Honorable Kathy Taylor
c/o Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation
1124 S. Lewis Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74104
Dear Honorable Taylor,
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 for civil rights to be stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, expand on social justice to make communities safe, and many others. Honorable Taylor, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work when you served as 38th Mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma to be very inspiring to me.
When you served as 38th Mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma from 2006-2009, I truly appreciate on how you were a strong supporter of civil rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, supporting funds for women including minorities businesses to help them compete in the economy, and working with city council members to expand on laws to combat against hate-crime to help protect minorities including people who are different. On the economy, I liked on how you pushed for expansion of jobs training programs to help train youth including workers develop or improve work skills to help prepare for the work-force and expressed the need for an increase in the minimum wage to help assist minimum wage workers afford to live. Providing funds to improve special education to help assist students with disabilities get accommodations to help assist them to learn, pushing for after school programs to have tutors help students on their assignments or help them from turning to crime, and implementing literacy programs to help adults including students develop literacy skills is common sense for education reform. Also on education reform, I really liked on how created “Mentoring to the Max”, a mentoring program to have mentors, volunteers, and people with education background help mentor students, students who come from poor families, students with disabilities, and at risk students get assistance on learning, help be active in the community by volunteering, and encourage them to do recreational activities to help give them motivation to learn while be part of the community. On the environment, I liked on how you pushed for renewable energy projects to help reduce addiction to oil with gas, encouraged businesses including industries to use energy efficient products to help reduce high energy cost while reduce pollution, and expanded funds to improve city services to help clean parks including water resources to make them safe for people to use. Another thing that I like about your work when you served as Mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma was how you provided funds to help restore or preserve historical sites including attractions to make learning a better place while improve on tourism, worked with state legislators to help create a public hospital in Tulsa to help people who have different medical issues get access to get care, and supported drug treatment programs to help drug users get the care they need to reduce pollution.
Honorable Taylor, 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 38th Mayor of Tulsa helps give 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 for civil rights to be stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, expand on social justice to make communities safe, and many others.
I strongly believe that you made a great difference when you served in public service. I’m very proud on how you worked hard to support civil rights, protect the environment, improve education, and many others. You have inspire me to work hard on my disability, learn about your work, and continue to learn different subjects. 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 when our country is struggling.