Honorable Mitchell E. Daniels
President of Purdue University
c/o Office of the President
Hovde Hall, Room 200
610 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2040
Dear Honorable Daniels,
My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan with a strong interest in learning history with social justice. In these subjects, I like to learn the need to make Civil Rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, and many others. Honorable Daniels, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as 49th Governor of Indiana and as current President of Purdue University to be very inspiring to me.
When you were 49th Governor of Indiana from 2005-2013, I truly appreciated on how you were 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 to expand laws to combat against hate-crime to help protect minorities including people who are different. On education, I liked on how you supported funds to improve special education to help students with disabilities get the educational resources or accommodations they need to learn and have more after school programs to provide youth along with students on getting help on their assignments from tutors. Supporting funds for renewable energy resources (wind, solar, and clean biofuel) to help reduce addiction to oil with gas, encouraging industries along with businesses to use energy efficient products to help reduce pollution while reduce high energy cost, and pushing for environmental educational awareness to help teach people about the need to protect the environment is common sense. Another thing that I like about your work as a moderate Republican is how you are a strong advocate for Civil Rights including people with disabilities’ rights, express the need for some immigration reform to help protect immigrants including refugees from being oppressed, and support the need to reduce pollution when the GOP gets too extreme. Also in your role as President of Purdue University I liked on how you launched “ Purdue Moves” which focuses on hiring more faculty to work in STEM, expanding the university to allow women, minorities, and people with disabilities to work for the college, invest in more funds for plant science along with drug research to make science a better place for society, and implement Competency-based degrees programs that allows students to have 3 years degree option.
Honorable Daniels, 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 Governor of Indiana, as a moderate Republican, and as President of Purdue University motivates me to continue to learn history with social justice. My 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, have immigration reform to help protect immigrants including refugees from being oppressed or safeguard them from oppressive countries. A few years ago I visited Purdue University and I enjoyed walking around it and seeing some of the history of Purdue.
I strongly believe that you made a great difference when you served as Governor of Indiana. Also I’m very proud on how you are a moderate Republican on supporting Civil Rights, expressing the need for immigration reform, and pushing for renewable energy with environmental protection. You have inspired me to continue to work hard on my disability, be motivated to learn more history with social justice, and visit with learn more about Purdue University. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great difference for society, and many others. I wish you the best to continue your role as President of Purdue University and to advocate for common sense ideas.