Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Former Governor John Baldacci of Maine

Governor John Baldacci
Pierce Atwood LLP
Merrill’s Wharf
254 Commercial Street
Portland, ME 04101

Dear Governor Baldacci,

My name is Matthew Winick with an interest in studying history, government, and the criminal justice system.  I like studying these subjects because I am interested in learning about how different ideas can make a great difference in improving society; a strong need to make Civil Rights stronger to protect people who are different from discrimination, a strong need to protect the environment by using renewable energy with environmental protection from pollution, a need for checks and balances to make the criminal justice system by having reforms to protect people’s civil liberties while finding ways to reduce crime,  have a healthcare reform to help people with pre-existing conditions or who can’t afford insurance to get the care they need,  a need to reduce corruption in elections with public officials by having government reform with campaign finance reform,  and many others.  I plan in the future from what I learned from these subjects especially History to teach people on the need to improve society with common sense ideas with finding ways to make history a better tool to help people understand better with creating different ideas to make society better. Governor Baldacci, I find your work as Governor of Maine to be very inspiring to me with your common sense ideas with approach on dealing with different issues on the criminal justice system, government reform, healthcare, and Civil Rights.

When you were Governor of Maine from 2003-2011 I liked on how you worked on creating Dirigo Health Care Act which helped businesses by assisting them to help cover workers with health insurances by providing subsidies and expanded preventative care to assist people who don’t have insurance or have pre-existing conditions get the medical care they need.  On education I really like your approach on improving higher education by making higher education easy for community college students get transferred with their credits easier to a four-year college to further advance on their degrees. Also what I liked about your work on college was supporting improving community college by adding more programs to help students and hire teachers to help teach college students on different subjects. On Civil Rights, I really liked on how you expanded on Civil Rights like improving equal pay for women with minorities, supporting people with different sexual orientation including gender identity to be protected from discrimination, and finally support same-sex marriage to make marriage equal for people. Another thing I liked about your approach on the environment was that your commitment to protect the environment by implementing Renewable Portfolio Standards, a program where it encourage alternative energy companies to invest in your state by assisting on creating clean jobs, supporting renewable energy with alternative energy like solar, wind, biofuel, and energy efficient products as energy sources to reduce high energy cost with pollution, and increasing research funding for ways to protect the environment with promoting technology or alternative energy to make a better future to improve public health with reducing carbon emissions.  I liked on how you worked on reforming the criminal justice system by creating alternative sentencing like treatment programs with community services for non-violent offenders including drug abusers to help them rehabilitate with reducing drug rates instead of strict sentencing, support extending rights for juveniles, support the need for DNA testing to reduce sending an innocent person who is accused of a crime, and legislation to protect people who are different from hate crime.

Governor Baldacci, I strongly believe that you really made a great difference for society and history by working to improve society by finding ways to protect the environment by promoting renewable energy with funding research, improve Civil Rights to end discrimination, make college education easy to access with improving education, making healthcare better for people to afford the care they need, and your commitment to work on reforms for the criminal justice system to have a balance between civil liberties when dealing with crime. Your work on the criminal justice system really inspired me to take a criminal justice class where I got motivated to work on new ideas to reform the system with assistance from my instructor.  Also your work on other issues really helped me get motived to continue learning history with working on new ideas to improve society.  Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, inspiring me to be interested with motivated to be interested in studying criminal justice, government, and history, and making a great difference for society.  I want to wish you well at Pierce Atwood LLP where you can continue making society better for the future and our country with your common sense ideas in energy, education, healthcare, and reform.


Matthew B. Winick

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Mr. Jerry Springer, The Jerry Springer Show

Jerry Springer
The Jerry Springer Show
Rich Forum Theater
307 Atlantic Street
Stamford, CT 06901-3506

Dear Mr. Springer,

My name is Matt Winick with a strong interest in studying history with government and I like watching your show The Jerry Springer Show.  I’ve been a fan of your show since my childhood to present. Most of people that I know call me Matt Springer because I like watching your show.   The reason I like watching your show is; 1) I like how you treat your audience and the guest with kindness, 2) I like how you use humor with sarcasm on statements, and 3) I like how you do Jerry’s Final thoughts where you give advices about life, relationships, and many others.  I enjoy watching your show and every episodes Monday through Friday. Even I watch reruns on YouTube. The Jerry Springer Show is fun for me to watch because I enjoy the humor, listening to people’s stories in a humorous ways, and I like how you give people a chance to show their performances, and make stories clever with some plot twist.  When you do Jerry’s final thoughts I really like your advices about friendships and relationships like start slow before being in a relationships, don’t cheat on your partner if you are having relationship problems, when you have trouble with friendship with other people you should leave them before you are hurt by them, and many others.  Mr. Springer, you are a true inspiration to me because your advices helps give me the confidence in life when times are hard for me, your humor with politeness really makes me a fan of your show, and allowing people on the show to be creative.

Mr. Springer, besides your show I find your views in politics to be really inspiring to me like the need to help the poor with programs to reduce poverty, improve Civil Rights to end discrimination for people who are different (minorities, people with disabilities, gender, and people with different sexual orientation), a strong need to protect the environment.   Also what I like about you is that you advocate helping people with disabilities. Mr. Springer, I have Autism with a learning disability. Having a disability has been hard for me because I have trouble comprehending on learning new subjects and I get teased by other people about my disability.  However, your advocating to help people with disabilities really inspires me to be confident about working on my disability. Also The Jerry Springer Show really helps me have fun with humor watching people with creative stories, your show helps me feel confident about that you are not the only one facing problems, but people have problems, and also I like how you give advices on Jerry’s final thoughts.  I believe that you made a great difference for history and the media with your activism with creativity on a talk show. Mr. Springer, I’m sending you my story about working on my disability with how you inspire me. I want to wish you well on your show with Baggage, life, and your birthday.

I’m sending you a card for your birthday with $5 as a gift for you to celebrate. I hope you have a great birthday.


Matt Winick  
I received a T-Shirt Jerry Springer Security.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard H. Bernstein

Justice Richard H. Bernstein
Michigan Supreme Court
PO Box 30052
Lansing, MI 48909

Dear Justice Bernstein,

My name is Matthew Winick with a strong interest in history and government. I enjoy studying these subjects because I want to learn the need to advance on improving Civil Rights to protect people who are different from discrimination, the need for government reform to reduce corruption with money in elections including government officials from lobbying groups, and a strong need to have checks and balances to protect people with civil liberties when reducing crime. Your story about working hard on overcoming your disability really moves me. Justice Bernstein, I find your work as an attorney at Law Office of Sam Bernstein helping people with disabilities’ rights and advocating for them to be really inspiring to me. I was amazed by your work to get accommodations to help people with disabilities who attend the game to watch at the stadiums by making parking, restrooms, seating, and food services accessible to help people with disabilities get access.  Another thing I was amazed was when you challenged the Oakland County due to it violating the Americans With Disability Act of 1990 and this resulted in having technology to assist pedestrians including people with disabilities to cross the street along it crossing the roundabout. Your work to help people with disabilities really moved me because I have Autism with a learning disability. Having a disability is hard for me because I have trouble comprehending on learning new subjects, it takes me longer to work on assignments, and I get teased by other people. The Americans With Disability Act of 1990 changed my life by improving Civil Rights to help protect me from discrimination and for education I was able to get accommodations like extra time on exams, have a special education program to work with me on improving comprehension, have a tutor or T.A. work with me on subjects, and use a recorder to record lectures to help me improve on note-taking.  Even though the ADA helped benefit me I still have trouble with a disability. However, Justice Bernstein your work as an attorney and an activist for people with disabilities’ rights really inspire me to work hard on my disability and to feel proud to have an activist standing up for people’s rights including people with disabilities.

Justice Bernstein, I was proud to vote for you in the 2014 Michigan Supreme Court election. You ran a great campaign with positive ads, emphasize the need to expand rights for people who are different including people with disabilities, and express the need to reform the criminal justice system. You are a true inspiration to me and from a person with a disability with a strong interest in history I strongly believe that you really make a great difference for our state, Civil Rights, me, and many people who are different by supporting equal rights with supporting people with disabilities rights.  I want to say congrats on becoming the next Michigan Supreme Court Justice and I wish you well for the future.


Matthew B. Winick

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Martin Sheen

Martin Sheen
P.O. Box 6022
Malibu, CA 90264
Dear Mr. Sheen,
My name is Matthew Winick and I enjoy watching you act in movies and also my favorite T.V. Show The West Wing. My favorite movies that you played in are Wall Street, The Departed, Catch Me If You Can, The American President, and Bobby. Besides watching you play in movies I really like when you narrated Eyewitness series and JFK. Your narrations really help motivate me to get interested to learn more about science and history. Mr. Sheen, history is my favorite subject because I am interested to learn how the world works, learn from mistakes, learning the strong need for Civil Rights to end discrimination for people who are different, and understand how government can help benefit society with programs or job training programs. Through out my student life from middle school through college I enjoy taking world history, American History, and other history classes. The West Wing really helped me get interested in Presidential history because of how you portrayed as President Jed Bartlet with some great achievements. I really enjoy watching The West Wing because I enjoy your acting, understand how a presidential administration works, and how to deal with Congress. As a fan of the West Wing I enjoy learning about different characters personality with their political stance and watching all episodes of season 7.  This show got me really interested to study about different U.S. President’s work, finding if they had achievements, and visit Presidential libraries to learn more about their background.  Also the show helped me understand that government can help benefit society. As an American with a mix race including a learning disability with Autism I am proud to have been benefit well from different President like President Obama through the Stimulus package which helped put me in a job training program, The ACA under Obama helped me with health care, President Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, LBJ, Nixon, Ford, Bush sr., Clinton, and Obama have improve Civil Rights with continuing to work on helping protect minorities, gender, people with disabilities, and people with different preferences from being discriminated, and The American With Disabilities Act helped benefit me to get accommodations in education with having programs to help my disability with improving my comprehension under President George H.W. Bush.
Mr. Sheen thank you for taking the time to read my letter, helping me get inspired to learn history, and making The West Wing a great show with great acting and helping me understand more about presidency. Mr. Sheen, you have helped make a difference in my life by getting me motivated to learn more about President’s history and give me confidence by learn how the government can help benefit people like me through legislation. I wish you well for you for the future, acting, and continuing your activism to help people who are different from discrimination with helping people understand the benefit of government with the need for reform.

Matthew B. Winick