Saturday, January 14, 2017

Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation

Executive Director Marion Smith
c/o Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation
300 New Jersey Avenue, NW 
Washington, D.C.  20001

Dear Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation and Executive Director Smith,

My name is Matthew Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan with a strong interest in learning history, world culture, and public policy.  In these subjects, I like to learn the need to make Civil Rights to reduce discrimination to help protect people who are different from being discriminated, the need for human rights to help protect people’s rights from being oppressed by oppressive countries, need for immigration reform to help immigrants including illegal immigrants and refugees from being oppressed, and many others.  The main reason, I’m writing this organization a letter is to explain how I find this organization to be very inspiring to me and give a small donation to help fund this organization to help your goal to have a museum to help honor the victims who suffer from Communism including teach people about the need for human rights.

Executive Director Smith, 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.  Another thing that I struggle with a disability is losing friends, sometimes I get kicked out from social groups, have trouble finding friends, and people use bigotry or prejudice on me based on a disability. History is one of my favorite subjects because it motivates me to work hard on my disability, learn not to repeat the same mistakes in the past, learn the need to advance on Civil Rights to reduce discrimination, need for diversity to make society better, protect women’s rights from being oppressed, the need for emphasizing human rights, and immigration reform. I enjoy looking at the website of Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation because it does a great job explaining the need to end oppression including communism to help educate people about the need for human rights, the video of testimonials of witnesses who explain their stories about struggles with communism countries, and learn history of how people who work hard to advocate for democracy or human rights when they are victims of communism.  This organization is a true inspiration to me to work hard on my disability including work hard when I face different obstacles, continue my interest in learning history, and help me learn more about the need to honor victims of communism.  

Executive Director Smith, I wanted to say that I’m proud on how you and Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation are working hard to advocate for human rights and help educate many people like me to learn more history including the need to end oppression. On the website, I was reading about your goal to build a museum to help honor victims of communism including explain the history to help people learn about the need to have democracy and I agree with you. I strongly believe that in history and currently that it is important to help educate people about the need to have human rights, have immigration reform, and reduce oppression.  I’m including a $5 donation to help fund the museum project.  I hope that my donation can help you and this organization’s goal.  Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, inspiring me, and accepting my donation. 


Matthew B. Winick

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation sent me a book "The Barefoot Lawyer: A Blind Man's Flight for Justice and  Freedom in China" by Mr. Chen along with the letter

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