Honorable Jane Harman
Director of the Wilson Center
c/o The Wilson Center
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004-3027
Dear Honorable Harman,
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 form pollution, and many others. Honorable Harman, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work when you served as Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the California’s 36th District to be very inspiring to me.
When you served as Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the California’s 36th District from 1993-1999 and from 2001-2011, I truly appreciate 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 tried to push for the Equal Rights Amendment to help protect women from being discriminated based on gender even though it didn’t get a vote in the U.S. House, voted in favor of the Matthew Sheppard Hate Crime Prevention to help combat against hate-crime to help protect women, minorities, people with disabilities, and people from different sexual orientation. Supporting the American Recovery Act, a stimulus package to expand on jobs-training programs to help train youth including workers to develop work-skills and advocating for the need to raise the minimum wage to help assist minimum wage workers to afford to live is common sense to improve the economy. To protect the environment, I like on how you supported funds for renewable energy resources to help reduce addiction to oil with gas and supporting Cash for Clunkers program to help encourage car owners to buy fuel-efficient cars to reduce CO2 emissions along with give funds to the auto industries to build cars that use biofuel, electric, or fuel efficient to help combat against air pollution. To improve on health care, I like on how you worked with some moderate Republicans to expand funds to improve Children’s Heath Insurance Program to help children who can’t afford insurance along with struggle with disease or come from poor families to get help on getting access to health care, supporting funds for stem cell research to help find ways to combat against different diseases, and have the courage to vote in favor of Patient Protection Affordable Care Act to help people with pre-existing conditions or people who can’t afford health insurance get the care they need when the news media didn’t want to support it. Another thing that I liked about your work in Congress was how you expressed the need for immigration reform to help protect immigrants including refugees from oppressive countries and advocate for campaign finance reform to help reduce dark money in elections form lobbying groups including corporations in order to reduce corruption.
Honorable Harman, 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. The American Recovery Act of 2009 that you supported helped benefited me to get into a job training program called the B. Side of Arts in Michigan during the summer of 2009. At the job training program I including other people had lectures on how businesses work and took classes where they trained me to develop work-skills. As a result of the American Recovery Act of 2009 it helped me improve my work-skills where it helped me prepare for jobs. Your role as former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the California’s 36th District 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 form 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, expand on health care, and many others. You have inspire me to work hard on my disability, learn about your career, 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.