Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Honorable Tom Vislack from Iowa


Honorable Tom Vilsack
c/o U.S. Dairy Export Council
2107 Wilson Blvd. Suite 600
Arlington, VA  22201-3061

Honorable Vilsack,

My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan with a strong interest in studying history, environment, and social justice. In these subjects is that I want to learn about the importance of strengthening Civil Rights to help protect people who are different from discrimination, the need to protect the environment from pollution by having environmental protection with implementing renewable energy or alternative energy, find ways to improve agriculture to help assist farmers with improving food safety for people, a strong need for government reform to reduce corruption, and many others.  Secretary Vilsack, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as 40th Governor of Iowa and as 30th U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.

When you were Governor of Iowa from 1999-2007 I liked on how you were a strong supporter of civil rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, supporting funds for women including minorities businesses, and  expressing the need for an equal rights amendment to help protect women from being discriminated based on gender even though it didn’t get passed in the state legislature. To improve the economy, I like on how you push for jobs-training program to help train youth including workers to develop work-skills to help prepare for the work-force and advocate for the need to raise the minimum wage to help minimum wage workers afford to live.  Pushing for conservation to protect public lands from being disturbed, supporting biofuel including  renewable energy resources reduce our addiction to oil with gas, and encouraging businesses including industries to use energy efficient products to help reduce high energy cost while reduce pollution is common sense to protect the environment. To improve agriculture I like on how you had commitment to help farmers get assistance in order to help them during a farm crisis, improve regulations to help protect people from risk of foodborne illness, and expand on programs to help train farmers including agriculture staff along with food inspectors to help teach people about different ways to reduce food poisoning or how to make consumer products safe.  Another thing that I like about your work as Governor of Iowa was how you pushed for drug treatment programs to help drug users get the care they need to reduce drug abuse and try to push for funds to help improve health care for people with disabilities including people with autism to get treatment.  In 2009, I like on how you accepted President Obama to nominate you to serve as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to help him improve our country.  On your role as 30th Secretary of Agriculture from 2009-2017, I like how you teamed up with President Obama with the First Lady Michelle Obama to work on a campaign called Let’s Move where it worked to help educate with encouraging children to eat healthy with improving their health.  I liked on how you worked with Congress and President Obama to help pass Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act to find ways to combat against child hunger with obesity, having more awareness about nutrition, and helping make schools meals safe for them to eat with providing children to get a school meal.  Another thing in your role as Secretary of Agriculture I like your commitment to find ways to improve food safety to reduce a chance of illness of food with improving public safety, supporting conservation to make forest, public land, and water to make outdoor recreation improve with making agriculture jobs with farmers get access to clean land with water, and working to improve Civil Rights by combating against discrimination against minorities’ groups.

Honorable Vilsack, I have autism with a learning disability. Having a disability is hard for me 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 40th Governor of Iowa and as 30th U.S. Secretary of Agriculture 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 to make civil rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, improve agriculture to improve food safety, 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, push for agriculture reform, 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 work hard to make a great difference and continue advocate for common sense ideas.


Matt Winick

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