Mayor Caroline Simmons
c/o Office of the Mayor
Stamford Government Center
888 Washington Boulevard, 10th Floor
Stamford, CT 06901
Dear Mayor Simmons,
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 form pollution, expand on social justice to improve communities, and many others. Mayor Simmons, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work when you served as Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from the 144th District and as current 32nd Mayor of Stamford, Connecticut to be very inspiring to me.
When you served as Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from the 144th District from 2015-2021, 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 compete in the economy, and working to strengthen legislation to help combat against hate-crime to help protect minorities including people who are different. To improve the economy, I like on how you support expanding on job-training programs to help train youth including workers to develop work-skills, advocating for the need to raise the minimum wage to help minimum wage workers afford to live, and being a co-sponsor for a Connecticut Competitiveness Council to help small businesses be competitive or reduce late fees on businesses to help them hire people to work for them. On public safety, I liked on how you push for legislation to strengthen cybersecurity to help protect people from fraud on the internet or combat against cyber crimes, push for more programs to help train police officers including rescue responders to be prepared to handle a situation, and express the need for community policing to help police officers be engage with the community to reduce tensions. In December 2021, I was amazed on how you made history on becoming the first female to be elected to become Mayor of Stamford, Connecticut. In your current role as 32nd Mayor of Stamford, Connecticut, I like on how you are a continuous supporter of civil rights including people with disabilities’ rights and continuing to work on expanding laws to combat against hate crimes. On the economy, I like on how you are advocating for the need to raise the minimum wage to help assist minimum wage workers afford to live and continuing to expand on jobs training programs to help assist youth including workers to improve or gain on work skills. During the COVID-19 pandemic, I like on how you worked to with city council members to push for funds to local businesses along with small businesses including food services to help them keep in business while provide with with COVID-19 safety tools, working to expand unemployment benefits to workers who lost their job due to no fault of their own or people who can’t work due to COVID-19, and supporting better funding to provide COVID-19 testings including masks along with COVID-19 vaccine distribution to communities including people who are low-income. Supporting funds for renewable energy projects to help reduce addiction to oil with gas, working with other city council members o provide funds to help clean parks including water resources to make safe for people to use, and expanding environmental educational awareness programs to help teach people about the importance of protecting the environment 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 the educational resources they need to learn and expand after school programs to provide youth with assistance on their assignments from tutors. Another thing that I like about your work as Mayor of Stamford, Connecticut is how you support funds to help repair historical sites including attractions to make learning a better tool while improve tourism, be a strong advocate for the need for affordable housing to help assist people who are low income or who can’t afford to live get shelter, and strongly advocate for the need for laws to reduce police misconduct.
Mayor Simmons, 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. Your role as former Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from the 144th District and as current 32nd Mayor of Stamford, Connecticut helps 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
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. You truly 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 make a great difference for society and advocate for common sense ideas.