Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Mayor Randall Woodfin of Birmingham, Alabama

Mayor Randall Woodfin
c/o Office of the Mayor
Birmingham City Hall
710 20th Street North
Birmingham, AL  35203-2216

Dear Mayor Woodfin,

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 Woodfin, the main I’m writing you is to explain how I find your work as 30th Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama to be very inspiring to me.

In your current role as 30th Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama I’m very proud 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, pushing to expand laws to combat against hate-crime to help protect minorities including people who are different, and expressing the need for equal pay for women.   On the economy, I like on how you expand on job-training programs to help train youth including workers to develop work-skills, push for tax credit for small businesses including local businesses to help them hire people to work for them, and express the need to raise the minimum wage to help minimum wage workers afford to live.   Your approach on improving education like funding special education to help students with disabilities get educational resources they need to learn, expanding after school programs to provide youth with help on their assignments from tutors, increase literacy programs to help students who are illiterate improve on their comprehension, and implement more diversity including arts programs to help make education diverse  is common sense.  On the environment,  I like on how you support funds for renewable energy projects to help reduce addiction to oil with gas, encourage businesses including residents of Birmingham to use energy-efficent products to help protect the environment while reduce high energy cost,  and work to improve city services to help clean parks including water resources to make them safe for people to use.   On social justice,  I especially like on how you are an advocate for the need for immigration reform to help protect immigrants including refugees from being oppressed,  support the idea of affordable housing to help people who are low-income or can’t afford to live get shelter,  and work on creating programs to help train people who are homeless develop skills to help prepare for the workforce.  Another thing that I like about your work as Mayor of  Birmingham, Alabama is how you push for funds to help restore historical sites with museums including attractions to help improve tourism while make learning a better place,  implement community policing for police officers to be more engage in the community in order to improve relations between law enforcement with communities, and  push for more volunteering programs to help  citizens get engage with the community.

Mayor Wooflin, 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 work as current Mayor of   Birmingham, Alabama 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 improve social justice to make communities safe. 

I strongly believe that you are making a great difference in your current role.  I’m very proud on how you worked hard to push for Civil Rights,  improve social justice, and many others. You have inspired me to work hard on my disability, be interested in learning about your work, and be motivated to continue to learn history with social justice. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to push for common sense ideas, and inspiring me.  I hope someday I can visit Birmingham, Alabama and get a chance to meet you because you truly inspire me. I wish you the best to continue to make a great difference with common sense ideas.


Matt Winick

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