City Council Member Amanda Edwards
c/o City of Houston
P.O. Box 1562
Houston, TX 77251
Dear Council Member Edwards,
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. Council Member Edwards, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as Houston City Council Member in the At-Large Position 4 to be very inspiring to me.
In your current role as Houston City Council Member in the At-Large Position 4, I truly appreciate on how you are a strong supporter of Civil Rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, supporting funds for women including minorities businesses to help them compete in the economy, and working with other city council members to expand laws to combat hate-crimes to protect minorities including people who are different. On the economy, I like on how you push for more job-training programs to help train youth including workers to develop work skills, advocate for the need to raise the minimum wage to help minimum wage workers afford to live, and use your leadership in the Mayor’s Technology & Innovation Task Force to help create ideas to help improve the economy like work on improving career fairs to help educate people about the job description including work to provide tax credits to small businesses to help them hire people to work for them. Pushing for environmental educational awareness to help teach people about the need to protect the environment, supporting funds for renewable energy resources to help reduce addiction to oil with gas, and working with other city council members including Mayor Turner to expand funds to improve city services to help clean parks including water resources to make them safe for people to use is common sense. Another thing that I like about your work in city council is how you are a strong supporter of immigration reform to help protect immigrants including refugees from being oppressed, support drug treatment programs to help drug-users get the care they need to reduce drug-abuse, and express the need for ethics reform to put a ban on gifts for public officials to reduce corruption.
City Council Member Edwards, 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 Houston City Council Member in the At-Large Position 4 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 to make Civil Rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, and many others.
I strongly believe that you made a great difference in your current role. I’m proud on how you are working hard to support Civil Rights, protect the environment, and improve social justice. You have truly inspired me to work hard on my disability and to continue to learn history with social justice. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great difference, and inspiring me. I wish you the best to continue to make a great impact on society.