State Senator Betty Jean Alexander
c/o Office of State Senator Betty Jean Alexander
PO Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909
Dear State Senator Betty Jean Alexander,
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. State Senator Jean Alexander, the main reason I’ m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as Member of the Michigan Senate from the 5th district to be very inspiring to me.
In your current role as Member of the Michigan Senate from the 5th district, I truly appreciate on how you are a strong supporter of civil rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, supporting funds to help women including minorities businesses to help them compete in the economy, and working with state legislators to expand on laws to combat against hate-crimes to help protect minorities including people who are different. On the economy, I liked on how you support an expansion of jobs-training programs to help train youth including workers to develop or improve on work-skills to help prepare for the work force and heavily advocate 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 businesses including industries to use energy efficient products to help reduce high energy cost while reduce pollution, and providing funds to improve government services to help clean parks including water resources to make them safe for people to use is common sense to protect the environment. On education I like on how you push for funds to improve special education to help students with disabilities get accommodations they need to learn and support literacy programs to help adults including students develop literacy skills to improve on comprehension. On social justice, I like on how you express the need for better improvements of better access to food stamps to help assist people who are low income or who are in need for nutrition, push for investigations into law enforcement who commit police misconduct, and work with different non-profit organizations or groups to find ways to help people who are homeless or who are low income to get different essential items or care they need. Another thing that I like about your work in the Michigan Senate is how you oppose the Medicaid work-requirements due to people struggle with a disability or an illness including people who can’t work or find a full time job from losing access to Medicaid, support funds to help people with disabilities or people who struggle with mental health including people with autism to get some access to health care or mental health services, and working to help people who lost their job to COVID-19 pandemic get unemployment money.
Senator Jean Alexander, 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. Also with my disability i sometimes face discrimination in getting help in the health care system or other services. Your commitment to be a strong supporter of civil rights including people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on my disability and it helps give me a voice when both political parties aren’t advocates of people with disabilities’ rights. I enjoyed reading articles on Detroit news about how you work hard on overcoming different challenges on being a low income person with being a single mom on food stamps on becoming a state legislatures. Also in the articles I like on how you explained that you wanted to run to help be a voice for people who are low income or who are disadvantage or with a disability when the system doesn’t work. Your role as current Member of the Michigan Senate from the 5th district 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, and many others. My letter is a gift to you for inspiring me and for Black History Month to help recognize African American individuals who work hard to make a great difference.
I strongly believe that you are working hard to make a great difference in society. Your story about working hard to overcome being in poverty is moving and inspirational. I’m very proud on how you are working hard to support civil rights, protect the environment, push for better assistance during the pandemic, and advocate with support social justice. You truly inspire me to work hard on my disability, learn more about your work including your life story, 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 and push for common sense ideas.