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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

State Representative Donna Lasinski from Michigan 52nd District

10/25/2017

State Representative Donna Lasinski
c/o Capitol Building
P.O. Box  30014
Lansing, MI  48909-7514

Dear State Representative Lasinski,

My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan with a strong interest in learning history, social justice, and public policy.  In these subjects, I like to learn the need for Civil Rights to be stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, and many others. State Representative Lasinski, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as Michigan State Representative from 52nd District be very inspiring to me and how I enjoyed your speech at the Women’s March 2017 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

In your current role as Michigan State Representative from 52nd District, I really appreciate on how you are a strong supporter of Civil Rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, supporting the need for equal pay for women to help protect them from being discriminated in pay, and expressing the need to expand laws to combat against hate-crime to help protect minorities including people who are different.   On the environment, I like on how you are a strong supporter of funding renewable energy projects to help reduce addiction to oil with gas, support the need for an investigation in the Flint water crisis to help people who live in Michigan including in Flint get help from toxic water, and express support to funds help protect parks, water resources, and public lands from being polluted.  Your approach on the economy like advocating for the need to raise the minimum wage to help minimum wage workers afford to live and supporting the need to expand job-training programs to help train youth including workers to develop work skills to help prepare for the workforce is common sense. Another thing that I like about your work in the Michigan state legislature is how you are a strong supporter of women’s right to have healthcare, advocate for the Health Care Bill of Rights to help people with pre-existing conditions or people who can’t afford health insurance get the medical care they need,  and support funs to help special education and different resources to help people with disabilities get the help they need with accommodations.

State Representative Lasinski, I have autism with a learning disability.  Having a disability is hard for me because I have trouble comprehending on learning different subjects, sometimes I struggle to communicate my thoughts, and get teased. Your continuous strong support for Civil Rights including people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on my disability.   In January 2017, I went to the Women’s March in Ann Arbor Rally and I listened to your speech. In your speech you did an excellent job speaking about being a first woman in your family to get an education, expressing the need to help protect women’ rights from being taken away, supporting the idea of equal pay for women, and many others.   Also your role as Michigan State Representative gives me motivation to continue to learn history and 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, and many others.

I strongly believe that you are making a great difference in the Michigan state legislature. I’m very proud on how you are a continuous supporter of Civil Rights, protect the environment, advocate for women’s rights, and improve social justice. You really did a great job speaking at the Women’s March in Ann Arbor.  You really inspire me to work hard on my disability, listen to your speech, and to continue to learn history with social justice.  Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to support with advocate for common sense ideas when the political environment is difficult, and inspiring me.  I hope that you can continue to advocate for common sense ideas and give more speeches in Ann Arbor, MI to help inspire many people like me.

Sincerely,

Matt Winick


Monday, December 11, 2017

U.S. District Judge Pamela K Chen of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

11/07/2017

U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen
c/o U.S. District Court for Eastern District of New York
Federal Courthouse
225 Cadman Plaza East
Brooklyn, NY  11201

Dear U.S. District Judge Chen,

My name is Matt Winick, an Asian American from Ann Arbor, Michigan with a strong interest in learning history, social justice, and public policy.  In these subjects, I like to learn the need to make Civil Rights stronger to reduce discrimination,  have criminal justice reform to help protect people’s rights while reduce crime, the need for diversity to help improve society, and many others.  U.S. District Judge Chen, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your role as an Asian American in helping the community, your work in the judicial system, and your role as U.S. District Judge in the U.S. District Court for Eastern District of New York to be very inspiring to me.

When you served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York from 2008-2013, I liked on how you were a strong supporter of Civil Rights by prosecuting people who commit hate-crime to help protect minorities including people who are different, advocate for people with disabilities rights,  and express the need to end racial profiling in law enforcement including the judicial system.  Another thing that I liked about your work as an Assistant U.S. Attorney was how you prosecuted people who committed human trafficking to help protect victims from abuse,  pushed for investigation into public officials who are  corrupt or accept illegal bribes, and supported programs to help victims of domestic violence or victims of human trafficking get law enforcement resources to help deal with their trauma.  In you role as Deputy Commissioner for Enforcement for the New York State Division of Human Rights,  I especially liked on how you worked hard in the department to combat against discrimination in housing, employment, and public places based on age, gender, sexual orientation, race, and disability.  In August 2012, I really liked on how you accepted President Obama to nominate you to serve as U.S. District Judge for the U.S. District Court for Eastern District of New York to help him work on improving the judicial system.  In March 2013, I was amazed on how you made history by becoming the first Asian lesbian to serve in the U.S. District Court for Eastern District of New York. In your current position as U.S. District Judge, I truly appreciate on how you are a continuous strong supporter of Civil Rights including people with disabilities’ rights, express the need to protect fundamental civil liberties like the 4th amendment to protect people from unreasonable search warrants, support the need for criminal justice reform like expand drug treatment programs to help non violent drug offenders get treatment, and continue to support programs to help victims of domestic violence or victims of crime get help from law enforcement resources. Besides your judicial career, I am very grateful on how are very active in the Asian American community by advocating for the need for funds to help Asian American communities get the care they need, expressing the need for more Asian Americans to enter in the legal system career, supporting Asian Americans including Asian Americans with disabilities’ rights, and advocating for the need for more educational awareness about Asian American culture.  

U.S. District Judge Chen, 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, combat against hate-crime, and advocate for people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on my disability. Also being an Asian American with autism is a hard struggle for me due to some Asians including some Asian Americans tease me along with get judgmental about me having disability and not fitting in with their culture.  Your role in advocating for Asian Americans with disabilities’ rights and helping the Asian American community gives me motivation to continue to be confident about being an Asian American when I have struggles and to be interested in Asian American history along with culture.  Also your role Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York, Deputy Commissioner for Enforcement for the New York State Division of Human Rights, and as U.S. District Judge motivates me to continue my strong interest in learning history and social justice.  My future goal is to someday work in these areas to help emphasize the need to make Civil Rights stronger,  improve social justice, and many others.

I strongly believe that you made a great difference in the judicial system. Also I’m very proud on how you are working hard to help the Asian American community and advocate for Civil Rights including criminal justice reform in the U.S. District Court for Eastern District of New York. You have inspired me to continue to work hard on my disability, be confident about being an Asian American when I have struggles, and have motivation to continue to learn different subjects.  I hope you enjoy my letter. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great difference in the judicial system including the Asian American community.  I was wondering if you could please share some advice about working hard on my disability and explain your achievements in your judicial career.
Sincerely,

Matt Winick


Sunday, December 10, 2017

U.S. Circuit Judge Gregory Phillips of U.S. Court of Appeals for 10th Circuit


11/09/2017

U.S. Circuit Judge Gregory A. Phillips
c/o U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit
Byron White U.S. Courthouse
1823 Stout Street
Denver, CO  80257

Dear U.S. Circuit Judge Phillips,

My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan with a strong interest in learning history, social justice, and public policy. In these subjects, I like to learn the need for Civil Rights to be stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, have criminal justice reform to help protect people’s rights while reduce crime, and many others. U.S. Circuit Judge Phillips, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work in the Wyoming state legislative, as Wyoming attorney general, and your current position in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit to be very inspiring to me.

When you served as Wyoming State Senator from 1993-1999, I really liked on how you were a strong supporter of Civil Rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights expanding laws to combat against hate-crime, and supporting the need to expand Civil Rights to help protect minorities including people who are different from bing discriminated in public places. Also when you served in the Wyoming State Senate, I liked on how you worked to push for funds to help protect public lands including water resources to make them safe for people to use.  In your role as Wyoming Attorney General from 2011-2013, I really appreciated on how you continued to be a strong supporter of Civil Rights, prosecuted industries that polluted water resources or public lands, went after public officials that were corrupt or accepted illegal bribes, and many others.  In January 2013, I liked on how you accepted President Obama to nominate you for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit to help him improve the judicial system.  In your current role as judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, I especially like on  how you are still continue to support Civil Rights and continue to use reasonable judgment on protect civil liberties like the 4th Amendment  to protect people from unreasonable search including the 6th Amendment  to have a right to a fair trial along with the right to hear the evidence against them. Another thing that I like about your work in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit is how you advocate for criminal justice reform like the need for drug treatment programs to help drug-users get the care they need, expand programs to help victims of domestic violence or victims of crime get law enforcement resources they need to deal with trauma,  and the need for educational awareness programs to help educate people about the need to reduce gun violence including drug abuse.

U.S. Circuit Judge Phillips, 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 in the Wyoming State Senate, as Wyoming Attorney General, and in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit gives me motivation to continue to learn history, social justice, and public policy.  My future goal is to someday work in these areas to help emphasize the need to make Civil Rights stronger, protect the environment, have criminal justice reform, and many others.

I strongly believe that you made a great difference in public service. Also I’m very proud on how you are using your experience from public service and your advocacy for criminal justice reform including Civil Rights to make a difference in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. You have inspired me to work hard on my disability and to continue to learn history along with many other subjects.  I was wondering if you could please share with my your favorite moments when you served in Wyoming and what it is like serving in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.  Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great difference, and inspiring me. I wish you the best to continue to make a difference in the judicial system.


Sincerely,

Matt Winick


Saturday, December 9, 2017

U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri


10/12/2017

U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
c/o Charles Evans Whittaker U.S. Courthouse
400 E. 9th Street, Room 7452
Kansas City, MO  64106 

Dear U.S. District Judge Philips,

My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan with a strong interest in learning history, social justice, and public policy. In these subjects, I like to learn the need to make Civil Rights stronger to reduce discrimination, have criminal justice reform to help protect people’s rights while reduce crime, and many others. U.S. District Judge Phillips, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work  as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri and as current U.S. District Judge to be very inspiring to me.

When you served as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri from 2009-2012, I liked on how you were a strong supporter of Civil Rights by prosecuting people who commit hate-crime to help protect minorities including people who are different,  advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, and working with public places to find ways to reduce discrimination or violation of Civil Rights laws.  Also I really like on how you worked with President Obama to have criminal justice reform.  Your approach on criminal justice reform like expand drug treatment programs to help drug-users get the care they need to reduce drug addiction, push for more programs to help victims of crime including victims of domestic violence get help on dealing with their trauma from law enforcement resources or the legal system,  and implement educational awareness programs to help teach people how to protect them from fraud, reduce drug use, and reduce gun violence.  Also what I like about when you served as U.S. Attorney was on how you prosecuted public officials that were charged with corruption or taking illegal bribes with gifts, combated against people who committed human trafficking to help protect women along with children from danger,  and worked to expand the U.S. attorney offices along with Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate cybercrimes.  In June 2011, I was very proud on how you accepted President Obama to be on a seat of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri to help improve the judicial system.  In March 2012, congrats on being confirmed by the U.S. Senate for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri.  In your current position in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, I’m proud on how you are a continuous supporter of Civil Rights and advocate for criminal justice reform.

U.S. District Judge Philips, 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 U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri and as current U.S. District Judge motivates me to continue my interest in learning history and 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, have ways to help protect victims of crime get the care they need, have criminal justice reform to help protect people’s rights while reduce crime, and many others.

I strongly believe that you are making a great difference in the judicial system. I’m very proud on how you are working hard to be a supporter of Civil Rights and to improve criminal justice reform. You have inspired me to work hard on my disability and to continue to be motivated to learn history including social justice.  Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, making a great difference in the judicial system, and inspiring me.  I wish you the best in your current position in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri to continue to make a difference for society.

Sincerely,

Matt Winick