Dear Madam Secretary,
Please accept my apology in how long it has taken me to write this letter to you.
There are many reasons for me to express my deepest thanks to you for your decades of public service. As a former high school English teacher from Philly, your lifelong commitment to create a just, equitable, and inclusive society for all of our children has deeply resonated with me.
But today, I want to particularly thank you for how gracious you’ve been in casting aside your personal feelings about the outcome to the election to unite our country. Despite the fact you’re now leading by more than two million popular votes, you’ve put aside your huge disappointment to unite the country.
I have nightmares about how our country might be torn apart if there is no peaceful transition of power at the end of elections. While many of your opponents have painted you as a villain with unbridled ambition, I want you to know, I recognize how big your sacrifice is to unite our great nation.
Thank you for all your work and I hope to join you and millions of other citizens to continue to work towards a just, equitable, and inclusive future for all our kiddos.