Thursday, December 13, 2018

Mayor Tom Henry of Fort Wayne, Indiana

Mayor Thomas Henry
c/o Office of the Mayor
City of Fort Wayne
Citizens Square
200 East Berry Street, Suite 425
Fort Wayne, IN  46802

Dear Mayor Henry,

My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan and I have a strong interest in learning history including 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, improve social justice to make communities safer, and many others. Mayor Henry, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as 35th Mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana to be very inspiring to me.

In your current role as Mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana I truly appreciate on how you are 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, working with city council to expand laws to combat against hate-crime to help protect minorities including people who are different, and expressing the need for equal pay for women to help protect them from being discriminated based on gender.  On the economy, I liked on how you supported to expand on job training programs to help train youth including workers develop work skills, provide tax credits to local including small businesses to help hire people to work for them, and strongly advocate for the need to increase the minimum wage to help minimum wage workers afford to live.  Supporting funds for renewable energy resources to help reduce addiction to oil with gas, pushing funds to help clean parks including water resources to make them safe for people to use, and improving trash with recycling services to help reduce littering is common sense to protect the environment.  I like your approach on improving education by support funds to improve special education to help students with disabilities get the educational resources they need to learn, push for more after school programs to provide students with help on their assignments from tutors,  and increase literacy programs to help students who struggle with literacy problems to improve on comprehension.  Another thing that I like about your work as Mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana is how you team up with historical preservation organizations to find ways to push for funds to help restore with preserve historical sites, museums, and attractions to improve tourism while make learning history a better tool, advocate for ethics reform like ban gifts to city government employees along with city council members form lobbyist to reduce corruption, support more training services to help train law enforcement officers including emergency responders be prepared to handle different situations, and expand more 311 call centers to help residents get help on different city services.  Also I like on how support the need for the criminal justice system to reduce racial profiling to help protect minorities including immigrants from being oppressed, implement community policing to help law enforcement and the community improve their relations, and advocate for the need for immigration reform to help protect immigrants including refugees from being oppressed.

Mayor Henry, 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 Mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana gives me motivation to continue to learn history and 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 in your current role. I’m very proud on how you are working hard to support Civil Rights, push for restoration for historical sites including attractions,  protect the environment, and many others. You have inspired me to work hard on my disability and to continue to learn history including 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 difference for society.


Matt Winick

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