Honorable Carla A. Hills
c/o Hills & Company international Consultants
1850 M Street, NW Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
Dear Honorable Hills,
My name is Matthew Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan with a strong interest in learning history including public policy. In these subjects, I like to understand the need to make Civil Rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, and many others. Honorable Hills, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is because I find your work as 5th U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, as 10th U.S. Trade Representative, and as a moderate Republican to be very inspiring to me.
When President Gerald Ford selected you to serve as 5th U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in his administration, I was very proud on how you accepted his nomination to help our country. In your role as 5th U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, I liked on how you worked with President Ford to push for advancing Civil Rights to help protect women, minorities, and people with disabilities from being discriminated in housing. Another thing is when you served in President Ford’s administration, I was very proud on how you worked the President Ford on working hard to push for the need to help address the need for women’s rights like the need for equal pay, support women’s healthcare, and strengthen laws to help protect women from being discriminated in jobs including education based on gender. Also I liked on how you and President Ford worked hard to push for Equal Rights Amendment to help protect women from being discriminated based on gender even though it didn’t become law and pushed to get All Handicapped Children Act to help Children with disabilities have special education in schools including programs to help them. In your role as 10th U.S. Trade Representative in President George H.W. Bush Administration, I was amazed on how you had the courage to implement the Omnibus Foreign Trade and Competitiveness Act to investigate countries that were doing unfair trade with the U.S. to help protect worker’s rights, find ways to make products safe for consumers to use, make free trade follow environmental protection laws, and many others. After you left your positions, I am very proud on how you continue to advocate for women’s rights, express the need to make Civil Rights stronger, support people with disabilities’ rights, find ways to protect the environment from pollution, and many others as a moderate Republican. During the 2016 Presidential election, I was amazed on how you had the courage to stand up to your own party due to their extreme views and later endorse Hilary Clinton because you believe that she has great experience including believe that a women should be president.
Honorable Hills, I have Autism with a learning disability. Having a disability is hard for me because I have trouble comprehending on learning different subjects, sometimes I struggle to communicate my thoughts, and get teased. Your commitment to support Civil Rights and advocate for people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on my disability. Last year, I went to visit The Gerald Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan and I enjoyed visiting it. I enjoyed learning about President Ford’s life with his presidency, his achievements like Civil Rights, helping south Vietnamese escape from Vietnam when North Vietnam took over, and people who served in his administration. Also in the museum I had a great time learning how you made a great impact in President Ford’s administration. Your role as 5th U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, as 10th U.S. Trade Representative, and as a moderate Republican motivates me to continue my interest in learning history with public policy. My future goal is to use what I learn in history to create common sense ideas to make society a better place.
Honorable Hills, I strongly believe that you made a great difference when you served in the presidential administration. I’m very proud on how you worked hard to make a great difference and have the courage to be a moderate Republican when the Republican party would get too extreme on different issues. Also I enjoyed learning about President Ford’s presidential achievements and how you made a great difference serving in his administration. You have inspired me to work hard on my disability, to continue my interest in learning history, and to learn more about your work. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great difference when there are challenges, and inspiring me. I wish you well and please continue to advocate for common sense ideas to make society a better place.
Matthew B. Winick