Mayor Ellen Kamei
c/o Office of the Mayor
Mountain View City Hall
500 Castro Street
PO Box 7540
Mountain View, CA 94039-7540
Dear Mayor Kamei,
My name is Matt Winick, 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 the pollution, expand on social justice to improve communities, and many others. Mayor Kamei, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as Mayor of Mountain View, California to be very inspiring to me.
In January 2021, I was amazed on how you made history on becoming the first multiracial (Asian-Latina) to be elected to become Mayor of Mountain View, California. In your current role as Mayor of Mountain View, California, 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 city council members to expand on laws to combat against hate-crime to help protect minorities including people who are different. On the economy, I like on how you support an expansion of jobs training programs to help train youth including workers to develop or improve on job skills to help them prepare for the work force, advocate for the need to raise the minimum wage to help assist minimum wage workers afford to live, and work with city council members to expand on funds to help small businesses including restaurants get help during the COVID-19 pandemic. Supporting funds for renewable energy resources to reduce addiction to oil with gas, encouraging businesses including industries to use energy efficient products to help reduce high energy cost while reduce pollution, and expanding funds to help improve city services to help clean parks including water resources to make them safe for people to use is common sense to protect the environment. To improve education, I like on how you support funds to improve special education to help people with disabilities get accommodations they need to learn, expand tutoring services to help students on their assignments in remote learning or in person, and implementing literacy programs to help students including adults improve on their comprehension. On social justice, I like on how you work with non-profit organizations to expand services to help people who are homeless including people who are low-income get supplies including food and heavily advocate with support the idea of affordable housing to help people who are low income or who can’t afford to live get access to housing. Another thing that I like about your work Mayor of Mountain View, California is is how you push for funds to repair or restore historical sites including attractions to make learning a better place while improve tourism and express the need for ethic laws to reduce police misconduct. Also I like on how you use your role as an Asian American to help advocate including support Asian Americans rights including Asian American with disabilities’ rights, express the need for funds to help repair the Asian American community including their businesses, emphasize the need for educational awareness about Asian American culture including history, and many others.
Mayor Kamei, 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 civl rights including people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on my disability. Being an Asian American with a disability is hard for me because some Asians and some Asian Americans get judgmental about me being different from them or not meeting their standards. Also your role as an Asian and being an advocate along with a supporter of Asians with disabilities’ rights and Asian Americans with disabilities’ rights gives me confidence about being an Asian American with a disability when there are challenges.Your current role as Mayor of Mountain View, California 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, expand on social justice to make communities a better place, and many others. My letter is a gift to you for inspiring me. Also I enjoyed watching Ted Talk “Debunking Defeat” where you shared your story about how you got involved in public service and what it is like being multiracial in society. 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, expand on social justice, and many others. Your story about your life coming to the U.S. and getting into public service is inspiring. You truly 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. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great difference, and inspiring me. Please continue to make a great difference for society.