Honorable Mariko Yamada
1230 Farragut Cir
Davis, CA 95618
Dear Honorable Yamada,
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 a better place, and many others. Honorable Yamada, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work when you served as Member of the California State Assembly from the 4th district and the 8th district to be very inspiring to me.
When you served as Member of the California State Assembly from the 4th district 2012-2014 and the 8th district 2008-2012, I truly appreciated 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 working with other members of the California State Assembly to expand on laws to combat against hate-crime to help protect minorities including people who are different. On the economy, I liked on how you supported an expansion of jobs training programs to help train youth including workers to develop or improve on work skills to help them prepare for the work force and advocated for the need to raise the minimum wage to help assist minimum wage workers afford to live. Supporting funds for renewable energy resources to help reduce addiction to oil with gas, encouraging industries including companies along with small businesses to use energy efficient products to help reduce high energy cost while reduce pollution, and working with members of the California State Assembly to provide funds to help clean parks including water resources along with coastal areas to make them safe for people to use is common sense to help protect the environment. On education, I liked on how you supported funds to improve special education to help students with disabilities get accommodations they need to learn and expanded literacy programs to help adults including students to gain or improve on literacy skills. Also I liked on how you used your role as an Asian American in the California State Assembly to help support along with advocate for Asian Americans’ rights including Asian American with disabilities’ rights, push for fund to repair the Asian American community, and express the need fort educational awareness programs to help educate people about Asian American culture. Another thing that I liked about your work in the California State Assembly is how you supported ethics reform like a ban on gifts to members of the California State Assembly or public officials from lobbyist to reduce corruption, heavily supported programs to help homeless including people who are low-income get shelter along with food or other supplies, and worked to get funds to help repair or restore historical sites including attractions to help make learning a better tool while improve tourism.
Honorable Yamada, 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 difficult for me when some Asians including some Asian Americans get judgmental about me being different from them or not meeting their standards. Your role as an Asian American and being an advocate of Asian Americans with disabilities’ rights helps give confidence about being an Asian American when I face different obstacles. Your role as former Member of the California State Assembly from the 4th district and the 8th 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 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. My letter is a gift to you for inspiring me and for Asian American Pacific Heritage Month to help recognize Asian Americans who work hard to make a great difference for society.
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, improve social justice, help the Asian American community, and many others. You have inspire me to work hard on my disability, learn about your work, be confident about being an Asian American when there are challenges, and continue to learn different subjects. I was wondering if you could share with me what it was like working in the California State Assembly and some of your significant achievements in public service. 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.