Mayor Kim McMillan
c/o Office of the Mayor
1 Public Square
Clarksville, TN 37040
Dear Mayor McMillan,
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. Mayor McMillan, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as Mayor of Clarksville, Tennessee to be very inspiring to me.
In January 2011, I was amazed on how you made history by becoming the first woman to become Mayor of Clarksville, Tennessee. In your current role as Mayor of Clarksville, Tennessee I truly appreciate on how you are a strong supporter of Civil Rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, working with city council to expand laws to combat against hate-crime to help protect minorities including people who are different, and supporting funds for women including minorities businesses to help them compete in the economy. On the economy, I like your approach on expanding on job-training program to help train youth including workers to develop work-skills to help prepare for the workforce, expressing the need to raise the minimum wage to help minimum wage workers afford to live, and working to provide tax credits to small businesses including local businesses to help them hire people. Supporting renewable energy projects to help reduce addiction to oil with gas, encouraging businesses including industries to use energy-efficient products to reduce pollution while reduce high energy cost, and working with city council to improve city services to help clean parks including water resources to make them safe for people to use is common sense to protect the environment. Funding special education to help students with disabilities’ get the educational accommodations they need, to learn, expanding on after school programs to provide youth with assistance on their assignments from tutors, and pushing for more arts, diversity, and history to help make education diverse is a great way to make education a better place. On social justice, I like on how you are a strong supporter for the need to expand programs to help victims of crime or victims of domestic violence get help on dealing with their trauma, advocate for the need for immigration reform to help protect immigration including refugees from being oppressed, and express the importance of the criminal justice system to reduce racial profiling to help protect minorities including immigrants from being oppressed. Another thing that I like about your work as Mayor of Clarksville, Tennessee is how you advocate for affordable housing to help people who are low-income or who can’t afford to live, provide funds to help restore historical sites with museums including attractions to make learning history with culture a better place while improve tourism, and work with other U.S. Mayors from different political affiliation in the U.S. Conference of Mayors to find different common sense solutions to improve society.
Mayor McMillan, 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 you role as current mayor of Clarksville, Tennessee 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, improve social justice to make communities safe, and many others.
I strongly believe that you are making a great difference in your current role. I’m very proud on how you are working hard to support Civil Rights, push for environmental protection, improve social justice, and work with different U.S. Mayors to find common sense solutions. You have inspired me to work hard on my disability and be motivated 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.