State Representative Karen Kwan
c/o Office of State Representative Karen Kwan
PO Box 571384
Murray, UT 84157-1384
Dear State Representative Kwan,
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 to make civil rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, and many others. State Representative Kwan, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as current Member of the Utah House of Representatives from Utah 34th District and your activism on helping the Asian American community to be very inspiring to me.
In your current role as Member of the Utah House of Representatives from Utah 34th District, 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 state legislatures to expand laws to combat against hate crime to help protect minorities including people who are different. On the economy, I like on how you support expansion of jobs-training programs to help train youth including workers to develop work-skills to help them prepare for the workforce and advocate for the need to raise the minimum wage to help assist minimum wage workers afford to live. Also on worker’s rights, I really like on how you are an advocate for the need for legislation to help protect workers from being hurt in a workplace and heavily advocate for the need for improvements of medical leave or assistance to a worker when they have a medical issue or have to take care of a family. Supporting funds for renewable energy resources to reduce addiction to oil with gas, encouraging businesses including industries to use energy-efficient products to reduce high energy cost while reduce pollution, and working with state legislatures from both political parties to expand funds to improve city services including government services to help clean parks, water resources, and some public lands from being polluted is common sense to protect the environment. On education, I liked on how you support funds to improve special education to help assist students with disabilities to get accommodations they need to get help on learning, expand on literacy programs to help students including adults develop or gain literacy skills including comprehension, and push for more after school programs to provide tutors to help students on their assignments or give students a chance to do recreational activities to reduce them from turning to crime. Another thing that I like about your work in the Utah state legislature is how you support an expansion on programs to help people who are homeless get shelter or supplies, advocate for criminal justice reform like drug treatment programs to help drug users get the care they need to reduce drug abuse, and heavily express the need for ethics reform like a ban on gifts to public officials including staff members from lobbyist or lobbying groups to reduce corruption. Also I like on how you use your role as an Asian American to help provide funds to help repair Asian American communities, advocate with support Asian Americans’ rights including Asian Americans with disabilities’ rights, and express the need for educational awareness to help educate people about Asian or Asian American culture.
State Representative Kwan, 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 a challenge because some Asians including some Asian Americans get judgmental about me being different or not meeting their standards. Your role as an Asian American and being an advocate for Asian American with disabilities’ rights helps give me motivation to try to be confident about being an Asian American when I face different challenges. Your role as current Member of the Utah House of Representatives from Utah 34th 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 to make civil rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, improve 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, improve social justice, help the Asian American community, and many others. You have inspire me to work hard on my disability, learn more about your work, try to be confident about being an Asian American with a disability, 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 work hard to make a great difference.