State Representative Donna Lasinski
c/o Capitol Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
Dear State Representative Lasinski,
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 to learn the need for Civil Rights to be stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, and many others. State Representative Lasinski, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as Michigan State Representative from 52nd District be very inspiring to me and how I enjoyed your speech at the Women’s March 2017 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
In your current role as Michigan State Representative from 52nd District, I really appreciate on how you are a strong supporter of Civil Rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, supporting the need for equal pay for women to help protect them from being discriminated in pay, and expressing the need to expand laws to combat against hate-crime to help protect minorities including people who are different. On the environment, I like on how you are a strong supporter of funding renewable energy projects to help reduce addiction to oil with gas, support the need for an investigation in the Flint water crisis to help people who live in Michigan including in Flint get help from toxic water, and express support to funds help protect parks, water resources, and public lands from being polluted. Your approach on the economy like advocating for the need to raise the minimum wage to help minimum wage workers afford to live and supporting the need to expand job-training programs to help train youth including workers to develop work skills to help prepare for the workforce is common sense. Another thing that I like about your work in the Michigan state legislature is how you are a strong supporter of women’s right to have healthcare, advocate for the Health Care Bill of Rights to help people with pre-existing conditions or people who can’t afford health insurance get the medical care they need, and support funs to help special education and different resources to help people with disabilities get the help they need with accommodations.
State Representative Lasinski, 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 continuous strong support for Civil Rights including people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on my disability. In January 2017, I went to the Women’s March in Ann Arbor Rally and I listened to your speech. In your speech you did an excellent job speaking about being a first woman in your family to get an education, expressing the need to help protect women’ rights from being taken away, supporting the idea of equal pay for women, and many others. Also your role as Michigan State Representative gives me motivation to continue to learn history and social justice. My future goal is to someday work in these areas to help emphasize the need to make Civil Rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, and many others.
I strongly believe that you are making a great difference in the Michigan state legislature. I’m very proud on how you are a continuous supporter of Civil Rights, protect the environment, advocate for women’s rights, and improve social justice. You really did a great job speaking at the Women’s March in Ann Arbor. You really inspire me to work hard on my disability, listen to your speech, and to continue to learn history with social justice. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to support with advocate for common sense ideas when the political environment is difficult, and inspiring me. I hope that you can continue to advocate for common sense ideas and give more speeches in Ann Arbor, MI to help inspire many people like me.