Monday, September 18, 2017

Mayor Jon Mitchell of New Bedford, Massachusetts

Mayor Jon Mitchell
c/o Office of the Mayor
City Hall
133 William Street
New Bedford, MA  02740

Dear Mayor Mitchell,

My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan with a strong interest in learning history, social justice, and many other subjects. In these subjects, I enjoy understanding the need for Civil Rights to be stronger to reduce discrimination,  have environmental protection to reduce pollution,  and many others. Mayor Mitchell, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as Mayor of New Bedford, Massachusetts to be very inspiring to me.

In your current role as Mayor of New Bedford, Massachusetts, I’m very proud on how you are a strong supporter of Civil Rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, supporting funds to help women including minorities compete in the economy, and pushing for laws to combat against hate-crime to help protect minorities including people who are different.  Expanding job-training programs to help train youth including workers to develop work-skills to help prepare them for the economy and encouraging businesses to hire women, minorities, and people with disabilities to work for them is common sense to improve the economy.  On education, I liked on how you created New Bedford Reads, a program to help youth including educators use different tools to improve literacy, provided funds for special education to help students with disabilities get the educational accommodations they need, and worked with public schools to expand after school programs to help youth get assistance on their assignments from tutors.  Pushing for renewable resource projects to help reduce addiction to oil with gas, working with seafood industries including businesses located near the coast to find ways to combat against pollution in the coast of New Bedford to help protect their businesses while protect the environment,  and pushing for funds to help clean parks including water resources to make them safe for people to use is common sense to protect the environment.  Also in your role as Mayor of New Bedford I really like on how you are an advocate for the need for immigration reform to help protect immigrants including refugees from being oppressed, working with law enforcement including minorities communities to find ways to reduce racial profiling, working with city services including local communities to create more ethnic with diversity festivals to help teach people about the need for diversity, and providing funds to help preserve historical sites with museums to help improve educating people about history while improve tourism.  Also I like your work in the U.S. Conference of Mayors as Chair of the Energy Committee for the U.S. Conference of Mayors where you work with other U.S. Mayors from different political affiliation on finding ways to combat against climate change and team up with different U.S. Mayors to advocate for Civil Rights, social justice, and people with disabilities’ rights.

Mayor Mitchell, I have autism with a learning disability. Having a disability is hard for me because I have trouble comprehending on learning different advance subjects, sometimes I struggle to communicate my thoughts, and get teased.  Your commitment to be a strong supporter of Civil Rights including people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on my disability.  On TheNewDeal website about progressives who are working hard to push for common sense ideas, I enjoy reading your articles about the need to expand on renewable energy to reduce addiction to oil with gas,  the need to expand Civil Rights to reduce discrimination, and have job-training programs to help teach people about work skills while fix the economy.  Also your role in the U.S. Conference of Mayors on serving in some of the committees and teaming up with different U.S. Mayors to push for common sense ideas like Civil Rights, social justice, environmental protection, and many others made me develop an interest in learning about different U.S. Mayors and have an interest in learning about the organization.  Many different U.S. Mayors including you and this organization really inspires me to work hard on my disability. Another thing is your role as mayor of New Bedford, Massachusetts motivates me to continue my interest in learning history including social justice. My future goal is to work in history to help emphasize the need to make Civil Rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, improve social justice, and many others.

I strongly believe that you are making a great difference in your current role. Also I’m very proud on how you are working hard with the U.S. Conference of Mayors including other U.S. Mayors to improve society.  You have inspired me to work hard on my disability,  develop an interest in learning about the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and to be motivated to continue to learn different subjects especially history. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, making a great impact on society, and inspiring me.

Matt Winick
Received a The City of New Bedford, Massachusetts pin with the letter

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