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Ms. Lupita Nyong’o
c/o John Golden Theatre
252 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
Dear Ms. Nyong’o,
My name is Matt Winick with a strong interest in studying history and I’m a fan of your work as an actress and as an activist. In 12 Years of a Slave, I thought you did a great job playing Patsey because I liked on how you made Patsey a strong character who works hard to overcome her struggles as a slave during the Civil War era and how she develops a friendship with Solonom when he gets captured where he is put into slavery. 12 Years of Slave was a great movie because I enjoyed learning about how slaves struggled in slavery in the Civil War and learning about Solomon including Patsey’s life with their struggles. Also the movie really showed about the need to not repeat the same mistakes in the past and a strong need to end slavery to help give people equal opportunity. Ms. Nyong’o, I enjoyed watching Shuga, an MTV drama show where it talks about the need to reduce HIV/AIDs and ways to prevent it in Africa. Your documentary In My Genes that you directed was great because it did a great job explaining about Kenya, express the need to end discrimination in Kenya, and how the Kenya albino population in Kenya are being discriminated. In My Genes, I liked on how you gave people who are discriminated due to a simple genetic anomaly a chance to share their story about how they work hard on overcoming different struggles. Besides your work as an actress and as a producer, I find your activism truly inspiring to me. I like on how you advocate to help protect elephants globally from being hunted by poachers, working with WildAid organization to help educate the world about the need to protect the environment including wildlife with endangered species, and advocating in Kenya for equal rights including women’s rights, and funding on the arts.
Your work in 12 Years of Slave got me really interested in trying to read the book to continue learning about what slavery was like. Also your role in that movie gave me motivation to continue studying American History to learn not to repeat the same mistakes in the past, understand to need to advance on Civil Rights including equal rights to reduce discrimination, have diversity to make society better, and many others. Your work on creating the documentary In My Genes, starring in Shuga MTV show, and being an activist to help Africa especially Kenya including the world really got me interested to take a course at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan called African History. In my African History class, I enjoy learning about different countries in Africa, history of how it was colonized by other countries which later changed, different rulers of African countries, and how discrimination in Africa causes problem. I enjoyed taking the class and had fun learning about African History. My future goal is to use history as a tool to teach people about the need to improve society with having equal rights to reduce discrimination or work in a museum to find ways to make education with history easy to motivate people to learn.
Ms. Nyong’o, I strongly believe that you make a great difference as an actress and as an activist to make society including history a better place. You and your work inspire me to continue learning history and understand the need to end discrimination to give people who are different equal rights. Here is $5 as a donation for you to use to help Kenya and Africa get the care they need. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great difference, and inspiring me. I wish you well on your Broadway “Eclipsed.”
Attorney Roxanne Conlin
c/o Roxanne Conlin & Associates, P.C.
319 7th Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Dear Attorney Conlin,
My name is Matthew Winick with a strong interest in learning history, public policy, and criminal justice system. The main reason I enjoy learning these subjects is to learn the need to advance on Civil Rights to help protect people who are different from being discriminated, protect the environment from pollution, combat against political corruption to improve public trust, and many others. My main goal from learning these subjects is to someday teach history to help people learn the need to improve society and help work with other people on creating good policies to make a great difference. Attorney Conlin, I find your work as former U.S. Attorney for the South District of Iowa to be very inspiring to me.
In 1977, I liked on how you made history by becoming the first woman to be appointed as U.S. Attorney by President Jimmy Carter. In your role as U.S. Attorney, I was very proud on how you were a strong supporter of supporting Civil Rights and prosecuting discriminatory practices to help protect minorities, women, and people with disabilities from being discriminated. Your approach to combating against drug crime by prosecuting drug dealers with putting them behind bars while advocating for drug treatment programs to help drug addicts get the treatment they need to reduce getting addicted again is a common sense approach. Another thing I liked in your role as U.S. Attorney was on how you prosecuted public officials like legislators, politicians, and judicial members who accept bribes or who commit corruption. After you left your role as U.S. Attorney, I am very proud of you for your commitment to be a advocate for women’s rights to be protected from being discriminated based on gender or losing right to choose. Another thing that I liked is how you are an advocate for people with disabilities’ rights and support protecting them from being discriminated in education, jobs, and public places.
Attorney Conlin, I have Autism with a learning disability. Having a disability is hard for me because I have trouble with comprehending on learning different subjects and many others. Your work as a U.S. Attorney, supporting Civil Rights, and supporting people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on Autism and helps me feel safe when I get teased. In 2014, I enjoyed taking Intro to Criminal Justice, a criminal justice class at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In the class I enjoyed learning about how the court system works, Miranda Rights, law enforcement, civil liberties, and many others. Also my criminal justice instructor explained to me and worked with me on creating ideas to reform the criminal justice system liked funding DNA testing with forensic science to reduce wrongful conviction, have treatment programs to help drug addicts get treatment they need, have community service for non-violent offenders including juveniles to help rehabilitate so they won’t re-offend, the need for community relations with law enforcement to reduce tensions, have a commission to investigate corruption in judicial or law enforcement , and many others. Your role as U.S. Attorney really inspired me to be interested in continuing learning history and have an interest in learning about the criminal justice with the need for reform. My letter is a gift to you to help honor Women History Month for March because I strongly believe that you make a great difference in society.
I strongly believe that you really make a great difference in your role as a U.S. Attorney and as an advocate for people who are different. You have truly inspired me to work hard on Autism and continue learning history including the need to reform the criminal justice system. Here is a picture of me as a gift to you for inspiring me. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great difference, and inspiring me.
Matthew B. Winick
Ms. Kelli Giddish
“Law And Order: SVU- Season 17” (Until March 20 2016)
c/o Wolf Films
2nd Floor, Suite 215
23rd St. & Hudson River Park
New York, NY 10011
Dear Ms. Giddish,
My name is Matt Winick and I am a fan of your acting. My favorite tv shows that you played in were All My Children and Chase. In All My Children, I thought you did a great job portraying Di Henry because I liked on how you made her have an interesting traits like turning from doing bad things to trying to make a great change to do good things including getting second chances to find friendships. After you left All My Children, I got excited when you starred in NBC crime Drama Chase. I really enjoyed watching Chase because I enjoyed the plot of the show about U.S. Marshalls in Texas where they catch criminals including fugitives who committed a crime. I enjoyed watching every episodes because I really enjoyed learning about how U.S. Marshals work together to solve cases, how each members of the team have different techniques, and enjoyed learning more about U.S. Marshal Annie Frost. Ms. Giddish, I thought you did an excellent job acting as U.S. Marshal Annie Frost because I liked on how you made her have great traits like working hard to make sure that her team works together when dealing with a crime, showing compassion on victims of crime to help them get justice they need, and how she works hard to understand her own life. I was sad when the show got cancelled because I enjoyed watching every episode and I really thought you did an excellent job playing for the first time as a law enforcement.
Ms. Giddish, I am proud to consider you one of my favorite tv actress because you do such a great job making your characters in different tv shows. I’m very proud that you got a chance to star in a crime drama show called Chase. Even though it got cancelled I was really amazed on how hard you worked to make crime drama fun to watch. Your acting career in TV got me motivated to be interested in watching different drama and to watch reruns of Chase. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter and working hard to make TV shows a great to watch. I wish you well on continuing filming Law And Order SVU and I hope someday you can have your own crime drama show.
I sent my letter praising U.S. Senator Tim Johnson with how he inspires me to his son who is Former U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson who works at Robin Kaplan law firm in Minnesota so he can forward my letter to his father Senator Tim Johnson
U.S. Senator Tim Johnson
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Dear U.S. Senator Johnson,
My name is Matthew Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan and I have a strong interest in studying history and public policy. In these subjects I like to learn the need to advance on Civil Rights to help protect people who are different from being discriminated, have healthcare reform to help people get the medical care they need, protect the environment from pollution, a strong need for job training programs to help train workers or youth to develop job skills to improve the economy, and many others. The main reason I’m writing a letter is because I find your work as Former U.S. House of Representative for South Dakota at-large district and as Former U.S. Senator from South Dakota to be very inspiring to me and your work helped make a great difference for me.
When you served as U.S. House of Representative from South Dakota At-large district, I liked on how you supported the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 to help protect people with disabilities from being discriminated in education and public places. In the U.S. Senate, I liked on how you worked with moderate Republicans to pass the American Recovery Act, a stimulus package to create job-training programs to help train youth including workers to develop job skills and to help them find a job. In both of your roles, I was very proud of your commitment to be a strong supporter for Civil Rights, expanding legislation to combat against hate-crime, and pushing for equal pay legislation to help protect minorities, women, people with disabilities, and people with different sexual orientation from discrimination. During the 2010 healthcare debate, I was amazed on how you had the courage to vote and support the Affordable Care Act to help people with pre-existing conditions get coverage they need, allow children to stay on their parent’s health insurance until they turn 26, and ended discrimination for women in insurance. You had a great record on protecting the environment by getting funds for renewable energy like wind, solar, biofuel, and energy efficient products to reduce addiction to oil with gas and supporting conservation programs to help protect national parks including rivers and lakes from being polluted.
I have Autism with a learning disability and having a disability is hard for me because I have trouble comprehending on learning different subjects and have trouble with communication. Your support for The American With Disabilities Act of 1990 helped benefit me by helping me get an education and helped expand Civil Rights to protect me from being discriminated. The ADA helped set up accommodations like extra time on exams, have a T.A. or tutor work with me on different subjects, allow different educational software including a recorder to help assist me on improving comprehension along with note-taking. Also the ADA helped me get an education in elementary school through my community college. In 2009 the American Recovery Act helped me get into a job-training program called the B-side of Arts in Michigan at EMU college of Business. At my job-training program they had lectures about how business works, had classes to help youth including other people learn different job skills, and learned how to work on resumes including practicing job interviews. As a result of the American Recovery Act, I developed job skills and it helped prepare me to get a full-time job. Your support for The Affordable Care Act helped me stay on my parent’s health insurance until I turn 26 since I’m 25 years old. Without the ACA I would have trouble affording health insurance on my own.
U.S. Senator Johnson, I strongly believe that you made a great difference in your role as U.S. House of Representative of South Dakota At-Large and as three-term U.S. Senator from South Dakota on many issues. I wanted to say thank you for your support on these different legislation because it helped benefit me to develop job-skills for the future, help me get protected from being discriminated based on a disability in education including public places, and assisting me on staying on my parent’s health insurance. You have inspired me to continue learning history, public policy, and even work hard on Autism. I wish you and your family including your son Brendan Johnson well for the future and for the new year. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great difference for our country, and inspiring me including supporting legislation to help me. I hope that you can use this letter including a picture of me to remind yourself on how you made a great difference for me with your achievements. Have a Happy New Year
Matthew B. Winick