Speaker Sara Gideon
c/o Office of the Speaker
Maine State Legislature
2 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
Dear Speaker Gideon,
My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan and I have a strong interest in learning history, diversity, 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. Speaker Gideon, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as 102nd Speaker of the Maine House of Representative to be very inspiring to me.
In your current role as 102nd Speaker of the Maine House of Representative, I truly appreciated on how you are a continuous strong supporter of Civil Rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, working with the State House legislators including moderate Republicans to expand laws to combat against hate-crime to help protect minorities including people who are different, and advocating for the need equal pay for women to help protect them from being discriminated in pay based on gender. On the economy, I liked on how you support expanding job-training programs to help train youth including workers to develop work-skills, and heavily advocate for the need to raise the minimum wage to help minimum wage workers afford to live. Supporting fund for renewable energy resources to help reduce addiction to oil with gas, encouraging businesses including industries to use energy-efficient products to reduce high energy cost while reduce pollution, and working with members of the Maine State House legislators to provide funds to help clean parks including water resources to help protect them from being polluted while make them safe for people to use is common sense to help protect the environment. On social justice, I like on how you have the courage to advocate for immigration reform to help protect immigrants including refugees from being oppressed, advocate for affordable housing to help people who are low-income or who can’t afford to live get housing, and continue to support women’s rights to have healthcare. Another thing that I like about your work as Speaker of the Maine House of Representative is how you are a heavily advocate for the need for high speed internet in rural areas to help citizens who live in rural areas get the resources they need for learning or other needs, strongly support the need for funds for special education to help assist students with disabilities get accommodations they need to learn, and continuing to push for the need to expand Medicaid to help people with pre-existing conditions or people who can’t afford health insurance to get assistance to get medical care.
Speaker Gideon, 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 current speaker of the Maine House of Representatives gives me motivation to continue to learn history including 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 , improve social justice to improve communities. My letter is a gift to you for inspiring me and to wish you a Happy Birthday for December 4th. My birthday is December 3rd.
I strongly believe that you are making a great difference for society. I’m very proud on how you are working hard to support Civil Rights, push for environmental protection, push with advocate for improving social justice, and many others. You truly inspire me to work hard on my disability and be motivated to continue to learn history including social justice. 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 best to continue to support with advocate for common sense ideas.