Honorable Max Baucus
257 Blue Roan Lane
Belgrade, MT 59714
Dear Honorable Baucus,
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 to make civil rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, and many others. U.S. Senator Baucus, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work when you served as U.S. Senator from Montana and as 11th U.S. Ambassador to China to be very inspiring to me.
When you served as U.S. Senator from Montana from 1978-2014, 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 compete in the economy, and working with state legislature in both political parties to expand on laws to combat against hate-crime in order to help protect minorities including people who are different. Also on civil rights I liked on how you support along with push the idea of he Equal Rights Amendment to help protect women from being discriminated based on gender even though the state legislature wasn’t supportive of it. Also on Civil Rights I liked on how you worked with Democrats including moderate Republicans along with President George H.W. Bush to pass The American With Disabilities Act of 1990 to help protect people with disabilities from being discriminated in education including public places and worked with Senator Ted Kennedy from Massachusetts and Republican Senator John Danforth to push for the Civil Rights Act of 1991 to help protect minorities, women, and people with disabilities from being discriminated in employment services. Voted 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 help reduce addiction to oil with gas, and pushed for funds to help protect public lands, water resources including national parks with coastal areas from being polluted is common sense to protect the environment. To improve the economy I liked on how you supported the American Recovery Act, a stimulus package to help fund jobs-training programs to help train youth including workers to develop work-skills along with provide money to help small business. Another thing that I like about your work in the Senate was how you strongly advocate for the need for ethics reform like ban on gifts to public officials from lobbying groups and express with support immigration reform to help protect immigrants including refugees from oppressive countries. When you served as 11th U.S. Ambassador to China from 2014-2017, I like on how you worked with President Obama to help improve U.S. and China relations like work together to combat against CO2 Emissions in order to reduce pollution.
Honorable Baucus, 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 have trouble communicating 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. Also your strong commitment to be a strong supporter of Civil Rights including people with disabilities’ rights really inspire me to work hard on my disability. Your support for the American Recovery Act helped me get into a job-training program in Michigan called The B. Side of Arts where they had lectures about how business works and job training skills session to help me and other people learn different job skills and got paid in 2009. The American Recovery Act made a great difference for me and helped me expand on my work skills where it helped me get a full-time job. Your role as U.S. Senator from Montana and as 11th U.S. Ambassador to China gives me motivation to learn history including social justice. My future goal is to work in these areas to help emphasize the need to make civil rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, and many others. My letter is gift to you for inspiring me.
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 from pollution, support along with advocate for immigration reform, and many others. You have inspire me to work hard on my disability and to continue to learn history including social justice. Even though I still struggle with a disability, your support for the ADA of 1990 helped benefit me and your continuous support for their rights is common sense. 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.