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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Former 66th U.S. Secretary Condoleezza Rice of State


6/01/2018
U.S. Secretary Condoleezza Rice
c/o Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission
1629 K Street, Suite 801
Washington D.C.,   20006

Dear U.S. Secretary Rice,

My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan with a strong interest in learning history and social justice. In these subjects, I like to learn the importance of making Civil Rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, have immigration reform to help protect immigrants including refugees from being oppressed, and many others. U.S. Secretary Rice, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as 66th U.S. Secretary of State and your activism to be very inspiring to me.

In January 2005, I was amazed on how you made history by becoming the first African American woman to become Secretary of State.  When you served as 66th U.S. Secretary of State from 2005-2009, I truly appreciated on how you were a strong supporter of Civil Rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, expressing the need for more laws to combat against hate-crime to help protect minorities including people who are different, and support the idea of making women’s rights stronger to help protect them form being discriminated based on gender.  Also in your role as U.S. Secretary of State, I liked on how you worked with different countries like Europe, Mexico, Canada, South Korea, African countries, and China to build coalitions to combat against terrorism, drug trafficking, and diseases. Your approach on “Transformational Diplomacy” like establish Director of Foreign Assistance, a program to oversee U.S. foreign aid to other countries to help them deal with poverty, health issues, and famine and expand more programs to train American diplomats to help them have knowledge about different countries including understand U.S. relations with them is common sense. Another thing that I really liked about your role as 66th U.S. Secretary of State is how you advocated for the need for immigration reform to help protect immigrants including refugees form being oppressed, help assist North Korean refugees get shelter from their oppressive country by working with other human rights organizations including some foreign countries,  and tried to build coalitions between different foreign nations to team up to reduce CO2 Emissions.  After you left your role as U.S. Secretary of State, I especially like about how you are a moderate Republican where you are a continuous strong supporter of Civil Rights, advocate for immigration reform, support the need to reduce climate change, and emphasize the need for human rights to help protect people who are different from oppression.

U.S. Secretary Rice, 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 support with your advocacy for Civil Rights including people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on my disability.  Also your role as a moderate Republican and as 66th U.S. Secretary of State 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,  have immigration reform to protect immigrants including refugees from being oppressed, and many others.  Also I enjoy reading your memoir “No Higher Honor”: A Memoir of My Years in Washington because I liked learning about how you worked hard to overcome your struggles on being discriminated based on color during the Civil Rights era, getting an education, and how you made some achievements as U.S. Secretary of State.

I strongly believe that you made a great difference in public service.  I’m very proud on how you are a strong supporter of Civil Rights, immigration reform, protecting the environment, and many others.  You have inspired me to work hard on my disability, continue to learn history with social justice, and read some of your books.  Your  memoir helped me to decide to write my short story called The Kid with No Words about my life working hard on my disability where I included many influential people including you for inspiring me.  It is a gift to you for inspiring me and I hope you enjoy my letter and my story.  Also I’m providing you a picture of me for you to keep for inspiring me.   Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great difference, and inspiring me. Please continue to advocate for common sense ideas.
Sincerely,

Matt Winick


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