Honorable F. Davids Matthews
c/o Kettering Foundation
200 Commons Rd.
Dayton, OH 45459-2799
Dear Honorable Matthews,
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 and many others. Honorable Matthews, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work when you served as 11th U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare to be very inspiring to me.
When you served as 11th U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare from 1975-1977, I truly appreciated on how you were a strong supporter of civil rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights and working with President Gerald Ford to expand funds to help women including minorities businesses to help them compete in the economy. I like on how you worked with President Gerald Ford and U.S. Secretary Carla A. Hills of Housing and Urban Development to help push All Handicapped Children Act to create special education to help children with disabilities get access to an education. I like your approach to improve education by expanding funds to improve special education to help students with disabilities get accommodations they need to learn and work with President Ford to increase programs to help train teachers including school professionals about the education system. To improve healthcare, I like on how you implemented programs to help educate people about the dangers of second hand smoke to help reduce cancer and expand on programs to help treat people who are addicted to alcohol or drugs to reduce alcohol or drug abuse. Also I like on how you work to expand on food stamps to help people who are low-income or children who are in poverty get access to nutrition and push for programs to help people who are homeless get shelter or food supplies. After you left public service, I like on how you are a continuous strong supporter of civil rights including people with disabilities’ rights, express the need for more improvements of special education to help students with disabilities, the need for universal health care reform to help people with pre-existing conditions including people who can’t afford health insurance get the care they need, and many others.
Honorable Matthews, 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. Also I have visited the Gerald Ford Library and the Gerald Ford Presidential Museum in Michigan and I enjoyed learning about your work in President Gerald Ford administration and how President Ford worked hard to help our country. Your work in public service 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 for civil rights to be stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, have health care reform to help people with pre-existing conditions or who can’t afford health care get the care they need. My letter is a gift to you for inspiring me and to wish you a Happy Birthday for December 6th. My birthday is December 3rd.
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, expand on healthcare, 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 for society, and inspiring me. Please continue to advocate for common sense ideas.