Monday, July 24, 2017

Board of Supervisor Jane Kim of San Francisco, California

Supervisor Jane Kim
c/o City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244
San Francisco, CA  94102-4689
Dear Supervisor Kim,

My name is Matt Winick, an Asian American from Ann Arbor, Michigan with a strong interest in studying history and public policy. The main reason I have a strong interest in these areas is to learn the need to advance on Civil Rights to help protect people who are different from being discriminated, protect the environment from pollution, need to have healthcare reform to help people who can’t afford insurance get the health care they need, and many others.  My main goal for the future is to use what I learn to work on creating ideas to improve society or teach people about the need to make society a better place.  Supervisor Kim, I find your work as Board of Education and currently as San Francisco Board of Supervisor from District 6th to be very inspiring to me.

 When you served as Board of Education, I liked your commitment to improve education by pushing for more ethnic studies program to help educate students about how diversity including culture play a role in society, help educate people about different ethnic history, and show awareness about women including minorities.  I liked on how you made history by becoming the first Korea-American to become Board of Supervisor in the nation. In current your role as San Francisco Board of Supervisor from District 6th, I like on how you support expanding on Civil Rights to help protect women, minorities, people with disabilities, and people with different sexual orientation from being discriminated. Also on Civil Rights, I like your commitment to being an advocate to help protect people with disabilities’ rights from being weakened, support funds to help women including minorities businesses compete in the economy, support the need for equal pay for women, and work with minorities communities to find ways to reduce racial profiling.  To help reduce crime, I was very proud on how you pushed for a police substation to be in your district to help reduce crime in your district including having law enforcement play more assistance to help victims of crime get the care they need.  On public education, I liked on how you led the Public Education and Enrichment Fund to be passed and strengthened it to provide funding for school libraries, arts, sports, music and special education to make education diverse, provide educational resources to help engage students to learn, and to help students with disabilities get assistance on getting an education.  Pushing for more medical staff to work in homeless shelters and pushing for more medical supplies to assist homeless including people who can’t afford health insurance get the care they need, supporting treatment programs to help assist people with disabilities or help drug users get care they need, and expressing the need to protect people who are poor from the abuse of rent owner set for living cost is common sense for social justice.  To protect the environment, I liked on how pushed for funding renewable energy like wind, solar, biofuel, and energy efficient products as energy sources to reduce pollution and create bicycle paths to encourage reducing air pollution from vehicles and to improve public safety when bicyclist are riding bikes in the streets.  Another thing that I really like about your work as current role as Board of Supervisor is how you are pushing for funds to help Asian American communities to help repair them, advocate for Asian Americans with disabilities’ rights, and support diversity programs to help address Asian American culture with their awareness.

Supervisor Kim, 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 with communication when I speak with other people, and get teased.  Your commitment to be a strong supporter of Civil Rights and support people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on my disability. Another thing that I struggle with is being an Asian American with a disability when Asians along with Asian Americans including their parents or social groups tease me due to having a disability where they believe that I don’t meet their standards.  When I face these obstacles it makes me sad. Your role on becoming the first Korean American to be Board of Supervisor, helping Asian American communities get the assistance they need, advocating for Asian Americans with disabilities’ rights, and helping show more awareness about Asian including Asian Americans really inspires me to be continue to being motivated to be a proud to be an Asian American when I face struggles with a disability and to even become more interested in Asian American culture including Asian American awareness.  Also your commitment to improve social justice drives me to be interested in learning more history including the need to improve social justice.  

Supervisor Kim, I strongly believe that you made a great difference as Board of Education and currently as San Francisco Board of Supervisor on different issues.  Your work on supporting Civil Rights, advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, and helping show awareness about Asians including Asian Americans really inspires me to work hard on Autism and to be proud of being an Asian American with a strong interest in learning culture with history. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great difference for society, and inspiring me.   I wish you well to continue to make social justice, Civil Rights, Asian American communities, and many others a better place


Matt Winick

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