Friday, December 14, 2018

35th Mayor Jackie Biskupski of Salt Lake City Utah

Mayor Jackie Biskupski
c/o Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office
451 State Street, Room 306
Salt Lake City, UT  84114-5474
Dear Mayor Biskupski,

My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan. I have a strong interest in learning history with public policy.  In these subjects I like to learn the need to advance on Civil Rights to help protect people who are different from being discriminated, protect the environment from pollution, have criminal justice reform to help reduce crime while protecting people’s civil liberties from being weakened, and many others.  The main reason I’m writing you a letter is because I find your work as 35th Mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah to be very inspiring to me.

In 2016 I was amazed on how you made history by becoming the first openly gay woman to serve as Mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah.  In your current role as 35th Mayor of Salt Lake City, I am very proud on how you are a strong supporter of Civil Rights to help protect women, minorities, and people with disabilities from being discriminated in jobs, public places, and education.   Also on Civil Rights I liked on how you are an advocate for people with disabilities’ rights, supporting funds for women including minorities businesses to help them compete in the economy, and pushing to expand laws to combat against hate-crime.   On the environment, I am very proud on how you are a strong supporter of funding renewable energy (wind, solar, biofuel, and energy efficient products) to help reduce addiction to oil with gas, push to provide funds to help clean up parks along with national parks to help protect them from being disturbed, and help encourage small businesses to use energy efficient products to help protect them from high energy cost.   On the homeless issues, I like on how you are very committed to help homeless people by pushing to expand homeless resource centers to help people who are homeless find shelter, work with non-profit health organizations to help provide medical treatment for them, and have public workshop to find ways to work with the public to help the city government find ways to reduce homeless rates.   On education, I like your commitment to fund special education to help students with disabilities get the educational resource they need, provide early childhood education to help young children develop reading skills, and provide programs to provide tutors to help youth get help on learning different materials.  Implementing Independent Counsel For Police Civilian Review Board to find ways to reduce police brutality along with improve relations between law enforcement and citizens, expand funding to make emergency response systems be more efficient when dealing with emergency, protect babies from toxic chemicals in baby formulas, and many others are great ways to improve public safety.   Also I like on how I like on how you work to hire minorities, women, and people with disabilities, and people with different sexual orientation to work in government jobs to improve diversity and advocate for the need for immigration reform to help protect immigrants including refugees from being oppressed.

Mayor Biskupski, I have Autism with a learning disability.  Having Autism 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 mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah 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 to make Civil Rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, and many others.
I strongly believe that you are making a great difference inn your current role as Mayor.  Also I’m proud on how you work hard to overcome different challenges to becoming the first openly gay to become Mayor.  You have truly made a great impact on me to continue to work hard on my disability when I face struggles and to continue to learn history including social justice. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, making great achievements when there are challenges, and inspiring me. Also I was wondering if you could give me advice about how to be confident when people tease you because you have a disability. I wish you well in your current role as Mayor of Salt Lake City and please continue making great achievements to make society better. 

Matt Winick

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