Ms. Debra Wong Yang
c/o Gibson, Dunn LLP
333 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071-3197
Dear Ms. Yang
My name is Matthew Winick, an Asian American from Ann Arbor, Michigan with a strong interest in studying history, public policy, and social justice. These subjects are my favorite to learn the need to advance on Civil Rights to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, help protect victims from crime, and have diversity to make society stronger. Ms. Yang, I find your work on helping the Asian American community and later as U.S. Attorney for Central District of California very inspiring to me.
When you served as President of The Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles, California I was very proud on how you implemented creating the museum to help educate people about Asian American history including how they overcome their struggles in order to help show awareness about Asian American communities, how they made a great difference in our country, and help make learning a better place. Under the Asian American Bar Association, I liked on how you helped advocate for minorities, gender, people with disabilities, and Asian Americans to get assistance on the bar exams. In your role as U.S. Attorney for Central District of California, I liked on how you pushed for strict hate crime laws to help protect minorities, gender, people with disabilities, and people with different preferences from being targeted by a hate crime. To reduce crime and make society safe, I liked on how you handled ending the arson case where you prosecuted an arson investigator from Glendale for setting fires in the state of California and prosecuted the first federal carjacking case in California. After you left your role as U.S. Attorney position, I was very proud on how you continue being a true advocate to make Civil Rights stronger, helping show more awareness in Asian including Asian American culture, and supporting victim’s rights including people with disabilities rights.
In March 2015, I went to visit the Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles and I enjoyed visiting the museum. The reason I enjoyed visiting the museum was because the exhibits were well organized from history of China, life of Chinese in America in the early years including the Gold Rush, the struggles that the Chinese immigrants including Chinese American face with discrimination in America with how they work hard to overcome it, and how Chinese Americans are making history or making a difference for the Asian American community. The museum did a great job helping me understand more about their culture with their diversity. Also I enjoyed seeing a replica of Sung Wing Wo General Store and Herb Shop where I got to learn about what it was like for Chinese to do business in America and to learn how different herbs are used to help benefit people. Having Autism is hard because I have trouble comprehending on learning different subjects, sometimes I struggle with speech when communicating with other people, and sometimes I get teased by other people. As an Asian American with a disability, I struggle to fit in with other Asian Americans including Asians because they tease me about how I don’t fit well with them based on having a disability including struggle with learning advance subjects. However, your work on helping show awareness about Asian Americans including Asians, advocating for the need to advance on Civil Rights, and supporting people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on my disability which is Autism with a learning disability and to be confident about being an Asian American with an interest in studying history including their culture.
Ms. Yang, I strongly believe that you made a great difference for society including history in your roles as President of Chinese American Museum and later as U.S. Attorney For Central District of California on helping show awareness about Asian including Asian American culture, supporting Civil Rights to reduce discrimination, advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, and prosecuting cases to reduce crime. You have made an impact on me to become interested in history, being confident about being an Asian American with having an interest in their background, and working hard on Autism. I’m proud to call you a true role model for me. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, making a great difference from your work, and inspiring me. I wish you well on continuing being an advocate to make society better with equal opportunity and helping Asians including Asian Americans get awareness.
Matthew B. Winick