to have a war, protecting the environment from toxic chemicals or pollution, advocating for renewable energy with alternative energy as an energy source to reduce our addiction to oil and gas, advancing on Civil Rights to end discrimination, and emphasizing the need for human rights to give people an equal opportunity. I am proud to call you a great president and one of my favorite presidents of America. I hope you get a chance to read my story about my struggle with a disability and my goals for history. My story is my gift for you for your 90th birthday. I’m also proud of putting you in my story as an influential person who makes a great difference. Please feel free to share you story with Ms. Rosalynn Carter.
Matthew B. Winick
ASA Music LLC
Dear Members of Spica (Jiwon, Bohyung, Boa, Sihyun, and Narae)
My name is Matthew Winick, an Asian American who likes listening to K-pop and also likes to study history. The main reason I like listening to K-pop is because different artists and groups help inspire me to be interested in playing music on my Clarinet, they including this group help me help motivated with inspiration on me to learn new things when I struggle with Autism and a learning disability, and I find the songs to be interesting with catchy and humor. Having a disability has been hard for me because I have trouble comprehending on learning new subjects and I get teased by other people. I even enjoy reading K-pop news because I really enjoy learning more about artist with group’s personality, how they overcome their struggle to succeed, how they make a difference in the world by promoting healthy lifestyles, giving advice to help other people, and advocating to help people with disabilities like me. In 2012 I got excited to hear a K-pop girl group to be created and be named SPICA. When your group debuted in 2012 I started to listen to “Russian Roulette”. “Russian Roulette” and “Potently” songs really got me even more interested to listening to more of your songs. SPICA is a really great K-pop Girl group and I like all the members like you because all of you make a great difference for me and that all of you really make a great pop group to make your songs really catchy, humor, and motivation. My top favorite songs of yours is “Potently”, “I’ll Be There”, “Lonely”, “Russian Roulette”, “You Don’t Love Me”, “I Did It”, and “Ghost”. In 2014 I got really excited when you promote your song called I Did It with ASA Music LLC. “I Did It” was a really great song and I really think that you and the rest of the group did a great job singing English. Congrats on getting “I Did It” to be popular on youtube, in the U.S., and around the world. SPICA, I am sending you a copy of my story about me working hard to overcome my struggle with a disability since my childhood and today. In my story I mention with honoring this group and other K-pop Groups for making a difference for me to be motivated to learn new things and to feel confident that you and many other K-pop groups advocate for people with disabilities’ rights. I was wondering if all of you could get a chance to read it and share it with my favorite K-pop groups. I am proud to be a fan of this group and I am a proud supporter of all the members of the group. I wish all of you well for a New Year with more of your awesome music. SPICA, I have strong confidence that you can make a great difference for the music industry, the world, and history by teach others like me to work hard to overcome struggle or promote diversity. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter and to read my story. I hope someday I can get a chance to see you perform live and get a chance to meet all of you in person to thank you for inspiring me and making a difference.
Matthew B. Winick
Mr. Mark Henn
Walt Disney Animation Studios
500 S. Buena Vista Studios
Burbank, CA 91521
Dear Mr. Henn,
My name is Matt Winick and I am a fan of watching Disney movies. Mr. Henn, your work as an animator and a supervisor animator for Walt Disney Animated studios on making the character into an interesting with humor characteristic to be very inspiring to me. My favorite Disney movies that you worked on as an animator are Mickey’s Christmas Carol, Oliver & Company, Aladdin, The Lion King, Pocahantas, Mulan, and John Henry (American Legends). I thought you did an excellent job making these main characters from the movies that you worked on especially Mulan and John Henry. Mulan and John Henry are my favorite because I like the symbolism of the characters like working not to give up when times are hard and have courage to do the best as you can. I consider Mulan and John Henry to be figures of inspiration to me because I face struggles in life due to having Autism with a learning disability and having a disability is hard for me because other people tease me about having a disability, have trouble comprehending on learning new subjects at a normal pace, and I have trouble speaking sometimes. Watching Mulan and John Henry helps give me confidence to work hard on overcoming my struggles by having courage to work hard with having fun, feeling confident that you can do the best as you can, and that everyday there can be a chance to improve yourself. Mr. Henn, I have an interest in studying history with culture because I’m interested in how diversity with different folk tales made a great difference for society with showing different symbolism. Mulan helped me get interested in studying more Asian culture because I’m Asian American with having an interest in studying Asian history with culture. John Henry got me very interested in learning with studying on how American folk hero or tall tale influences American History.
Mr. Henn, I am truly inspired by your work as an animator and a supervisor animator by making Disney movies become great with creativity, making main characters have interesting personalities with traits, and showing symbolism with these main characters on improving their goals. Also I wanted to say thanks for making the main characters from the movies that you worked on to help inspire me to be motivated to work hard with having courage when times are hard or when working on overcoming my struggles and getting me to be motivated to learn more about culture with how folk tales with folk heroes can influence history. I consider Mulan with John Henry to be heroes with influential to me. Mr. Henn, I want to wish you well on continuing making Disney movies fun to watch and making characters interesting for the future. Also I’m proud to call you a great figure that makes a great difference for Walt Disney goals with dreams and making Walt Disney Animation studios stronger with diversity and making movies creative. Keep up the great work. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter and making a great difference for others like me.