Saturday, March 14, 2020

Lieutenant Colonel Amy McGrath of Kentucky


Lieutenant Colonel Amy McGrath
c/o Amy McGrath for Senate
PO Box 95
Lexington, KY  40588

Dear Lieutenant Colonel McGrath,

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. General McGrath, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your service in the military and your activism to be very inspiring to me.

In 2002, I was amazed on how you became the first woman to fly a combat mission in the U.S. Marine Corps.  Also while you were a lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps, I like on how you advocated for women’s rights including the need to combat against discrimination and help train other members of fighter jets to help prepare them for combat.   When you left service, I was very proud on how you were a strong supporter of civil rights causes by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, expressing the need for equal pay for women to help protect them from being discriminated based on gender, and expressing the need for better advancement of civil rights to help protect minorities, women, and people with disabilities from being discriminated.  On the environment, I like on how you are supportive of the need for renewable energy resources to reduce addiction to oil with gas and better environmental protection to help protect water resources, land, and public land from pollution.  Also I like on how you are a heavily advocate for the need to help people who used to work in coal mines to get health benefits to help them deal with diseases or other things they need, support the need for better assistance to help veterans including us troops who serve in the military to get education including health care.   Your approach on supporting along with advocating for ethics reform like ban on gifts to public officials or staff members of them from lobbying groups, support the ban on public officials from becoming lobbyist, and heavily express the importance of reducing dark money in elections including campaigns to reduce lobbying groups including corporations from corrupting is common sense to reduce corruption.

Lieutenant Colonel McGrath, 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 and advocate of civil rights causes including people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on my disability.   On Youtube I enjoyed watching your story about your struggles on overcoming discrimination in the U.S. Marine Corps based on gender to being an advocate for common sense ideas.  It’s been difficult political environment for me because President elect Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and both political parties are working on weakening people with disabilities’ rights and working to make it hard for people with disabilities  or people who can’t work get health care. With Washington DC politics I’m worried that they will succeed on weakening people with disabilities’ rights and it will affect me on facing different forms of discrimination along with getting access for health care.   Your voice on advocacy for people with disabilities’ rights helps me.   Your story about military service and your activism helps give me motivation to continue to learn history including social justice. My future goal is to work in these areas to help emphasize the need for civil rights to be stronger, protect the environment from pollution, and many others.

I strongly believe that you are making a great difference for society. I want to say thank you for your service to help protect our country and campaigning along with advocating for civil rights including people with disabilities’ rights, environmental protection, ethics 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.  Even though I don’t live in Kentucky or have enough donation to help your campaign for the Senate race, I hope that you can help speak up for people with disabilities’ rights like me when Washington political parties aren’t advocates for it. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great difference, and inspiring me. Please continue to work hard and to advocate for common sense ideas.


Matt Winick

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