Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Former U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu from Louisiana



U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu

405 E Capitol Street SE

Washington, DC  20003

Dear U.S. Senator Landrieu,

My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan with a strong interest in learning history and social justice. In these subjects, I like to learn the need to make Civil Rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, and many others to be very inspiring to me.  U.S. Senator Landrieu, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as U.S. Senator from Louisiana to be very inspiring to me.

When you served as U.S. Senator from Louisiana from 1997-2015, I was very proud on how you were a strong supporter of Civil Rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, support funding women including minorities businesses to help them compete in the economy, and expressing the need for women to have equal rights. Also on Civil Rights, I truly appreciated on how you supported expanding laws to help combat against hate crime to help protect minorities including people who are different along with people with disabilities, voted in favor of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 to help women file equal pay lawsuit when they get discriminated in pay based on gender, and had the courage to support the repeal of DADT to help protect military employees from being discriminated based on their sexual orientation.  Working with both political parties to help provide funds to help clean up the coastal areas including public lands from Hurricane Katrina supporting some funds for renewable energy resources including biofuel, and expanding environmental protection laws to help keep water resources including parks from being polluted by toxic chemicals is common sense to help protect the environment.  On the economy, I was very proud on how you had the courage to vote in favor of The American Recovery Act of 2009, a stimulus package to create job-training programs to help train youth including workers to develop work-skills to help prepare for the workforce.  Another thing that I liked about your work in the U.S. Senate was how you voted in favor of reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act to help expand programs including law enforcement to help protect women from domestic violence, had the courage to vote in favor of The Affordable Care Act to help people with pre-existing conditions get the care they need when it wasn’t popular, tried to push for more fund to expand treatment programs to help people with autism, and advocated for women’s right to help protect them from being taken away when making medical decisions. 

U.S. Senator Landrieu, 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 your brother Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s support for Civil Rights along with people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on my disability. The American Recovery Act that you supported helped benefited me to get into a job-training program called the B. Side of The Arts at EMU College of Business in Michigan. In the B. Side of Arts they gave lectures about how businesses work and have classes to help other people including me work on developing work-skills. As a result, The American recovery Act helped improve my work-skills and it paid really well.  Your role as U.S. Senator from Louisiana gives me motivation to continue to learn history and social justice.

Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, having the great courage to push for common sense ideas, and inspiring me.  I wish you the best to continue to advocate for environmental protection, Civil Rights, social justice, and healthcare.


Matt Winick

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