Monday, November 4, 2019

Mayor Joe Hogsett of Indianapolis, Indiana


Mayor Joe Hogsett
c/o Office of the Mayor
City of Indianapolis
City-County Building
200 East Washington Street, Suite 2501
Indianapolis, IN  46204

Dear Mayor Hogsett

My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan with a strong interest in studying history, social justice, and public policy. These subjects are my favorite to learn in order to understand the need to advance on Civil Rights to protect people who are different from being discriminated, protect the environment from pollution, find ways to reform the criminal justice system while combating against crime, and many others. The main reason I’m writing you a letter is because I find your work as former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana and as current Mayor of Indianapolis to be very inspiring to me.

In 2010, I was very proud on how you accepted President Obama to be nominated to be U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana to help President Obama combat against crime. In your role as U.S. Attorney, I liked on how you  were a strong supporter of Civil Rights to help protect women, minorities, and people with disabilities from being discriminated.  Also I liked in your role as U.S. Attorney was on how you created Violent Crime Initiative to help combat against criminal gangs, violent drug dealers, and criminals how use illegal weapons to harm people and created Public Integrity Working Group to combat against public corruption with white collar caused by public officials including criminals.  I wanted to say congrats on winning the 2015 Indianapolis mayoral election.  In your current role as Mayor of Indianapolis, I am very proud on how you continue your commitment to make Civil Rights stronger to help protect women, minorities, and people with disabilities from being discriminated. Also on Civil Rights, I like on how you advocate for people with disabilities’ rights, fund women including minorities businesses to help them compete in the economy, work with minorities communities to find ways to reduce racial profiling, and support women’s rights. Hire police to help protect people, implement violence prevention programs to help youth with adults to stay away from violence, fund educational awareness to help educate the public about ways to protect themselves from crime, support treatment programs for victims of domestic violence or victims of crime to get the care they need, and expand on police units including forensic science with DNA testing to help solve crimes efficiently are great ways to make criminal justice reform a better place.  To improve the economy, I liked on how you expand job-training programs to help train youth including adults to develop job skills to help prepare them for the workforce. I like your commitment to protect the environment by supporting renewable energy sources like wind, solar, biofuel, and energy efficient products to help reduce high energy cost with pollution and providing funds to help clean up parks including water resources to make them safe for people to use. Another thing that I truly appreciate is your commitment to help fund historical sites around Indianapolis to help it fix it and help make learning history a better tool for people.

Mayor Hogsett, I have Autism and having Autism is difficult for me because I have trouble comprehending on learning different subjects including new subjects, sometimes I struggle to communicate my thoughts, and get teased. Your commitment in your role as former U.S. Attorney and current Mayor of Indianapolis on supporting Civil Rights and being a strong supporter of people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on Autism.  You really inspire me to be interested in continuing studying history, social justice and public policy.  My future goal is someday to use what I learn from these subjects to someday teach history to help people learn the need to improve society or work in public policy to help shape different ideas to help move society forward. Also I enjoyed visiting Indianapolis where I got to visit The Kurt Vonnegut Library and Museum where I enjoyed learning about Kurt Vonnegut’s life with his writing career and seeing the downtown of Indianapolis.  

Mayor Hogsett, I strongly believe that you are making a great difference in your current role as Mayor of Indianapolis.  Also I am proud on how you really made great achievements as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana and being committed to work with President Obama.  You have truly inspired me to work hard on Autism, continue my interest in history with public policy, and to be interested in visiting Indianapolis.  My letter is a gift to you for inspiring me, congrats on you for winning the mayor race and to wish you a Happy Birthday for November 2nd. I was wondering if you could please share with me what it is like being Mayor of Indianapolis. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, making a great difference in your roles, and inspiring me. I wish you well on continuing your role as Mayor of Indianapolis.

Matt Winick

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