Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Former U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln from Arkansas


U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln
c/o Lincoln Policy Group
10th Floor, Suite 1025
300 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20001

Dear U.S. Senator Lincoln,

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 man others.  U.S. Senator Lincoln, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work when you served as U.S. Senator from Arkansas to be very inspiring to me.

When you served as U.S. Senator from Arkansas from 2009-2011, I truly appreciated on how you were a strong supporter of civil rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights and supporting funds for women including minorities businesses to help them compete in the economy.  Also on Civil Rights, I like on how you voted for the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act to help allow filing for equal pay discrimination lawsuit when being discriminated in pay based on gender, and worked with Democrats including moderate Republicans like Senator Richard Lugar, Senator Olympia Snowe, Senator George Voinovich, Senator Susan Collins on passing Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Hate Crime Prevention Act to expand protection for  minorities, gender, people with disabilities, and people with different orientation from a hate crime.  Voting in favor of The American Recovery Act, a stimulus package to help fund jobs-training programs to help train youth including workers to develop work-skills to help prepare for the work-force is common sense to improve the economy.  On the environment, I like on how you support funds for renewable energy resources to help reduce addiction to oil with gas and work with some moderate Republicans to expand protection on public lands, coastal areas, and lakes from being polluted.  On health care, I like on how you had the courage to vote in favor of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to help people with pre-existing conditions get health care without being discriminated based on their conditions and have people stay on their parent’s health insurance until 26 even though it wasn’t popular in the news media or the political environment. When you were in the Senate as Chairwoman of Senate Agriculture Committee from 2009-2011, I was proud of your commitment to end hunger with improving health with getting access to nutrition by sponsoring a bill Healthy Hunger- Free Kids Act of 2010.  On the Healthy Hunger- Free Kids Act I was amazed on how you were able to get bipartisan support to get the bill pass and to help President Obama combat against hunger.  The bill really had great ideas like setting nutrition standards, provide training for school lunch providers to improve safety for children to eat, creating free lunch programs to help children who are low income get a meal that they need in schools and promote with teach schools and communities with different resources to connect with local farms with creating a garden to help produce fresh fruit with veggies to improve kids eating healthy with reducing eating pesticides. Your commitment on promoting people to eat healthy while combating ending hunger is common sense and makes a great difference for history.

U.S. Senator Lincoln,  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.  Your role as former U.S. Senator from Arkansas gives me motivation 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 made a great difference in public service. I’m very proud on how you worked hard to support civil rights, protect the environment, improve agriculture, and many others. You have inspire me to work hard on my disability, learn about your work, and continue to learn history including social justice. 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.


Matt Winick

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