Mayor Sylvester Turner
Office of the Mayor
c/o City of Houston
P.O. Box 1562
Houston, TX 77251
Dear Mayor Turner,
My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan and I have a strong interest in learning 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 discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, improve public safety to make communities safer, and many others. Mayor Turner, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is because I find your work as 62nd Mayor of Houston, Texas to be very inspiring to me.
In your current role as Mayor of Houston, Texas I am very proud on how you are a strong supporter of advancing Civil Rights to help protect women, minorities, and people with disabilities from being discriminated in education, public places, and jobs. Also on Civil Rights, I like on how you are an advocate for people with disabilities’ rights, support funding women including minorities businesses to help them compete in the economy, expand funds to minorities communities to help their communities get the care they need, support LQBT rights to help protect them from being discriminated based on their orientation, express the need for equal pay for women to help protect them from being discriminated in pay based on gender. Hiring police officers to help patrol the city, implementing community policing to have law enforcement work with the community to reduce tensions between them, pushing for the need to reduce racial profiling to help protect minorities or people with different background from being discriminated by law enforcement, funding treatment programs to help drug users get the care they need, and providing community service to help rehabilitate non-violent juveniles including non-violent offenders to help them from re-offending are great ways to reform the criminal justice system while reduce crime. On education, I like on how you funded special education to help students with disabilities get educational accommodations to help them learn better, expand after school programs to help youth get help on their assignments, and provide funding for the arts including history to help make education diverse for learning. Your commitment to protect the environment like funding renewable energy projects to help reduce addiction to oil with gas and providing funds to clean parks including water resources to make them safe for people to use. In order to improve the economy, I am very proud on how you expanded on job-training programs to help train youth including workers to develop job-skills to help them be prepared for the workforce, encourage business including small businesses to use energy efficient projects to help reduce high energy cost, and reduce high fees for small businesses to help them be part of the community. Another thing that I like about your current role as Mayor is how you are a strong advocate for making social justice better by expressing the need to help low-income people get the care they need, make healthcare stronger for people who can’t afford health insurance or have a pre-existing conditions get the care they need, make Civil Rights stronger, the need for reform in government to make it work for the people, and many others.
Mayor Turner, 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. When I struggle with a disability sometimes I lose confidence in myself. Your commitment to be a strong supporter of Civil Rights and be an advocate for people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on my disability and learn the need to work hard on overcoming different challenges. Your advocacy for the need to make social justice a better place motivates me to learn the need for social justice to be a better place for people who are different or from a different class by reading different articles, watching documentaries about the topic, and studying people who advocate for these ideas. Also your work as current Mayor of Houston really motivates me to continue my interest in learning history. My future goal is to someday teach history or work in a museum to emphasize the need to make society a better place and to make social justice a better place for people who are different.
Mayor Turner, I believe that you are making a great difference in your role as Mayor. Also I’m proud on how you work hard to continue to make a great difference in Civil Rights, social justice, and many others. You have inspire me to continue to work hard on my disability, be motivated to continue my interest in learning history, and become interested in learning the need to make social justice a better place. 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. I wish you well to continue your role as Mayor of Houston and to continue to push for common sense ideas to make society including Civil Rights and social justice a better place.