Governor Laura Kelly
c/o Office of the Governor
300 SW 10th Avenue, Suite 241S
Topeka, KS 66612-1590
Dear Governor Kelly,
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, and many others. Governor Kelly, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work when you served as Member of the Kansas Senate from the 18th district and as current 48th Governor of Kansas to be very inspiring to me.
When you served as Member of the Kansas Senate from 18th district from 2005-2019, I truly appreciated on how you were a strong supporter of civil rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, working with both political parties in the Kansas Senate 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 environment, I like on how you support funds for renewable energy resources to help reduce addiction to oil with gas and pushing for bipartisanship support for funds to help clean parks including water resources to make them safe for people to use. In your current role as 48th Governor of Kansas, I like on how you are a continuous supporter of Civil Rights like advocate for people with disabilities’ rights, support funds for women including minorities businesses to help compete in the economy, and sign an executive order to help protect LQBT workers from being discriminated based on sexual orientation. Expanding jobs training programs to help train youth including workers to develop work-skills to help prepare for the workforce and expressing the need to raise the minimum wage to help assist minimum wage workers is common sense to improve the economy. Supporting funds to improve special education to help students with disabilities get the accommodations they need, pushing for after school programs to provide students with help on their assignments from tutors, and bringing the idea of expanding training programs to help train school staff or teachers to help prepare to help students along with understand how to deal with mental health are great ways to improve education reform. Being a continuous strong supporter of protecting the environment like support funds for renewable energy resources to reduce addiction to oil with gas and encourage businesses including industries to use energy efficient products to help reduce high energy cost while reduce pollution. Is common sense to reduce pollution while combating against climate change. Another thing that I like about your work as Governor of Kansas is how you are advocating for the need for Medicaid expansion including mental health reform along with improve KanCare program to help people who can’t afford health insurance or have a pre-existing conditions get the care they need, expanding funds to help restore historical sites including attractions to make learning a better place including improve tourism, and heavily express the need for ethics reform to ban gifts to public officials from lobbying groups to reduce corruption.
Governor Kelly, 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 I enjoyed visiting Kansas a few years ago where I got to see K-State Leadership Studies to meet former Governor John Carlin of Kansas, see some of downtown of Topeka Kansas, and learn about President Eisenhower’s life along with his presidency at the Eisenhower Presidential Museum. Your role as a former member of the Kansas Senate and as current Governor of Kansas gives me some 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 for society. I’m very proud on how you are working hard to support civil rights, protect the environment, advocate for common sense ideas, 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 for society, and inspiring me. I wish you the best for your current role as Governor of Kansas and to continue to work hard to push along with advocate for common sense ideas.