Monday, July 1, 2019

56th Mayor Jenny Durkan of Seattle, Washington

Mayor Jenny Durkan
c/o Office of the Mayor
City Hall
P.O. Box 94749
Seattle, WA  98124-4749

Dear Mayor Durkan,

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 need for Civil Rights to be stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, and many others.  Mayor Durkan, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as former U.S. Attorney and your current role as 56th Mayor of Seattle, Washington to be very inspiring to me.

When you served as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington from 2009-2014, I liked on how you prosecuted people who committed hate-crime to help protect minorities including people are different,  went after public officials who were corrupt or accepted illegal bribes, and investigated financial institution including health insurance companies that  committed fraud.  In November 2017, I was amazed on how you made history by becoming the first female to become 56th Mayor of Seattle, Washington. In your current role as Mayor of Seattle, Washington, I truly appreciate on how you are a strong supporter of Civil Rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, supporting funds for minorities including women businesses to help them compete in the economy,  pushing to strengthen laws to combat against hate-crime.  On the economy, I like on how you expand on job-training programs to help train youth including workers to develop work-skills to help prepare them for the work force, work on improve career fairs to help people get knowledge about the job field, and support the need to increase the minimum wage to help minimum wage workers.  Funding special education to help students with disabilities get the educational resources they need to learn, implementing after school programs for youth to get help on their assignments, and supporting the idea called the Seattle Promise Plan to help give high school grads a two free year of college is common sense for education reform.  I like your approach on protecting the environment by improving city services to clean parks including water resources to make them safe for people to use, supporting renewable energy resources to reduce addiction to oil with gas, and implementing environmental education to teach people about the need to protect the environment.  Another thing that I like about your work as Mayor of Seattle, Washington is how you work to push for funds to restore historical sites including museums with attractions to help improve tourism while improve learning, support the need for immigration reform to help protect immigrants including refugees from being oppressed, and support women’s rights. 

Mayor Durkan, 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 U.S. Attorney and as current Mayor of Seattle, Washington 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 make communities safe, and many others.  My letter is a gift to you for inspiring me. 

I strongly believe that you are making a great difference for society. Congrats on making history by becoming the first woman to become Mayor of Seattle Washington.  I’m very proud on how you are working hard to support Civil Rights including improve social justice. You have inspired me to work hard on my disability and to continue to learn history including social justice.  Thanks for taking time to read my letter, doing an excellent job making a great impact on society, and inspiring me.  I wish you the best to continue to make a great difference in your current role as Mayor of Seattle Washington.


Matt Winick

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