Monday, June 5, 2017

Mayor Christopher Coleman of Saint Paul, Minnesota


Mayor Chris Coleman
c/o Office of the Mayor
Saint Paul City Hall
Room 390
15 West Kellogg Blvd.
Saint Paul, MN  55102

Dear Mayor Coleman,

My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan with a strong interest in learning history with public policy. In these subjects, I enjoy understanding the need for Civil Rights to be stronger, protect the environment,  have education reform to make learning environment a better place, and many others.  Mayor Coleman, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your role as 54th Mayor of Saint Paul, Minnesota to be very inspiring to me.

In your current role as 54th Mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota, I’m very proud on how you are a strong supporter of protecting women, minorities, and people with disabilities from being discriminated.  Also on Civil Rights, I like on how you are an advocate for people with disabilities’ rights, push for funds to help women including minorities businesses compete in the economy, launch on initiative on hiring women, minorities, and people with disabilities to work for the city government services, express the need to improve equal pay laws to help women from being discriminated in pay, push for laws to combat against bullying, and support LQBT rights.   Your approach on protecting the environment like support renewable energy sources to reduce addiction to oil with gas, implement electric buses for metro transit to reduce CO2 emissions, push for funds to clean parks including water resources to make them safe for people to use, and encourage businesses to use green technology along with energy efficient products to improve the environment while creating jobs is common sense to make the environment a better place for people including the community.  On the economy, I like your commitment to work hard to improve the economy by expanding on job-training programs to help train youth including workers to develop job-skills to help prepare them for the economy and create Saint Paul Innovation Cabinet, a group with different companies including people with different expertise in technology with science to work with the City of St. Paul to find ways to increase jobs in those areas along with help people with an interest in these subjects to get experience.   On immigration reform, I am proud on how you have the courage to express the need to protect immigrants including refugees from being oppressed and support the need to educate people about the need for diversity.  Funding special education to help students with disabilities’ get education resources they need to learn, expanding after school programs to help youth get help on their assignments from tutors, pushing to expand arts including different diversity programs to make learning diverse, and creating Library Go Program to provide students free access to library’s digital resources like different databases with e-books is common sense for education reform.  Another thing that I like about your work as Mayor is how you provide funds to help preserve attractions including museums to make learning a better place for people, work with law enforcement to combat against hate-crime to protect people who are different, implement treatment programs to help drug users get the care they need so they won’t get addicted, expand programs to help train law enforcement including rescue responders to help prepare them dealing with emergencies, and push for bike paths with sidewalks to protect pedestrians from car accidents.

Mayor Coleman, 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 when people use prejudice on me due to being different or that I don’t meet their standards and have trouble making friends or losing friends.  Your commitment to be a strong supporter of Civil Rights, advocate for people with disabilities’ rights, and push for anti-bullying inspires me to work hard on my disability.  Your work on supporting diversity and expressing the need to protect people from different background motivates me to learn the importance of diversity, learn about social justice through watching documentaries, and  continue to learn more about how Civil Rights is a great factor for society.  Your role as mayor of Saint Paul, Minnesota motivates me to continue my interest in learning history with public policy.  My letter is a gift to you for inspiring me and to help motivate you to continue to make a great difference before you leave office.

Mayor Coleman, I strongly believe that you are making a great difference as Mayor and I’m very proud on how you are working hard to make society a better place. Also you are a true role model for me to continue to work hard on my disability, be motivates to continue learning different subjects especially history, and to write you a letter.  Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, making a great impact on society, and inspiring me. I wish you well to continue to make a great impact before you leave office.

Matt Winick

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