Mayor Walter Maddox
c/o Office of the Mayor
P.O. Box 2089
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Dear Mayor Maddox,
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. Mayor Maddox, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as 36th Mayor of Tuscaloosa, Alabama to be very inspiring me.
In your current role as 36th Mayor of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, I truly appreciate on how you are a strong supporter of Civil Rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, supporting funds for minorities including women businesses to help them compete in the economy, and pushing for laws to combat against hate-crime to help protect minorities including people who are different. On the economy, I like on how you expand on job training programs to help train youth including workers to develop work-skills to help prepare them for the workforce and advocate for the need to raise the minimum wage to help minimum wage workers afford to live. Funding special education to help students with disabilities get the educational resources they need to learn, pushing for after school programs to provide students with help on their assignments from tutors, and working with schools to expand on arts including diversity classes to make education diverse to learn is common sense. To protect the environment, I like on how you support funds for renewable energy resources to help reduce addiction to oil with gas, encouraging businesses including residents of Tuscaloosa, Alabama to use energy-efficient products to help reduce pollution while reduce high energy cost, working to improve city services with funds to help clean parks including water resources to make them safe for people to use. During the Tuscaloosa tornado disaster 2011 , I was very proud on how you worked with President Obama and Governor Robert Bentley to provide funds to help repair homes, push for medical supplies to people who were affected by the disasters, and worked to push for more emergency service responders to help people in need. Another thing that I like about your role as Mayor of Tuscaloosa, Alabama is how you worked to improve customer service by implementing Tuscaloosa 311 to assist citizens to get help from city government on different issues, expressed the need to reduce racial profiling in law enforcement resources to help protect minorities including immigrants from being oppressed, and teamed up with minorities communities to find ways to make them safe.
Mayor Maddox, 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 I enjoy reading your website about you running for Governor of Alabama for the Alabama Gubernatorial 2018 election in the Democratic primary. Your videos of you explaining some of your work as Mayor and some of your ideas helped me get really interested in learning about your work as Mayor of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Your role as 36th Mayor of Tuscaloosa, Alabama gives me motivation to continue to learn history with social justice. My future goal is to someday work in these areas to help emphasize the need for Civil Rights to be stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, and many others.
I strongly believe that you are making a great difference for society. I’m very proud on how you worked hard to support Civil Rights, improve city government, make education better for all students with different background, and many others. You have truly inspired me to work hard on my disability, learn more about your work, and to continue to be motivated to learn history with social justice. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great impact on society, and inspiring me. I wish you the best to continue to make a great impact on society.