Queens Borough President Sharon Lee
c/o Office of the Queens Borough President
Queens Borough Hall
120-55 Queens Boulevard
Kew Gardens, NY 11424
Dear Queens Borough President Lee,
My name is Matt Winick, an Asian American 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 safe for people including minorities, and many others. Queens Borough President Lee, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as current 20th Queens Borough President of New York to be very inspiring to me.
In January 2020, I was amazed on how you made history on becoming the first Asian American and first Korean American to become President Queens Borough of New York. In your current role as 20th President Queens Borough of New York, I truly appreciate on how you are 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 other public officials in Queens, New York to expand laws to combat against hate-crimes to help protect minorities including people who are different. On the economy, I like on how you continue to expand on jobs-training programs to help train youth including workers develop work-skills to help prepare for the work-force and heavily support the need to raise the minimum wage to help assist minimum wage workers afford to live. Also on the economy, I really like on how you are an advocate for the need for businesses including industries to have safety measures to help protect workers from getting hurt on the job. Supporting funds for renewable energy resources to help reduce addiction to oil with gas, encouraging businesses including industries to use energy efficient products to reduce high energy cost while reduce pollution, and providing funds to help keep parks including water resources clean to help improve public health is common sense to help protect the environment. Another thing that I like about your work as Queens Borough President of New York is how you are an advocate for the need for affordable housing to help people who are low-income or who can’t afford to live get shelter, expand on programs to help people who are homeless to get supplies like food including hygiene products, push for more drug treatment programs to help drug-users get the care they need to reduce drug abuse, and express the need for accountability for police that do police brutality including police misconduct. Also during the Covid-19 crisis, I like on how you are working hard to expand mental health resources to help people who have struggles with mental health get assistance, expand on testing for covid-19 to help people get tested for it, and push for more funds to help homeless people including people who are low-income get assistance.. Also I like on how you use your role as an Asian American to help provide funds to help repair the Asian American community, support along with advocate for Asian American rights including Asian American with disabilities’ rights, express the need for educational awareness for Asian American culture to help teach people about it.
Queens Borough President Lee, 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 being an Asian American with a disability is a challenge due to some Asians including some Asian Americans get judgmental about me being different or not meeting their standards. Your role as an Asian American and being an advocate for Asian American with disabilities’ rights helps give me confidence about being an Asian American when I face different challenges. I enjoyed reading an article “Sharon Lee’s Path to Interim Queens Borough President” on Spectrum News NY1 because I enjoyed learning about your life and some of your goals in your new role as Queens Borough President. Also your role as current 20th Queens Borough President of New York 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, improve social justice to make communities safe, and many others.
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 social justice, 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 some achievements including a difference, and inspiring me. Please continue to work hard to make a great difference and advocate for common sense ideas. I hope that someday you can run for higher office to help make a difference for people, minorities, and people with disabilities like me when we don’t have a voice.