Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Mayor Byron W. Brown of Buffalo, New York

Mayor Byron W. Brown
c/o Office of the Mayor
City of Buffalo
65 Niagara Square, Room 201
Buffalo, NY  14202

Dear Mayor Brown,

My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan with a strong interest in learning history with public policy. In these subjects, I like to learn the need to advance on Civil Rights to reduce discrimination, have education reform to improve learning, protect the environment from pollution, and many others.  Mayor Brown, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as current 62nd Mayor of Buffalo, New York to be very inspiring to me.

In 2005, I was amazed on how you made history by becoming the first African American to become Mayor of Buffalo, New York.   I’m very proud on how you are a strong supporter of protecting women, minorities, and people with disabilities from being discriminated in public places including education. Also on Civil Rights, I like on how you support funding women including minorities businesses to help them compete in the economy, advocate for people with disabilities’ rights, push for laws to combat against hate-crime to protect people who are different, and express the need for equal pay for women.  Funding special education to help students with disabilities get educational accommodations they need, pushing for after school programs to help student get help on their assignments from tutors, working with city council to push for fund to upgrade schools with technology along with renovate the schools to make them safe, implementing Mayor’s Summer Reading program to help improve literacy rates for students including youth who struggle with comprehension, and expanding early childhood education to help young children develop reading skills are great ways to improve education.  On the environment, I liked on how support funds for renewable energy projects (solar, wind, biofuel, and energy efficient projects) to reduce addiction to oil with gas, push for funds to clean up parks including water resources to make them safe for people to use, improve recycling with trash services to help reduce littering while make community clean. Your approach on the criminal justice reform like hiring police officers to patrol the streets including neighborhood to reduce crime, pushing for treatment programs to help drug-users get the care they need, working with law enforcement to find ways to reduce racial profiling, improving to court system to help assist victims of crime or victims of domestic violence get help, and implementing community service to help rehabilitate non-violent offenders including juveniles so they won’t re-offend is common sense.

Mayor Brown, 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 be a strong supporter of Civil Rights and your support for people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on my disability.  Your current role as 62nd Mayor of Buffalo, New York motivates me to continue my interest in learning history with public policy. My future goal is to someday work in history or in public policy to create common sense ideas to make society a better place.  My letter is a gift to you for inspiring to me and for Black History Month to help recognize African Americans who worked hard to make a great impact for society.

I strongly believe that you make a great difference for society in your current role as Mayor of Buffalo, New York. Mayor Brown, I’m proud on how you work hard to improve education, to make Civil Rights stronger,  to have a better environment, and many others.  I was wondering if you could explain your favorite achievements as Mayor and to share some advice about working hard on a disability.  Here is a picture of me as a gift to you for inspiring me.  Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, making a great difference for society with common sense ideas, and inspiring me. I wish you well to continue to make great progress in your current role.


Matt Winick

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