Letter to the Senator...


13189 W. Coronado Rd.                                                                                  
Goodyear, AZ 85338
March 16, 2006


(ASU Senator Jonathan Nishida)                     (US Senator John McCain)

Mr. John McCain
U.S Senator
5353 North 16th Street
Suite 105
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Senator McCain

First off I would like to introduce myself, my name is Jonathan Nishida and I am a student currently at ASU West Campus. This semester I decided to take an Urban Studies: South Phoenix class in which every Friday we would meet within the boundaries of South Phoenix. Since taking this class I have had a difference of opinion and an interest of that particular area. Since being a part of an Urban Studies class that focused on South Phoenix I have learned a lot from the people who live in South Phoenix. From the personal views and thoughts of the students of one of the schools within South Phoenix to people like muralist, Martin Moreno. South Phoenix has taught me to be more understanding and thoughtful of those who seem to be ignored by many of Arizona's other communities and society as a whole. Over the last 8 or so weeks my group and I have gone through out South Phoenix examined for ourselves and concluded with our own opinions that were far and beyond what we previously stated.

The reason why I am writing this letter is simply because I feel that we should have portions of government spending devoted to improving our more impoverished parts of Arizona, not just South Phoenix. By doing so I feel that not only the communities that reside within South Phoenix would be grateful but would make Arizona an admired state. Since Phoenix is one of the fastest growing cities and therefore Arizona one of the more sought to live states; it would be crucial to have a welcoming to visitors and for those to live not to have so called “socially restricted/ unsafe areas”. Next semester I take office as ASU Senator and I would like to discuss the possibility in more community service programs in which we to can help our state not just ourselves. So please take this into consideration and a sort of voice for those who do feel they do not have anyone who cares. To me it seems best to help those within our own communities/ state simply because by helping the few we in turn will be helping the many. Thank you Senator for your time.

                                                                                                            Respectfully Yours,

                                                                                                          (Jonathan O. Nishida)