Honorable Jim Slattery
c/o Slattery Strategy LLC
1600 Maddox Lane
McLean, Virginia 22101-0000
Dear Honorable Slattery,
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, and many others. Honorable Slattery, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work when you served as Member of U.S. House of Representatives from the Kansas 2nd district to be very inspiring to me.
When you served as Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the Kansas 2nd district from 1983-1995, 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 pushing for improvements in civil rights legislations to help reduce discrimination. Also on people with disabilities’ rights, I liked on how you worked with Democrats including some moderate Republicans to support the Americans With Disabilities’ Act of 1990 to help protect people with disabilities from being discriminated in public places including education and to provide accommodations to them. Voting in favor of the Clean Air Act of 1990 to help reduce air pollution by requiring industries to burn clean fuel along with promote research into biofuel for vehicles, supported funds for renewable energy resources to reduce addiction to oil with gas, and heavily advocate for legislation to support energy efficient programs to help reduce high energy cost while reduce pollution is common sense to protect the environment. On health care reform, I liked on how supported the Family and Medical Leave Act to require employers to provide employees with job protection along with unpaid leave when they deal with a medical issue or help a family member who has a medical issue and support legislation to help fund mental health services to help people who struggle with mental health get therapy or assistance. Another thing that I liked about your work in congress was how you pushed for funds to help restore along with preserve Brown vs Board of Education historic site to help educate people about the need to reduce discrimination along with help them understand the historical events that lead it to the U.S. Supreme Court, supported the need for ethics reform to ban gifts to members of Congress including their staff from lobbyist or lobbying groups to reduce corruption, and establish Rural Heath Care Coalition to have Democrats including Republicans work to find common ground to provide funds to rural areas across America to help them get access to health care or medical supplies to people who live in rural areas. After you left public service, I truly appreciated on how you were a strong supporter of civil rights including people with disabilities’ rights, advocate for the need for better health care reform, and express the need for environmental protection.
Honorable Slattery, 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. The ADA of 1990 that you supported helped benefited me getting some education and to be protected from being discriminated. In education, the ADA of 1990 helped give me accommodations like extra time on exams, have a tutor or a T.A. help me work on different assignments, use a recorder or education software to help assist on improving my comprehension, and special education resources helping me set up accommodations in elementary school through my community college. In May 2014, I was able to get an associates degree at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan.my main focus in Associates Degree is history, government, some business, some science, and criminal justice. 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 role as former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the Kansas 2nd district 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 the need for civil rights to be stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, 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, expand on health care reform, and many others. Even though I still struggle with a disability,The ADA of 1990 that you supported really made a great difference where it helped benefited me in getting some education and helped protect me from being discriminated based on a disability. You have inspire me to work hard on my disability, learn more 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 to help our country.