Monday, June 12, 2017

Mayor Catherine Pugh of Baltimore, Maryland

Mayor Catherine Pugh
c/o Office of The Mayor
Baltimore City Hall
100 N. Holiday Street, Room 250
Baltimore, MD  21202

Dear Mayor Pugh,

My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan with a strong interest in learning history, social justice, and public policy. In these subjects, I like understanding the importance of the need to make Civil Rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, improve public safety, and many others. Mayor Pugh, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as current role as 50th Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland to be very inspiring to me.

In your current role as 50th Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland I like on how you are a strong supporter of protecting women, minorities, and people with disabilities from being discriminated in education and public places. Also on Civil Rights, I like on how you advocate for people with disabilities’ rights, support funds for women including minorities businesses to help them compete in the economy, express the need for women to have equal pay, and push for laws to combat against hate-crime to protect people who are different. Expanding job-training programs to help train youth including workers to help them develop work skills to prepare them for the workforce and encouraging businesses including small businesses to hire minorities, women, people with disabilities, and LGBT are great ways to improve the economy.  On the environment, I like on how you are supporting renewable energy sources to help reduce addiction to oil with gas while reduce pollution, push for funds to clean parks including water resources to make them safe for people to use, and create a volunteering program to help citizens of Baltimore clean up the community to reduce littering.  Funding special education to help students with disabilities get educational resources to help them, pushing for funds for the arts including diversity program to make education diverse, expanding after school programs to help students get help on their assignments or help keep them from getting into gangs is common sense.  Your approach on social justice like implement treatment programs to help drug-users get the care they need, work with minorities communities along with law enforcement to find ways to reduce racial profiling, and express the need to help people who are low-income or are homeless find shelter are great ways to improve social justice while improve public safety. Another thing that I like about your work as mayor is how you are providing funds to help preserve historical sites including other attractions to help improve tourism while make learning a better place, expanding on volunteering programs to help engage youth to help their community, and pushing more festivals that feature diversity or the arts to help make communities understand the importance of diversity.  

Mayor Pugh, 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 be a continuous supporter of people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on my disability.  Also your commitment to find ways to improve social justice motivates me to have an interest in watching documentaries including read some short articles about the need for criminal justice reform, reduce racial profiling along with police abuse, and many others.   Another thing is your role as current mayor of Baltimore, Maryland drives me to continue my interest in learning history, public policy, and social justice. My future goal in these subjects is to continue to visit historical sites including museums or national parks to help engage myself in learning,  watch documentaries including read short articles that focus on these subjects to help me be creative, and learn on how many different U.S. Mayors including you continue to find ways to improve society.

I strongly believe that you care making a great difference in your current role. I’m proud on how you are working hard to improve social justice, make Civil Rights stronger, and many others. You have inspired me to work hard on my disability, have an interest in learning about social justice, and be motivated to continue to learn history with public policy. I was wondering if you could please share with me what it is like being Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland and your goals to improve it. 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 to your role as Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland.


Matt Winick

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