Monday, July 2, 2018

75th Governor Roy Cooper of North Carolina


Governor Roy Cooper
c/o Office of the Governor
20301 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC  27699-0301
Dear Governor Cooper,

My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan with a strong interest in learning history and social justice.  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.  Governor Cooper, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as former North Carolina Attorney General and as current 75th Governor of North Carolina to be very inspiring to me.

When you were 49th North Carolina Attorney General from 2001-2017, I liked on how you prosecuted people who committed hate crime to help protect minorities including people with disabilities, went after public officials that were corrupt or accepted illegal bribes, and many others. In January 2017, I wanted to say congrats on winning the 2016 North Carolina gubernatorial election to become the 75th Governor of North Carolina.  In your current role as Governor of North Carolina , I truly appreciate on how you are a strong supporter of Civil Rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights,  expanding laws to combat against hate-crime to help protect minorities including people who are different, and expressing the need for equal pay for women to help protect them from being discriminated based on gender.   To improve the economy, I liked on how you expand on job training programs to help train youth including workers to develop work-skills to help prepare for the economy, advocate for the need to raise the minimum wage to help minimum wage workers afford to live when both political parties aren’t in favor of it, and push for laws to improve worker’s conditions to help protect them on the job.   On education, I like on how you worked hard to push for funds to improve special education to help students with disabilities get the educational resources they need, expand on after school programs for youth get help on their assignments from tutors, and advocate for the need to increase funds for public schools including teachers pay to help make schools safe for students, make educational classes ranging from science, math, history, and arts to be diverse for people to learn.   Supporting funds for renewable energy resources to help reduce addiction to oil with gas, working with other city mayors to help provide funds to clean parks including water resources to make them safe for people to use,  and implementing more environmental education to help teach people about the need to protect the environment while explain the benefits of the environment is common sense to protect the environment.  Your approach on criminal justice reform like expand on drug treatment programs to help drug-users get the care they need to reduce drug abuse, signed laws to help protect victims of domestic violence or victims of crime get protection order from judges, and express the need for more funds in DNA testing including forensic science to reduce sending an innocent person to jail while solve cases efficiently. Another thing that I liked about your work as Governor Of North Carolina is how  you advocate for  ethics reform to ban gifts to public officials including staff from lobbyist,   signed the STOP Act, to help combat against opioids abuse, and pushed for a bill to install cameras on school buses to help protect safety of students including reduce drivers who illegally pass a school buses.

Governor Cooper, 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.  Also your role as 49th North Carolina Attorney General and as current 75th Governor of North Carolina 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, improve social justice to make communities safe, and many others.  My letter is a gift to you for inspiring me and to wish you a Happy Birthday for June 13th.  Another thing to add is I find your wife First Lady Kristin Cooper’s work on advocating for Civil Rights including people with disabilities’ rights, expressing the need to improve social justice to be very inspiring to me.

I strongly believe that you are making a great difference for society including our country. I’m very proud on how you are working hard to support Civil Rights, improve social justice, and protect the environment.  You have inspired me to work hard on my disability and to continue to learn history with social justice.  I have included a letter to your wife First Lady Cooper to explain how she inspires me and I was wondering if you could please give it to her.  Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to push for common sense ideas when politics gets difficult, and inspiring me.  I wish you the best to continue to make a great impact on society.


Matt Winick

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