State Representative Patty Kim
c/o Office of State Representative Patty Kim
8 S. Front Street
Steelton, PA 17113
Dear State Representative Kim,
My name is Matt Winick, an Asian American 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. State Representative Kim, the main reason I’m writing you is to explain how I find your work as Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from the 103rd District and your activism in the Asian American community is very inspiring to me.
In January 2013, I was amazed on how you made history by becoming the first Asian American to be elected to serve in the Pennsylvania House of Representative. In your current role as Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from the 103rd District, I like on how you are a strong supporter of Civil Rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, supporting funds to help minorities including women businesses to help them compete in the economy, and pushing to expand laws to combat against hate-crime to help protect minorities including people who are different. On the economy, I like on how you support the need for more job-training programs to help train youth including workers to develop work-skills and advocate for the need to raise the minimum wage to help minimum wage workers afford to live. Supporting funds for special education to help students with disabilities get the educational resources they need, working with both political parties to expand on after school programs to provide youth with help on their assignments, advocating for the need for programs in arts including diversity to make education diverse, and pushing for the need to expand STEM education to encourage youth to explore science, technology, engineering, and math is common sense. To protect the environment, I strongly like on how you support funding renewable energy resources to help reduce oil with gas, promote more environmental educational awareness to help teach people about the need to help protect the environment, and push for funds to help improve state including city services to help clean water resources including parks to make them clean for people to use. Another thing that I like about your work in the Pennsylvania House of Representative is how you support more programs to help veterans including U.S. Troops get help to find a job along with assist them on getting medical care they need and are a strong advocate for the need for educational awareness programs to help teach people including youth about the need to reduce bullying, gun violence, and drug abuse. Besides your work as a state representative, I like on how you are an activist for the Asian American including Asian community by advocating for Asian Americans with disabilities’ rights, expressing the need for educational programs to help teach people about the Asian culture with history, and speaking for the need for more Asian Americans to be part of society to help make a great difference for the community.
State Representative Kim, 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 watching your speeches about advocating for social justice including many others on your Facebook page and it helped me develop an interest in learning about your work. Being an Asian American with a disability is difficult for me due to some Asians including some Asian Americans tease me or get judgmental about me being different from them or not meeting their standards. In your Asian American role on supporting Asian Americans with disabilities’ rights including advocate for Asian Americans gives me motivation to continue to be proud to be an Asian American with a disability when I have struggles. Your role as Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from the 103rd District 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 in the Pennsylvania House of Representative. I’m very proud on how you are working hard to support Civil Rights, protect the environment, help the Asian Americans including Asian communities get assistance, and many others. You truly inspire me to work hard on my disability, be motivated to continue to learn history with social justice, learn more about your work after watching videos of your speeches, and continue to be confident about being an Asian American with a disability when there is struggles. 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 greatest best to continue to advocate for common sense ideas.