Monday, August 10, 2020

Mayor Hollie Cost of Montevallo, Alabama

Mayor Hollie Cost                                   3/13/2020
c/o Office of the Mayor
City Hall
541 Main Street
Montevallo, AL  35115
Dear Mayor Cost,

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, improve social justice to make communities a better place, and many others. Mayor Cost, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your role as Mayor of Montevallo, Alabama to be very inspiring to me.

`In your current role as Mayor of Montevallo, Alabama, I truly appreciate on how you are a strong supporter of Civil Rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, supporting funds for minorities including women businesses to help them compete in the economy, and working with city council members to expand laws to combat against hate-crimes to help protect minorities including people who are different. Expanding on jobs-training programs to help train youth including workers to develop work-skills to prepare for the workforce and expressing the need to raise the minimum wage to help assist minimum wage workers afford to live are great ways 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, encourage businesses including industries to use energy efficient products to help reduce high energy cost while reduce pollution, and push for funds to improve city services to help clean parks including water resources to make them safe for people to use. Also on the environment, I liked on how you pushed for an initiative Commonwealth Green Communities to help promote green energy like expand on charging stations for electric vehicles to reduce co2 emissions, improve the recycling/trash program to help clean the city from trash, and push for energy efficient homes to help people form paying high energy cost while reduce pollution. Supporting funds for to improve special education to help students with disabilities get accommodations to learn, pushing for after school programs to provide students with help on their assignments, and implement literacy programs to help students including adults improve on their comprehension or gain reading skills is common sense for education reform.  Another thing that I like about your work as Mayor of Montevallo, Alabama is how you expand on community policing to make police officers engage with the community to help reduce tensions and work with community organizers along with organizations to improve on programs to help the homeless people get supplies or the care they need.

Mayor Cost, 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.  On the NewDeal website about progressive public officials ranging from mayors to state legislatures or other public official position where they share ideas to improve society, I enjoyed reading about some of your ideas like the need to improve affordable housing, better environmental protection, and many others. Your role as current Mayor of Montevallo, Alabama 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 public safety to make communities a better place, and many others. My letter is a gift to you for inspiring me for Women’s History Month to help recognize women who work hard to make a great difference.

I strongly believe that you are making a great difference for society. I’m very proud on how you are working hard to support civil rights, protect the environment, improve public safety, and many others. You have inspire me to work hard on my disability, learn about your work, and to 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 impact on society.

Matt Winick

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