Thursday, December 26, 2019

Congressman Charlie Crist (Member of Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the Florida’s 13th District)

Congressman Charlie Crist 
215 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC  20515

Dear Congressman Crist,

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 to make civil rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, and many others. Congressman Crist, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work in public service to be very inspiring to me, how I enjoy visiting St. Petersburg/Tampa Florida, and meeting you.  
When you served as 35th Attorney General of Florida from 2003-2007 and as 44th Governor of Florida from 2007-2011, I truly appreciated on how you were a strong supporter of civil rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, funding women including minorities businesses to help compete in the economy, and working to expand laws including prosecute people who commit hate-crimes to help protect minorities including people who are different.  On the economy, I was very proud on how you had the courage as a moderate Republican on working with President Obama to support The American Recovery Act to help expand job training programs to help train youth including workers to develop work-skills and advocate for the need to raise 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,  encouraging businesses  including industries to use energy efficient products to help reduce pollution while reduce high energy cost, and pushing for funds to help clean parks including water resources along with coastal areas to make them safe for people to use is common sense to protect the environment.  On education, I like on how you supported funds to improve special education to help students with disabilities get the accommodations they need to learn, pushed for after school programs to provide students with help on their assignments from tutors, and expanded more history, arts, literacy programs, and basic classes to improve comprehension while make education diverse.  Also when you were Governor of Florida I was very proud on how you pushed for better protection for people with disabilities to have accommodations when they visit attractions  and supported funds to help maintain historical sites, coastal area  including attractions to improve tourism. In your current role as Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida’s 13th District, I’ proud of your continuous support of civil rights including people with disabilities’ rights,  protect the environment from pollution, and many others. Another thing that I like about your work in Congress is how you are an advocate for immigration reform to help protect immigrants including refugees from being oppressed, work hard to help bring funds to help maintain coastal areas including attractions in St. Petersburg along with Tampa to improve tourism while make it a great environment to learn. 

Congressman Crist, 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 continuous support of civil rights including people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on my disability.  Also your support to improve people with disabilities’ rights in visiting attractions in Florida helped benefit me when I visited places around Florida  because when I visited sites like Disney World,  The Dali Museum, Ybor City, and many others because the staff helped me understand different topics and also they had audio services including close captions to help assist me on comprehending.   I enjoyed reading your book The Party’s Over: How the Extreme Right Hijacked the GOP and I became a Democrat because you did an excellent job explaining how you were a moderate Republican due to supporting civil rights including environmental protection and becoming a Democrat because you felt the party got too extreme. Your book also helped me learn more about your work in public life.  On June 25th 2019, I really had such an excellent time meeting you and explaining how I truly appreciate your commitment to support civil rights including people with disabilities’ rights, how I enjoy visiting Florida, and how you inspire me along with made an impact on me.  Your service in public service helps motivate me to continue to learn history including social justice.  My future goal is to someday work in these areas to help emphasize the need to learn the need to make civil rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, and many others.

Even though you left the GOP due to being too extreme and becoming a Democrat, I truly appreciate your continuous commitment to make society a better place.  Also I’m very proud on how you work hard on public service to make civil rights stronger, protect the environment, advocate for social justice, and many others.  You have inspire me to work hard on my disability, learn more about your work, read your book, and continue to learn different subjects.  I want to say thanks to your staff members in D.C. for helping me arrange a meet with you and to say thank you for taking the time to meet with me.  I really had a great time chatting with you.  Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard, and inspiring me. I have a picture of Congressman Crist and me for you to keep  as a gift for inspiring me.  Please continue to advocate for common sense ideas and I hope that we can meet again. Best luck on your re-election.


Matt Winick

Meet Congressman Charlie Crist during my visit to D.C. on June 25 2019

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