Sunday, November 2, 2014

My Letter to Governor Dannel Malloy of Connecticut

Even though I am from Ann Arbor, Michigan I find Governor Malloy very interesting to me and his work on reforming the system really getting me interested in learning more about history and the criminal justice system. Also I sent my condolences to him, his state, and the victims of the Sandy Hook Shooting. I decided to write him a letter to reassure that he is doing a great job working hard making a difference and having the courage to do the right thing.   

Governor Dannel P. Malloy
Governor of Connecticut
Office of The Governor
State Capitol
210 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, Connecticut 06106

Dear Governor Malloy,
My name is Matthew Winick from Ann Arbor Michigan with a strong interest in learning with studying history, government, and the criminal justice system. I enjoy studying these subjects to learn more about the need to have reform to make a world a better place, improve with advance on Civil Rights to protect people who are different from discrimination, fix the criminal justice system to help protect victims from crime, have programs to help juveniles with non violent offenders get treatment, rights, with rehabilitate, and have checks and balances when dealing with crime and protecting people’s civil liberties. I took a criminal justice class at my community college and my instructor got me interested to learn about how the system works, different cases, court systems, and the need to reform the system. The class got me inspired to learn more about the system and to find new ideas for reform.

Governor Malloy, I find your work with your stance on reforming the criminal justice system really inspiring to me. Your work on campaigning against the death penalty got me interested in studying about the death penalty issue.  I agree with the need to end the death penalty because of a high percentage of minorities and people who are poor get put on death row than people who can financial themselves and sometimes the people on death row might be innocent due to the DNA testing in cases.  Also I strongly believe that if there is a crime or a trial there should be forensic work including DNA testing to make the system better to find if the defendant is guilty or innocent.   Your work as Governor getting rid of the death penalty got me interested to study more about your work on making a difference.  I was amazed by your achievements to expand on voting rights to extend early voting with improving ways to do voting registration, legalize medical marijuana, improve equal rights to help transgender to be protected from discrimination or hate crime, and putting strict gun control into law with bipartisan support to have background checks and limit gun magazines.

I want to send my condolences with my prayers and sympathy from Ann Arbor, Michigan to you, Connecticut, and the victims of Sandy Hook for losing their own during the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. I agree with you the need to regulate gun sales, strengthen background checks, and more educational programs to help address the need to reduce gun violence. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter and inspiring me to get interested in learning more about the criminal justice system.  From a person who likes to study history with researching people who work hard to make a difference I believe that you make a great difference for history, society, and the future with your ideas for reform for criminal justice system, voting rights to better improve voter’s rights with getting access to have the right to vote, Civil Rights to help protect people who are different from discrimination, and ways to protect people from gun violence. I wish you well on being Governor of Connecticut and good luck on your reelection for a second term.


Matthew B. Winick

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